Here’s How Much Gabby Windey And Rachel Recchia Got Paid as Bachelorette’s

They do it for love.. and a lot of money!

How much do the The Bachelor and The Bachelorette leads get paid for their time on the show?

A Bachelorette lead makes around six figures.

In the past, the Bachelorettes didn’t make much as much as a Bachelor lead. But thanks to the show’s popularity, the things have now changed since the last few years.

The average Bachelorette has made around $100,000 in the previous seasons.

But that number has gone way up after season 8, when Emily Maynard negotiated her salary all the way up to $250,000.

How much did Gabby Windey make on her season of the Bachelorette?

Apparently, Gabby was paid somewhere around $130,000 to star on her season of the ABC show.

How much did Rachel Recchia make on her season of the Bachelorette?

Rachel Recchia was paid around $100,000 for being the lead on the show.

So, how much do Bachelor in Paradise contestants get paid?

Let’s start with season 1 of Paradise. Contestants who appeared on the first season made between $7,000 to $15,000 total. Thanks to the shows growing popularity, that number has since gone up.

During an interview on ‘Trading Secrets’ podcast, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Dean Unglert revealed that he was offered $400 per day to star on ‘BiP’ Season 4.

“They hit me up and they were like, ‘Hey, do you want to do Bachelor in Paradise, this other show that pays $400 a day, and you could be there for up to 30 days,’ something like that,” Dean recalled. “So I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, great. Four hundred bucks a day, 30 days, $12,000, that’s fantastic.” 

After some negotiations, Dean asked ABC for $800 per day before he settled with $600 per day.

“They’re like, ‘Well, you should get more money because you’re kind of like the guy coming off the show… you’re who they want most from your season to go to Paradise, minus like Peter [Kraus], obviously,’” Dean said. “At that point, I was like, out of principle, I just wanted them to pay—it could have been one dollar more—out of principle, I wanted them to pay me more than they were offering everybody else just cause I thought I was hot shit for some reason.”

Jason Tatrick, who never appeared on Bachelor in Paradise because he started dating Kaitlyn Bristowe soon after his Bachelorette stint, revealed he negotiated a $600-per-day salary and $5,000 in case he got eliminated during the first rose ceremony.

So, who’s the highest paid contestant of Bachelor in Paradise?

It’s none other than the former Bachelorette.. Becca Kufrin.

Becca Kufrin, who’s the only lead to ever appear on Bachelor in Paradise, is the highest paid contestant to come out of the ABC show. She apparently made around $25,000 – $30,000 for her appearance.