If we had to take a guess, Derick Dillard probably has a net worth of like, $10. Too harsh? Aside from appearing on episodes of Counting On — thanks to his wife, Jill Duggar — we’re not sure what exactly the father-of-two does for a living. Despite saying he’s been working or in school “for 23 years,” we ain’t buyin’ it.
According to his LinkedIn, Derick is a Missionary at Dillard Family Ministries, but he ended his Central American trip earlier this year. Hmm, seems suspicious! Get to know all of Derick’s jobs below.
Reality Star, Counting On
He doesn’t even list this on his resume, it’s unclear whether or not he gets paid for this gig. According to Business Insider, spouses, friends, and other relatives on reality television usually get paid about $500, if anything. Unless you’re Ryan Seacrest or Gordon Ramsay, chances are, you’re not making enough to live on. “Most people starring on reality shows are making salaries that supplement the ones they make at their actual jobs, from their businesses, or from other opportunities afforded them by being on TV, such as licensing deals, book contracts, appearances, or food and liquor products.”
Missionary, Dillard Family Ministries
A description for the position — which is located in Central America — states, “Developing human relief efforts and investing in people spiritually through communication of the Word of God, which is powerful unto salvation.” He’s been working there since 2015, but if you recall, he and Jill abandoned their El Salvador ministry in August. According to The Nest, missionaries make about $30,000 a year on average.
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Jill and I recently added a presentation of what God is doing in Central America during our time there. We praise God for what He is doing and pray He would continue to pour out His grace and mercy in this difficult area. Go to www.dillardfamily.com to find out how you can be involved! #dillardfamilyministries #centralamerica
Tax Accountant, Walmart
Derick graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics. Not too shabby. He presumably quit to begin his missionary work in El Salvador, but it could be presumed that he was bringing in about $44,000 a year, according to Glassdoor.
Student/Volunteer Coordinator, Nepal
From Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014, the reality star “spent two years living in Kathmandu, Nepal. I led volunteer teams from America into Himalayan mountain villages as we helped in aiding Tibetan refugees,” his LinkedIn reads. “This mainly included service projects, training, and education for Tibetans and Nepalese. Trips lasted up to a month of living in the mountains. I was responsible for every aspect of the trip including, but not limited to travel logistics, lodging, food, training material, collection of materials for projects, and decision making while working.” If you recall, this is where he met his now-wife, Jill, for the first time!
Pistol Pete Mascot, Oklahoma State University
We’re not sure this actually counts as a job, but he’s clearly making Papa Dillard proud! Derick followed in his father’s footsteps and was OSU’s mascot, Pistol Pete, from 2009-2011.
Swimming Instructor, American Red Cross
He was a swim instructor during the summer of 2010.
Pool Manager, Lifeguard, Substitute Teacher, Rogers, AR
From 2006-2010, Derick held various positions in Rogers, AR. In other words, drumroll please… between kids, traveling, and what appears to be a lack of work, the TV dad doesn’t seem to have a net worth of, well, anything.