‘Wicked Tuna’: Here’s How Much the Cast Gets Paid

by Joe Rutland

“Wicked Tuna” is definitely a show that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. So, Outsiders might wonder how much the cast gets paid.

According to an article from Looper, “Wicked Tuna” cast members make about $10,000 per episode. Now that’s on top of any revenue picked up from catching tuna.

Obviously, Outsiders want to know who makes the most on the National Geographic show. Captains do. For instance, Capt. TJ Ott Can get up to $100,000 per episode. Dave Carraro reportedly can get $83,000 per episode for this work.

When looking at the “Wicked Tuna” crew’s net worth, Carraro leads that category with $600,000. Ott and Capt. Dave Marciano pulls in $500,000 each. Paul Hebert and Tyler McLaughlin reportedly have a net worth of around $400,000.

‘Wicked Tuna’ Crew Earns Their Keep While Bringing Fans Along For Ride

It’s dangerous out there on the high seas when tuna fishing. So the “Wicked Tuna” crew does earn their keep and brings fans along for a ride. They’ve been doing it for nine seasons on TV. There are bound to be more adventures awaiting the captains and their crews in upcoming episodes.

These tuna fishermen are based out of Gloucester, Mass. When it comes time for them to get busy and catch bluefin tuna out in the Atlantic Ocean, then the real action gets heavy. It’s also dangerous out there, too, and Outsiders who are fishermen themselves can respect what they do on their boats.

“Wicked Tuna” does not hide the bad stuff from viewers. It is truly a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” type of show. By the way, the National Geographic show has a spin-off called “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.” That show has been on for seven seasons. It was first called “Wicked Tuna: North vs. South” before the title was changed ahead of the second season.

Captains on the spin-off show include Greg Mayer, Britton Shackelford, Nick Gowitzka, Zack Shackleton, Bobby Earl, Adam Price, and Jimmie Horning.

Carraro Has Most Wins Among Captains On National Geographic Show

Since we’re talking about what the cast makes, Outsiders might also wonder which captains have the most wins.

Dave Carraro is the one who has that title with five wins. He won in the first, third, fifth, sixth, and eighth seasons.

Which captain is next in line on “Wicked Tuna” as far as wins. Tyler McLaughlin won the second and seventh seasons, while Dave Marciano, TJ Ott, and Paul Hebert have won in a single season.

But the National Geographic show keeps its focus on the action in the Atlantic Ocean. Watching what the captains and crew members go through keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. That’s a sign of a solid show and “Wicked Tuna” definitely is that.