How Much Does DJ Pauly D Make on ‘Jersey Shore’?

Pauly D on "Jersey Shore." (MTV)

We all knew that the cast of “Jersey Shore” had to be making a bundle after media reports noted that the MTV celebrities had been receiving pay raises leading up to the sixth season of the reality show. Now, court documents reveal how much they actually earn to work out, hit the beach and party.

“Jersey Shore” star Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is being sued by his agency ICM over unpaid commissions, and court documents have hit the public that detail the cast member’s pay through years, which you can see in its entirety here.

ICM filed the lawsuit Thursday against the reality star alleging that Pauly D now owes the agency at least $370,000 for the past two seasons of the show.

The complaint also lays out how much Pauly D is actually making for “Jersey Shore.”

For the third year of the show, Pauly D received a $400,000 signing bonus as well as $100,000 for each episode.

For the fourth season, which not only ran 12 episodes, but also featured a launch special, a reunion episode, as well as merchandising and bonuses, ICM says that Pauly D earned $1.6 million plus $107,037 for contractual participations and an additional $200,000 bonus, to bring the grand tally to more than $1.9 million.

The last season pushed the totals even higher. ICM claims that Pauly D’s pay grew from $100,000 an episode to $150,000 an episode. That, combined with the money due from after-shows, reunion shows, merchandising, and other extras brought his compensation up to $2.1 million from the fifth season, which ended March 15.


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