2 years ago
Last edited at 8:54PM on 3/5/2012
Yes, it's an actual job so they do get paid. Probably not enough though. For obvious reasons they are not going to tell people how much the position pays. For one thing it is most likely against policy. Secondly, even if one mod didn't care if others knew how much they make, they would also be revealing the pay of the other mods, who probably would care.
Although it's easy to forget that the moderators are real people, with real feelings and real lives. You need to respect their privacy. Your question can come off as very intrusive and inconsiderate. You would not like it if someone was to post a question about your occupation and then have other random people then make jokes about the amount you actually get paid.