So how much do the American Idol judges make for season 13? It is reported that Jennifer Lopez makes $17.5 Million, while her fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will be bringing in $5 Million each. JLo’s last American Idol salary was $15 million.
Believe it or not, JLo’s salary is still half a million less than Mariah Carey‘s was last season. And we all know Mariah barely lifted a finger on that judging panel. Also for comparison sake, Christina Aguilera reportedly makes $12.5 million as a coach/judge on NBC’s The Voice.
What do you think of the judges’ salary? Is the gap between the guys and Jennifer Lopez fair? It’s a good panel, for sure, but is it really worth $27.5 million total? I’m not to ally sure. What do you think? Let us know in our comments section below.