‘Teen Mom OG’: How Much Is the MTV Cast Getting Paid For Season 9?
MTV’s Teen Mom OG cast has been gracing our television screens since they first appeared on 16 and Pregnant more than a decade ago. Fans have watched the ladies and their children grow up, and though there have been some Teen Mom cast changes through the years, fans love the mothers all the same.
The show’s ninth season premiered on January 26 — but how much is the cast getting paid now?
‘Teen Mom OG’ has seen some cast changes in recent years
When Teen Mom first premiered back in 2009, the show featured four main cast members: Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell Baltierra, Amber Portwood, and Farrah Abraham. Over the years, the cast grew close, but one person never jived as well with the other three: Farrah Abraham. Soon enough, there were rumors that Abraham was becoming increasingly hard to work with, and producers began filming some of her outbursts toward them for the show.
Abraham had also become involved in the adult entertainment industry, and eventually, MTV fired her from the show. Cheyenne Floyd was hired as her replacement, and soon after, Mackenzie McKee joined the cast as well. Now, it appears that all five Teen Mom OG cast members have become friends.
Maci, Amber, and Catelynn likely make close to $500,000 per episode
As of 2019, the Teen Mom OG salaries were around $400,000 per episode for Maci, Amber, and Catelynn. However, contracts tend to be renegotiated year after year, and the when the women signed on for another season of the show, those salaries were likely revisited.
There have been rumors that some of the Teen Mom 2 cast, such as Chelsea Houska, make as much as $500,000 per episode. With that said, it would make sense that the show’s original cast members make just as much — if not more. Ratings between the two shows are similar, and Maci, Amber and Catelynn have been on MTV for a few years longer than the Teen Mom 2 cast. Though their exact season 9 salaries are unknown, it’s likely they’re close to that half-a-million mark.
Cheyenne and Mackenzie likely received raises for this new season
It’s probable that Cheyenne and Mackenzie don’t make nearly as much as the original cast members, though they’re likely negotiating their salaries as well with each passing season. Maci, Amber, and Catelynn reportedly made $5,000 for the show’s first season, so it’s possible that’s the salary Cheyenne and Mackenzie started out with as well.
It remains to be seen how much money the newer ladies might have negotiated for season 9, as MTV doesn’t usually divulge the cast’s exact salaries, though we can be certain they’re making less money than their other three co-stars.