- Before she became the , Hannah B was an interior decorator and pageant queen.
- While on , Hannah will likely earn a salary of at least $100,000.
- On top of her salary, Hannah is also likely to be compensated with other perks and odd jobs.
When a woman decides to take on the role of ABC's next , she commits to literal months spent away from her job and regular source of income. In fact, past stars of both and have opted to in order to star on the show.
But that then begs the question: How much money will 2019's Hannah B make from season 15 of the show? Let's break it down.
First of all, what was Hannah's job before she became the Bachelorette?
Immediately before she was chosen to star on season 15 of , Hannah was a contestant on Colton Underwood's season of . She cemented her status as a key player — and eventual material — when she made it through seven weeks of the competition before being sent home during a tearful one-on-one date.
Prior to that, however, Hannah between a full-time interior decorating job and her volunteer work as Miss Alabama 2018. (For context, she's 24 and graduated college in 2017, so she had only just started to navigate the working world before becoming a reality TV star.)
How much will The Bachelorette pay Hannah?
If journalist Amy Kaufman's book is to be believed, Hannah will likely earn a six-figure salary for her time on the show. In the past, ABC would pay and stars a salary equivalent to what they would earn in their day jobs, Amy writes. (, that would likely be around $51,500 for Hannah.) Now however, it's rare for the show's stars to earn less than $100,000 — regardless of their former wages, Amy reveals.
If you're curious how this compares to Hannah's salary as a contestant on Colton's season of , get this: Contestants are for their time on the show, and many who appeared on previous seasons about the money they lost to clothing, makeup, and even refinanced mortgage payments in order to be on the show.
Will Hannah be compensated in any other ways?
The answer to this one is a resounding YES. As 's leading lady, Hannah will be treated to a very healthy clothing budget for date outfits, cocktail party dresses, and dramatic gowns. For reference, the show's main stylist, Cary Fetman, once that former Emily Maynard received $350,000 for her clothes alone ... and in her book, Amy writes that stars typically get to keep the new wardrobe when the show is over. Wowza.
Of course, that's not to mention what comes after the big finale: Once they've gained the notoriety that comes from their stint on the show, many and stars are able to sell sponsored posts on their personal Instagram pages, which — depending on how many followers they have — can earn them anywhere between . (Hannah already has more than 900,000 Instagram followers before her season has even premiered, so we're guessing these sponsored posts will be a cinch for her to land.) Plus, there are the other reality shows that will likely reach out to Hannah in the future, like Dancing With the Stars — which, as we know, comes with a paycheck of its own.
The bottom line: New Hannah B has nothing to worry about when it comes to her income. If she plays her cards right, she'll be raking in six figures (and then some) while the show airs — and beyond.