Lauren 'LC' Conrad earns an estimated $10,000 to $25,000 per episode.
That's the industry range for top reality stars such as Conrad, Audrina 'Chicklet' Partridge, and new-nosed Heidi Montag. Casting agent Shawn Mitchell via Eonline reveals:
"Most reality shows, like Big Brother, will guarantee participants..
..at least 50 grand per season."
There is even more money to be made, if they utilize their newly found connections. LC has, and landed a fashion line and an endorsement deal with Mark cosmetics. Mitchell says:
"There is so much aftermarket money. It's not unusual for these people to double, triple, quadruple their money through endorsements."
Now it all makes sense how Heidi could afford that new face and chest.