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How much does cast of ‘Little People, Big World’ get paid per episode?

The show promises an unorthodox plot as it follows the Roloff Family’s lives as they struggle to live with dwarfism on their farm
The Roloff Family from 'Little People, Big World' (@rolofffarms/Instagram)
The Roloff Family from 'Little People, Big World' (@rolofffarms/Instagram)

PORTLAND, OREGON: ‘Little People Big World’ has garnered the title of one of the longest-running family-focused reality television shows by TLC. The show has even broken a Guinness World Record for this feat, with 23 seasons up its sleeve. The show promises an unorthodox plot as it follows the Roloff Family’s lives as they struggle to live with dwarfism. So naturally, fans wonder about the paychecks that the family earns by starring in such a long-running show.

Since its premiere in 2006, ‘Little People, Big World’ is currently airing Season 24, which means the Roloffs have been on air for almost two decades. The show followed Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff’s lives as their children, Zach Roloff, Jeremy Roloff, Molly Roloff, and Jacob Roloff, all grew up into adults who now have their own families. Here are all the details about how much the Roloffs make for starring on the TLC show.


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How much does the cast of ‘Little People Big World’ get paid?

The Roloffs get paid to star on ‘Little People Big World’. But the details about their paychecks are not clear as it is confidential information that the reality stars are not to expose. But according to the US Sun, Jacob Roloff had once revealed information about his salary. Jacob has left Roloff farms and doesn’t star on the TLC show anymore. He later tweeted about his past paycheck. He stated that he earned $6 per hour during his childhood. “People don’t realize I was paid roughly $6/hr to be filmed for my whole childhood. I’m still called rich derisively lol,” stated the star in his tweet.


As for the rest of the cast, we’re still not privy to the exact details of the family’s salary, but InTouch Weekly revealed information on the estimate of reality TV stars’ paychecks. According to the news site, beginners or “nobodies” get $1,500 an episode, to $3,000 per episode, and it increases to $7,000 to $10,000 an episode after three years. The highest level is the “Kardashian level”, which is a whopping $500K per episode.

Now the Roloffs may not be as popular as the Kardashians, but the show has been running for a really long time, and the Roloffs are hardly nobodies at this point. So the family members may earn $10,000 or more each episode per person. 


Catch the ‘Little People, Big World’ Season 24 premiere on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 9/8c on TLC.