What the professional dancers get for working two seasons a year on the popular reality dance show is a well-kept secret. However, there have been speculations about what they get.
The professional dancers on "Dancing with the Stars" give up their lives for the show, working up to 10 weeks of air time, plus about a month of pre-season rehearsals.
The celebs reportedly make upwards of $200,000 per season, even if they are eliminated first, with bonuses if they make the finals.
The professional dancers salary has reportedly gone up from $1,000 per week to $5,200 per week.
And there’s a good chance veteran pros like Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Donolani, Mark Ballas, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy make a lot more than the newbies.
Because of the success of the show, making $5,200 per week might be a low figure. The only thing we know for sure is that the pros dance all the way to the bank.
We must also remember that during the pros' off-seasons from "Dancing with the Stars," they have other gigs. Some of them have their own dance studios that keep money coming in.