Pauly D Earns a Tremendous Amount of Money

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: DJ Pauly D attends Z100's Jingle Ball 2010 at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** DJ Pauly D Photo: Jason Kempin/2010 Getty Images

Pauly D will make $175,000 per episode for the upcoming sixth season of Jersey Shore. Scratch that: Pauly D will earn $175,000 per episode. D.J. Pauly D's former management company is suing him, and part of the suit discloses how much he makes per season: for season four, Pauly made $100,000 per episode plus a $400,000 signing bonus and a $200,000 bonus at the end of the season. Good work if you can get it! Jersey continues to be a huge, huge ratings success for MTV, and while $175,000 is an absolute shitload of money it's not that much for the star of a hit show — especially on a network that doesn't have a close-second series waiting to take over the (heavily gelled) crown. Oh, he still makes more for one hour of television than the average American family makes in three years, but everything's relative, etc.