How much do the pawn stars guys make?

IMG_4327Although the Pawn Stars cast haven’t confirmed their income from the History Channel, we have heard that Austin Chumlee Russell makes $25,000 per episode.

It's difficult to know how accurate that number is, though, compared to the salaries that some other reality TV stars have received:

The Real Housewives get a $30,000 check per episode and John & Kate made $75,000.

Those that also have a role behind the scenes of reality TV make large amounts of money, as is the case with Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest who make $10s of millions of dollars per year for hosting/judging and producing reality programs.

Updated on Tuesday, March 13 2012 at 04:13AM EDT