Honey Boo Boo & Family Get Major Pay Raise

Mon, October 1, 2012 5:01pm EST by 45 Comments
Honey Boo Boo Salary
Courtesy of TLC

America’s favorite self-proclaimed redneck family earned major ratings for TLC, and now they are finally getting the payday they deserve! Find out how much they’re making.

Here comes a pay raise! AlanaHoney Boo BooThompson and the rest of her wacky family on TLC’s hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo received a major salary bump from the network after they realized the show was a hit.

At the beginning of the series, Mama June Shannon and her crazy clan were receiving about $5,000 to $7,000 per episode the second episode, sources told TMZ, until TLC execs realized the series was a ratings smash.

After the second episode aired, the network offered the family a significant increase in salary. Although the sources wouldn’t be specific, it was between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode.

That’s not all — TLC also paid for a body guard for the family, and a driver for Sugar Bear after his ATV accident.

But even with bigger paychecks, the Honey Boo Boo family has insisted on staying grounded. The network offered to help move June and her family into a bigger house, but the 33-year-old mother of four refused. She’s an active member of their town, and didn’t want to leave her community and family home behind.

She also refused to sign with an agent — June didn’t want money to be the driving force behind the show, nor did she want to take her or her family away from their home for too long. The girls are still in school, after all.

The Honey Boo Boo matriarch has been insisting they wouldn’t let fame get to her and her family, and it looks like she’s right! Good for them!

What do YOU think of June’s decision to not sign with an agent HollyMoms?


— Christina Stiehl

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  3. TLC Orders More ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Episodes