Well, speaking on how much salary the disgraced housewife earns annually, a lengthy exposé by The New York Times, reported that Erika made $600,000 (approximately AUD $817,689) for the current season of RHOBH, making her pleas for sympathy difficult to justify.
It's important to remember that the "Xxpen$ive" singer joined the show back in 2015, and since each housewife earns a payrise with every additional season they're on the show, it's likely that her salaries have been lower in the previous years. However, with a lead role in the Broadway production of Chicago and countless tours and concerts for her music career, her income wasn't purely due to the franchise.
As per Us Weekly, an insider revealed that if Erika chooses to return or has her contract renewed for season 12, her salary will grow significantly bigger.
“It’s going to be much more next season,” the insider said, given that Erika has been the “sole focus this season”, and has drawn in impressive interest and viewership into the show.
After being “put through the wringer and following producers’ orders,” the source reveals that there’s “no question” that Erika is going to “demand a higher paycheck” if she does return.
“The ratings were off the charts because of her story line and what she’s exposed,” the insider adds. “What she’s dealing with [regarding] Tom [Girardi] and the court is not over yet so you can only imagine what next season is going to bring.”
You can check out season 11 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which is currently streaming on Hayu, including the first episode of the four-part reunion that premieres on October 14.