'Teen Mom' Salaries Revealed -- Who Makes the Most?


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They don't do it for free! There's a reason the cast of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 keep signing on again, season after season, and it's only partly because they want to share their stories. That may be true, but they're also reportedly pocketing some fat paychecks. We can't say we blame them a bit!

  • The "OG" ladies reportedly make $25,000 each, per episode.

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    According to Radar Online, Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham, and Catelynn Lowell all make a cool 25K per episode. 

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  • The original baby daddies on the series also make $25,000.

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    According to Radar's source, Ryan Edwards, Tyler Baltierra, and Gary Shirley make them same as the moms. "It was all thanks to Amber," they revealed. "She made sure Gary made as much as she did when they were together."

  • Poor Matt Baier apparently didn't make as much though.

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    Amber's ex-fiancé only made between $5,000 to $10,000 per episode he appeared in. We wonder if he's kicking himself now for not holding on to that gravy train a little tighter? Oh well, we're happy for Ambs that she finally moved on, and can't muster much sympathy for Matt.

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  • The cast members also get bonuses for reunions and specials.

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    They each apparently get $1,000 per special or aftershow. Plus a free trip to wherever they're filming.

  • "Teen Mom 2" star Chelsea DeBoer reportedly makes a quarter million a season.

    Chelsea's ex Adam Lind claimed that she pulled in $250,000 for filming season six alone of the show. No word on if her hunky hubby Cole DeBoer gets his own paycheck.

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  • Adam Lind was apparently making bank too.

    A source claimed that Adam was making $200,000 a season before he finally called it quits. With that much money on the line, we're surprised he walked away. We're still not convinced we've seen the last of him though.

  • Newcomer Briana DeJesus is way behind the curve on the pay-scale.

    She just joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 this past season, and reportedly only made $20,000 for the whole season -- the same amount that Chelsea DeBoer, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry, and Jenelle Evans made during season one. 

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  • Meanwhile, the rest of Bri's costars are supposedly making $300,000 per season.

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    According to The Ashley, Leah, Jenelle, and Kail are making $300,000 per season. We're just going to go ahead and assume Chels is making that at this point too. 

    The stars make all take their turns complaining about MTV editing, but at the end of the day, it's not hard to see why they keep coming back. We would too, with paychecks like that.