TV-MOVIES

How Much
Parker Schnabel
Really Pays His
Gold Rush Crew

By MIKE BEDARD

Discovery's "Gold Rush” sure presents prospecting and mining as a rather lucrative career choice. While fans wonder how much one stands to earn as a part of a modern-day gold digger’s crew, Parker Schnabel sets the record straight on Reddit.

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Schnabel explains that people often work roughly 75 hours each week, so when you factor in overtime, people bring in approximately $2,590 gross pay. He goes on to say that people usually work about 25 weeks a year, so gross earnings would be roughly 65K, pre bonus, for a starting employee.

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However, workers have a chance to earn even more money via bonuses, as Schnabel explains. Factoring everything in, it's not a bad living, but as anyone who's watched "Gold Rush" can attest, it's indeed challenging work.

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