After tonight’s Bachelorette finale, fans want to know how Rachel Lindsay could leave her job as an attorney for two months (four if you count her time on Nick Viall’s season) to travel around the world in search of love. We’re here to answer the question you’ve no doubt asked over the years: How much does the Bachelorette make to appear on the show?

According to Business Insider, the lead makes upwards of $100,000 when all is said and done. That includes filming and public appearances while the season is airing. That number may differ from year to year — Emily Maynard was reportedly paid $250,000 — but as most viewers know, the majority of a person’s “income” from the franchise comes after they’ve built up a considerable fan base on social media.

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Thanks to endorsements (mainly on Instagram, which Reality Steve says can net a contestant anywhere from $7,000 to $15,000 per post) and other reality TV ventures, series alums can earn themselves a pretty penny.

Take for example former Bachelor Sean Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudici. Not only did he snag a base salary of $125,000 for participating on the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars, but he reportedly made $10,000+ every episode he remained in the competition. The couple also appeared on Marriage Boot Camp, and the father-of-one admitted that money was a huge factor in their decision to do the show.

Now, the duo’s social media pages are filled with ads hawking products like Haven Life insurance and Timeless Organics Skin Care. They even scored a trip to NYC recently thanks to their partnership with Marriott Hotels. It helps that both Sean and Catherine boast over one million Instagram followers. Can someone send us the link to The Bachelor application?

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