Not that much, really. It’s a reality show. The point of the reality show for the participants is to give people a platform from which to speak about their causes, and if they are smart, to sell merchandise. It isn’t something that pays the participants much.
From what I can find, there isn’t any definite information about the exact salary, but here are some anecdotes:
“Captain Bill, you “re not going to get rich doing this show”
“The money they make from the show covers their fuel costs for one season.”
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-much-do-the-people-on-Discovery-Channel-real-life-shows-like-Deadliest-Catch-Tanked-and-Bering-sea-gold-get-paid-per-season
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-10