- The dancing pros get paid $5,200 per episode.
- The "Stars" get $125k for the 1st two episodes, then $20k for each week they remain on.
- There is a $50k bonus to making it to week 9, the semi-finals.
- There is no bonus or winning 'cash'.. They just get the "Mirrored Ball" trophy.
- Thus the maximum is $245k for the two "stars" thru the finals.
*all data per DWTS site & one of the professional dancers (2009-2010)