You may have found yourself watching Jersey Shore saying to yourself' "They pay these people for this?" The answer is oooooooh yeeeahhh, and you might not believe how much. 

Perez Hilton is reporting that Pauly D, Snooki and The Situation are all making $150,000 an episode. That works out to $2.5 million by the time the season is over. JWoww, Vinny, Ronnie and Sammi all make between $80,000 and $100,000 per epsiode. Deena reportedly makes "only" $40,000 per episode.

MTV has no official comment on the salaries of the cast members. It seems, though that while we may be concerned about the economy at the Jersey shore, the economy seems to be just fine on the Jersey Shore!