How Much Does Honey Boo Boo Make?

Wed, September 5, 2012 5:52pm EDT by 6 Comments
Honey Boo Boo Salary
Courtesy of TLC

‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ attracts nearly 3 million viewers each week, but the rowdy family reportedly makes a shockingly small amount from the series! Find out how much they earn.

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson became a Toddlers & Tiaras standout with the catchphrase, “a dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo!” — and even earned her family their own spinoff reality show. But it seems the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo clan doesn’t have much to holler about thanks to the execs at TLC.

According to the Hollywood Reporterthe entire family only made $40,000 for the first season, which is shockingly low for a reality television show, especially with 10 episodes.

Sources say the family only gets paid a mere $2,000 – $4,000 per episode — a huge investment for show that reaches nearly 3 million viewers each week.

However, mama June Shannon spoke to TMZ, claiming the reports are false and that her family makes “a good deal more,” but wouldn’t specify how much.

“We’re making memories to last a lifetime,” she said.

Either way, $40,000 can buy a lot of cheese balls. And if the series gets picked up for more seasons, that equals a major salary bump!

Do YOU think $40,000 is enough HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

More Honey Boo Boo news:

  1. Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June: Our Family Is ‘Relatable’
  2. Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June Shannon: ‘I Have Nothing To Hide’
  3. ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Recap: Crowning A Rockstar Diva

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movinonup

Posted at 2:38 AM on October 9, 2012  

Then the quesrion is will they still be living on sketti and butter?

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M

Posted at 1:16 PM on September 8, 2012  

Morning All. I think Honey Boo Boo is very pretty ! Her Family should be all clened up & stop getting things from the trash that is a bad habbett. Also the Young Lady who’s pragnet should find the Man who got her Pragnet should pay for her & Baby. Well I have too not day anything bad becouse there humongous beings! Well. Mimi

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Rebecca

Posted at 10:06 AM on September 13, 2012  

Please!!! Learn to spell before making your lame comments. Alaina is not the only girl to ever be exploited by the networks!!! they’re just a down to Earth family doing the best they can to raise their kids!!!

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Courtney

Posted at 1:29 PM on September 6, 2012  

Kris Jenner is an idiot If she thinks June is exploiting her child whats she doing with hers. beauty pagents are big business down south and always have been as for the money the family makes per episode who cares they’re rednecks they’ll burn right through it.

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KELSI

Posted at 12:43 AM on September 6, 2012  

Watched this show for the first time tonight. HILARIOUS!! Love it!

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patty

Posted at 10:50 PM on September 5, 2012  

its nobodys busniess how much money they make you dont have to answer any questions about that

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