Teen Mom: OG and Teen Mom 2 are among the most popular series in MTV's storied history.
The stars may not enjoy the same universal name recognition as Snooki or The Situation, but their fans are an intensely devoted bunch with appetitse for every detail of the women's personal lives.
So it should come as no surprise that there's considerable interest in just how much the Teen Moms get paid.
Of course, given their many side projects and business ventures, the amount that each cast member pulls in varies wildly from one to the next ... but suffice it to say, they're all doing very well.
Here's a breakdown of just how much each mom is earning these days:
1. Catelynn Lowell: $25,000 per episode
is earning the standard rate for stars of the original series. And while she has a few other revenue streams in place, she's not on her 24/7 grind like some of her co-stars.
2. Clothing By Cate
Catelynn and husband Tyler Baltierra recently launched a children's clothing line. The venture is too new to determine if it will be profitable or not.
3. Amber Portwood: $25,000 per episode
Amber also pulls in $25,000 for just a few days work on TM:OG. Unlike Catelynn, however, she puts a lot of time into her side businesses.
4. Hard Times For Haute
Amber launched her "online boutique" Forever Haute with the help of then-fiance Matt Baier. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that the business is faring much better than the relationship. Rumors that Haute is out of business appear to be premature, but multiple insiders have confirmed the site has yet to turn a profit.
5. Maci Bookout: $25,000 per episode
Some reality shows pay their more popular cast members a bit extra. Not Teen Mom: OG, however, which keeps the salaries consistent across the board.
6. Off the Bookout
Unlike some of her other cast members, Maci doesn't seem to have much time for side projects. With three kids to raise and an increasingly problematic ex, we suppose that's no surprise. Besides, no matter how hard she hustles, Maci could never hope to out-earn TM:OG's wealthiest star...