# Thread: Okay, I know that the winner gets 1 million, but...

1. ## Okay, I know that the winner gets 1 million, but...

I THINK I know this much:

Winner: 1,000,000
runner up 100,000

-But what does everyone else make?
- Do they get paid extra for making the merge?
- Are they paid for their time ahead of Day One?

Just curious :

shrug

2. I believe they get a per diem, probably \$100/day or some other really small figure. If they make it to the jury, they get a sizable bump in compensation, but I would venture to say that third place still only gets around \$10k.

3. Survivor 5: Thailand
Reunion Show

While Jeff Probst is talking to Jan and Helen about getting 3rd and 4th place, he mentions that the prize difference between them is something like \$15,000 dollars.

I'd guess (little more than conjecture):
3rd - \$50,000
4th - \$35,000
5th - \$30,000
6th - \$25,000
7th - \$20,000
8th - \$15,000
9th - \$10,000
10-16 get a daily stipend

4. If I'm thinking correctly, I believe I heard somewhere that the first boot gets \$2,500. The amount of money is indeed based on how far someone gets in the game.

5. I remembered having read an article about this a long time ago, so I searched and found it:

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/enter...ate082500.html

It is in \$15,000 increments to a point. The prizes quoted were

3rd - \$85,000
4th - \$70,000
...
9th - \$27,500
16th - \$2,500

6. I think...... the following applies, \$5000.00 to the day 3 bootee, \$10,000.00 to day 6 bootee, so forth and so on in \$5000.00 increments until the 14th bootee, who received \$70,000.00, then \$100,000.00 to the 15th person, and like you stated, \$1,000,000.00 to the winner.

7. Thanks, all.

But don't the early bootees get to travel locally? How much of that
is paid for, I wonder? That'd sort of equate to implicit wages over and above the 'salary'

And if loser lodge is not too shabby, that might be kinda vacationey, too.

I remember Helen once said (something to the effect that )coming in third sucks because you don't get to travel or relax in the loser lodge AT ALL.

Though I always imagined that time in the loser lodge is painful psychologically any way you shake it

Also, as an aside, I also heard recently that these reality shows cost as much to make as scripted shows

Okay, now I'm, rambling.

Thanks for the info, guys!

8. Originally Posted by ManySkills
Thanks, all.

But don't the early bootees get to travel locally? How much of that
is paid for, I wonder? That'd sort of equate to implicit wages over and above the 'salary'

And if loser lodge is not too shabby, that might be kinda vacationey, too.

I remember Helen once said (something to the effect that )coming in third sucks because you don't get to travel or relax in the loser lodge AT ALL.

Though I always imagined that time in the loser lodge is painful psychologically any way you shake it

Also, as an aside, I also heard recently that these reality shows cost as much to make as scripted shows

Okay, now I'm, rambling.

Thanks for the info, guys!
Welcome ManySkills,
I remember an interview I saw from S3 (I think it may have been Clarence) where he said that after the first 7 Survivors got the boot, they left the Loser's Lounge and went on an African Safari, which was incredible. I imagine the Producers paid the tab on this, and I am guessing the reason that they do this is because they probably utilize the same accomodations for the 7 members of the jury, and they basically want the first 7 to get out of town before the 7 jury members arrive, so that there is no interaction between the 2 seperate groups. As far as cost goes, take a look at how much one episode of Friends would cost, as opposed to one episode of Survivor. On Friends, the salaries alone are probaly over 5 million dollars. I imagine the cost of a Survivor camp infratructure is probably about 10 million (Just a guess), so in retrospect, I can't imagine a season of Survivor fiscally outpacing a top notch Network Series. Welcome to the board.. Roz

9. Originally Posted by scooberoo
If I'm thinking correctly, I believe I heard somewhere that the first boot gets \$2,500.
Yeah. I heard that too.

10. Originally Posted by SurvivorGirl
Yeah. I heard that too.
Same here...