Do the people on the show storage wars get paid to be on tv
It has not been confirmed how much they get, but it's been estimated that they make about $12,000 to $15,000 dollars per episode. That does not include money that they make from selling the items that they acquire on the show.
The show is also said to be scripted, and it's debated heavily if everything is all set up so that the bidders always get a locker full of valuable items.
Some viewers believe that this is true, especially those with some experience in the storage business, saying that it's rare to find anything of value in an abandoned storage locker.