How much do the cast of storage wars get paid per episode?
Before being booted off Storage Wars, Dave Hester told the press that he was paid $25,000 for each episode, with a guarantee of 26 episodes, a monthly stipend of $2,500, with an expense account of $124,500, AND he received $25,000 as a signing bonus. That's about $800,000 per year! We assume other cast members are paid a similar amount.
Just in- Dave Hester who is still in the process of suing A&E and Storage Wars's production company is claiming that the hit show has lost 1 million viewers in the past month dropping from 3.3 million to 2.35 million.
Sadly, auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson have had their screen time reduced this season and fans are now starting to notice.
Catch episodes of Storage Wars on Tuesdays at 8/7c on A&E.