How Much Do People Make on 60 Days in?

November 20, 2023

In a world where reality show participants seem to get paid for just about anything to be on TV, 60 days in is truly a unique and special docuseries. This A&E series sees volunteers go undercover in a jail to try and discover more about the criminal justice system in hopes of making changes. Hundreds of people apply to be on this risky and downright dangerous show every season, but only the bravest are chosen. How much do these intrepid volunteers make for going undercover?

According to a Reddit user that claims they used to work in reality television, producers pay each participant between $500 and $3,000 for their time in jail. The user added that the show also reimburses the facility for any extra work they may have to do due to filming.

While that is not a lot of money, it is more than many other reality show participants make. For example, contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race only receive a stipend of $400 per episode, while participants on Bachelor in Paradise make even less than that.

So, with all this in mind, is there a reason that so many people are willing to put their lives on the line to take part in this unique and eye-opening docuseries? Well, of course, there's a reason. There is a stipend for these brave individuals, and they probably also make money from the show's ancillary sales. This article will take a closer look at how much do people make on 60 days in.


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