Do you get paid to be on Bachelor in Paradise? Salaries explored

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 is getting interesting with each passing episode by bringing back familiar faces and showcasing all the drama revolving around them. While we know that the contestants enter the show to find love, one can’t ignore other perks. 

The viewers have always wondered if the contestants get paid to be on Bachelor in Paradise. If you’re looking for an answer as well, we’ve got all the details for you right here.

Do you get paid to be on Bachelor in Paradise?

Yes, the contestants get paid to be on the show. 

According to Reality Steve, the participants receive different amounts of payment per episode, per day, and based on a flat rate. 

He further stated that some contestants get paid for the number of days they manage to stay on the show, while others on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are paid a certain flat rate for the entire show. 

Salaries of the contestants explored 

The salaries of the contestants have significantly gone up since the inception of the show in 2014. 

According to Steve, the contestants on Season 1 made anywhere between $7000 and $15000. 

Meanwhile, Dean Unglert, who was seen on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, revealed during the Trading Secrets podcast in May 2021 that he was offered $600 per day when he was on the show. 

And Jason Tartick, The Bachelorette season 14 contestant revealed on the same podcast that he managed to negotiate a $600-a-day salary with the creators of Bachelor in Paradise, with a guaranteed cheque of $5000 if he didn’t stay longer than a week. But, he never appeared on the show. 

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Season 7 Episode 6 recap 

While we are yet to discover which one of the current contestants would be drawing the biggest salary for the latest season, the show continues to run high on drama and romance. 

The latest episode saw a lot of tension between Natasha and Brendan as Pieper entered Bachelor in Paradise

Natasha, who was believed to be forming a strong bond with Brendan, realizes that the rumors about him dating Pieper before Bachelor in Paradise are true. 

With Pieper’s return to Brendan’s life, it remains to be seen if Natasha is able to move on and find a connection for herself. 

Bachelor in Paradise airs on Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC. 

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