According to Stylecaster, contestants are paid around $400 per day for Bachelor in Paradise, which follows single contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette getting a second chance at love. This amount can be negotiated, but it’s typically calculated in one of three ways: per day (most common), per episode or flat rate.
The exact number depends on the person, how long they last and prior involvement. For example, someone who’s been on BiP before may negotiate a higher rate. Or someone with lead experience—like Rachel Recchia—may get a higher number simply because she’s more famous.
In a podcast interview, Dean Unglert revealed that he was offered $400 per day for Bachelor in Paradise season four. “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,” he said. “So, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, great. Four hundred bucks a day, 30 days, $12,000, that’s fantastic.” Unglert admitted that he later asked for $800 per day but was turned down. Luckily, they settled on $600 per day.