Apparently, it really does pay to be on the 'Jersey Shore.
'According to an exclusive report from, the eight-member cast has finalized salary negotiations for the upcoming season, which will shoot in Italy. 

Sources say members of the "core group" will make "at least $100,000 per-episode," up significantly from their $10,000 per-episode salary for season 2. And that's before you count their other sources of income, which includes appearances and endorsements (like, you know, Snooki's $32,000 fee to appear at Rutgers University).

This is just the latest bit of news for the cast of MTV's wildly successful series. As reported last week, the network is currently working on two spinoff projects, one that will star Snooki and Jwoww and one that will focus primarily on Pauly D.

No word yet on how much of that money will be spent on GTL.

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