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”
“Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski on life behind the scenes of Deadliest Catch”
“The money they make from the show covers their fuel costs for one season.”
I am Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand from Deadliest Catch, AMA • /r/IAmA
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