It's no secret that you can make big bucks working in TV and entertainment. And while recurring roles are where the money's at (if you've got good negotiating skills or an agent who can secure you a fat payday) there are still sizable chunks of cash to be made even in roles that require a smaller capacity. Just ask the models who work on The Price Is Right what type of salary they make showing off various prizes on the game show.
Models on 'The Price Is Right' can earn a salary of $100,000 per season.
While different models receive different hourly rates for their jobs, it's safe to say that for any given taping of The Price Is Right each model earns about $800 a day. Depending on what type of agreement they have with the studio and their agent, their actual take home of that amount could look way different.
When you multiply that $800 a day rate by all of the episodes that they film in a specific season, models make about $100,000 a year, as per this Quora user's response.
But how legit is his answer? Does the math check out? Well, Season 47 of the show had 194 episodes, and if someone appeared in every single episode as a model, they'd make some $155,200 a year, significantly more than that projected salary from the show alone.
However, his math does check out due to the fact that The Price Is Right has a huge backlog of episodes, and the production studio probably films anywhere from two to three separate episodes per day. Meaning that that models involved with the production are getting paid for that single day rate, so $100,000, given the $800 per day rate, looks like it checks out.
But the best part about a modeling gig with The Price Is Right is that you can have other shoots and jobs outside of modeling prizes for the show. Whether it's print advertisements, other TV modeling gigs, or commercial events, whatever it is that you want to pull off outside of your schedule is open for you to engage in.
'Price Is Right' model Rachel Reynolds has a $4 million net worth from her modelling career.
The Louisiana native's career trajectory is pretty atypical in that she's managed to secure high-profile gigs outside of the game show in movies like Cellular, Jack and Jill, and Lonely Hearts, along with TV shows like Wildfire, How I Met Your Mother, The Bold and the Beautiful, and others.
She was discovered by a modeling agency while working as a cashier in a supermarket and her career took off with Venus Swimwear.
Celebrity Net Worth reports that between all of her modelling gigs, in addition to her stint on The Price Is Right, Rachel Reynolds has managed to accumulate a $4 million net worth with a $600,000 a year salary. Not bad.
Who can forget one of the most viral Price Is Right moments in recent history, when model Manuela Arbelaez accidentally revealed a $22,000 price for a contestant, basically giving away a car in the process.
While she didn't necessarily get in trouble, it did help to boost ratings and get people talking about the show.
People loved how Drew didn't make a big deal out of it, and Manuela is still very much an important part of the show. Everyone on the crew looked at the gaffe for what it was — a mistake. It seems that the models on The Price Is Right are pretty well-respected — and pretty well-compensated.
Watch The Price Is Right on weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on CBS.