The Vanderpump Rules cast have decent ratings but are not making much money. The cast apparently made $5,000 for the entire first season.
The cast mates – waiters and waitresses tried to bargain with Bravo TV and wanted more more money and first class seats for Vanderpump Rules promo work traveling to interviews and NY for Bravo, etc.
Bravo gave them approximately $3,000 per episode for season 2, in total $51,000 each. For season 3, they got $5,000 per episode and if they have the same amount of episodes $85,000 each for the season.
Lisa Vanderpump of course travels first class and is paid approximately $650,000 for RHOBH & VR.
— Vanderpump Rules (@VanderpumpRule) September 18, 2013