LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – How much do they get paid on RHOA and other Housewives shows? Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks could see major RHOA salary raises for next season. Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks’ salary levels for this year were never confirmed to news. But over the last three years, LALATE has reported how RHOA, specifically, has seen a stark jump in salaries while other Housewives shows are still not as lucrative for its stars.
The key is ratings. Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, and their costars all delivered an increase in ratings on RHOA this season. That has not been the case on RHOC and RHOBH the last two years. While RHOC and RHOBH share a different production company than RHOA, the west coast Housewives saw a drop in ratings last year and now this year again. But Atlanta Housewives have been increasing their ratings.
Three years ago, LALATE reported that Atlanta Housewives are the highest paid women on Bravo while west coast wives are paid far less. Recently, Brandi Glanville confirmed the same. She said as a Friend of the Housewives, for roughly 26 episodes, she got paid a mere $18,000. But as a Full Housewife, she made in excess of $100,000. But the key are the RHOBH leads. She asserts that the top Beverly Hills cast members only make $250,000, a fraction compared to RHOA.“The other girls are a year ahead of me and they’re making $250 [thousand].” She added “I want what they’re getting, because I work hard… I’m not supposed to tell anyone this, but I’m just telling you.”
The big jump in salaries started in roughly 2012. In 2011, Jill Zarin told news that the Bravo’s salaries for the fourth season of RHONY were more than the first through third season, combined. “The first, second and third season salary pretty much added up to the fourth season. I worked really hard”, said Zarin. In October 2011, LALATE reported news that Zarin and Ramona Singer were being paid $500,000 per season. Singer’s salary allegedly jumped last season as well.
In 2012, the purported salaries for RHOA cast members left other housewives jealous. Reports claimed that NeNe Leakes in 2012 got in salary plus reunion taping a purported one million dollar per season. Other checks were reportedly seven hundred thousand dollars to Sheree, followed by Kandi ($550,000), Phaedra and Cynthia (both $375,000).
While Leakes’ benchmark won’t be raised much higher, expect a big jump for Parks and Moore. Moore is believed to have been paid at the lower end of the women for the first season. But if ratings are any indication, expect Parks, Bailey, and Moore to see a substantial jump in salary probably in excess of $550,000 for next season .