How Much Money Does Colton Underwood Make on ‘The Bachelor’?

The Bachelor season 23 has us all in suspense. Who will Colton Underwood choose? Why did he send certain women home? There so many questions and so many unexpected outcomes, it’s hard to keep up. One question some fans have is how much The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood is getting paid to be on the show. It would only make sense for him to get paid to go through the emotional roller coaster that comes with being on the show. How much money does Colton Underwood make on The Bachelor? Here’s what we know about his salary.

The Bacheolor Colton Underwood | Rick Rowell via Getty Images
The Bacheolor Colton Underwood | Rick Rowell via Getty Images

How much money producers on The Bachelor are paid

Producers at ABC, home of The Bachelor, make an average of $87,000 a year, according to Glassdoor. The highest estimated salary is about $121,000. According to the website, 80% of employees would recommend ABC to a friend and 90% approve of the company’s CEO.

The richest stars on The Bachelor

Some of the richest stars on The Bachelor were Andrew Firestone, with a net worth of $50 million; Prince Lorenzo Borghese, with a net worth of $50 million; and Travis Stork, with a net worth of $8 million.

How much money does The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood make?

The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood makes roughly $100,000 for his starring role on the show, according to entertainment blogger Stephen Carbone. Stars of The Bachelorette get paid about the same amount for the season. According to Hollywood Life, one of the highest-paid Bachelorette stars was Emily Maynard, who reportedly received $250,000.

Contestants are reportedly unpaid. There have also been reports that contestants leave their jobs so they can be on the show. They also have to supply their own wardrobe. That doesn’t sound like a great deal, but for some, the chance to become famous is worth it.

Colton Underwood’s net worth

The Bachelor Colton Underwood  | Rick Rowell via Getty Images
The Bachelor Colton Underwood takes a moment to think about his relationships with the women. | Rick Rowell via Getty Images

Colton Underwood has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He started out playing college football for Illinois State University. After his college football career ended, Underwood joined the San Diego Chargers as a free agent. He was also on the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles practice squads. As a member of the practice squads he didn’t play a regular NFL game and wasn’t part of the main team.

How stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette make money after the show

Nick Viall |  JB Lacroix/WireImage
Nick Viall | JB Lacroix/WireImage

Although stars are paid to be on the show, they also have opportunities to earn a lot of money after the show ends. Since being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette raises the stars’ profile, brands often clamor to get them to participate in product endorsements. For example, The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay was on The Steve Harvey Show, promoting a truck-load of brands for Valentine’s day. The Bachelor’s Nick Viall also cashed in on his television appearance with product endorsements. He even launched his own line of men’s grooming products back in May 2017.

Even if the stars of the show don’t find love, at least they can count on product endorsement money and a few minutes of fame. Whatever the outcome is, The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood should be just fine.

 Read more:  How Much Do Producers on ‘The Bachelor’ Make?

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