According to TMZ, when season one started the cast minus Lisa Vanderpump only made $5k for the entire first season but when ratings were so high they all were looking for raises. The cast wanted two things-more money and first class seats on flights. Bravo then agreed to give them $3k an episode for season 2 and $5k an episode for season 3. Unfortunately the cast including Stassi Schroeder, Jax Taylor, Kristen Doute, Scheana Marie, Tom Sandoval, Katie Maloney, Peter Madrigal, and Tom Schwartz were still stuck in coach seats.
The cast is said to believe that Bravo denied to give them flight upgrades because producers don’t want them losing the work class charm since they are bartenders and servers and that is the whole point of the show. It’s still so shocking to know that they make so little considering how well the show does. I get the show is all about struggling bartenders/servers but c’mon! Give em’ what they deserve! Are you surprised to know that the cast make so little?