40 Behind The Scenes Facts About The Bachelor
Only The Series’ Lead Gets Paid
If anyone was wondering why Desiree would need the producers to pay her rent while she was filming the season, it’s because Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants don’t get paid to appear on the show. The only cast member who gets paid is the season lead, who gets a salary similar to what they would make during their regular job. Emily Maynard was supposedly the highest-paid lead, with a rumored $250,000 stipend. Amy notes that it would be pretty weird for the lead to make less than six-figures now that the shows are so popular.