KEY POINTS

  • Celebrity coaches on the reality singing competition "The Voice" earn millions per season
  • Blake Shelton has been a coach since the first season, earning an estimated $13 million per cycle
  • Ariana Grande is reportedly set to become the highest-paid coach in the show's history when she joins Season 21

“The Voice” is on its 20th season and has featured many music superstars as coaches. But how much are the coaches getting paid per season?

The latest season of “The Voice,” which wrapped in May, featured Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Nick Jonas alongside mainstay Blake Shelton as mentors for the contestants.

Shelton has served as a coach on “The Voice” since the first season premiered in 2011. Following Cam Anthony's victory in Season 20, he has coached a total of eight singers to win the show.

Shelton received a salary of $4 million per cycle during the reality singing competition's early seasons, according to Celebrity Net Worth, but is currently earning $13 million per cycle. Since the show airs two seasons each year, he is estimated to be making $26 million annually for mentoring amateur artists, Screen Rant noted.

Clarkson, who was the first winner of “American Idol,” joined “The Voice” in Season 14 and has been on the show since. She has coached three contestants to victory, including “The Voice's” youngest female winner, 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, in Season 14.

Clarkson currently makes $560,000 per episode of the show, which comes to about $14 million per season, Celebrity Net Worth reported. According to the outlet, her total salary from the NBC show was $13 million in previous seasons. Overall, Clarkson is estimated to have made $53 million before taxes from her role as coach on “The Voice.”

Legend is another big name in the coach list of “The Voice.” Since joining the show in Season 16, the singer is believed to be taking home somewhere between $12 million and $15 million per season of the singing competition, giving his net worth a massive boost, Cosmopolitan noted. The outlet suggested that Legend may have earned $60 million before taxes so far.

Meanwhile, Jonas is one of the youngest artists to serve as coach on “The Voice.” He joined the show on Season 18 but took a break before returning for the 20th run.

He is said to be receiving between $8 million and $10 million per season, according to StyleCaster, which means he's made up to $20 million from his time on the show.

But for the upcoming Season 21 of “The Voice,” Ariana Grande is set to take over Jonas’ spot. The pop star is expected to be the highest-paid coach ever on the show and may receive anywhere between $20 million and $25 million per season, Rob Shuter from iHeartRadio’s “Naughty But Nice” podcast said in March, citing unnamed sources.

Together with Shelton, Adam Levine was one of the original coaches of “The Voice,” staying on the show for 16 seasons before exiting in 2019. He was paid $14 million per cycle, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which means he made up to $28 million annually when he was on the show.

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