Shocking earnings of TV’s highest-paid actors

By Marriska Fernandes on November 1, 2018 | 8 Comments

Reese WitherspoonThe highest-paid actors on television are getting a million or more per episode, according to a report published in Variety.

Leading the list of wealthy actors is Javier Bardem, who is being paid $1.2 million per episode for an upcoming untitled Amazon/Amblin TV drama series.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are also collecting “chump change.” Each are being paid $1.1 million for their untitled drama for Apple.

In third we find The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and  Elisabeth Moss of The Handmaid’s Tale, who each earn $1 million per episode.

Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts is also making a return to TV for the Amazon Prime Video production Homecoming, and Steve Carell will star in an untitled drama for Apple. Both are reportedly earning $600,000 per episode.

If some of my fellow millennials are feeling pretty proud of your income, then I’m about to burst your happy bubble. Some of the youngest actors on the list are Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown, making a reported $350,000 per episode, while Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Noah Schnapp are each earning $250,000 per episode. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Derek Beaupre • November 1, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

    And does anybody wonder who they are gouging to make these over the top salaries ?
    It is simply ridiculous that they make that kind of money.
    They make more in a year than most families will make in a life time !!!!!!

  2. Rhonda • November 1, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

    Teachers get paid how much? Actors are not worth this. Ridiculous.

  3. Joan Junkie • November 1, 2018 @ 1:50 PM

    It’s disgraceful the money that educators make in the US school systems…what
    a terraible balance…

  4. DanC • November 1, 2018 @ 2:17 PM

    Stop going to movies stop buying movies stop downloading movies boycott all things entertainment and then they’ll have to stop paying them that much. Start donating your time and money to your local school and stop supporting actors see what happens

  5. Megan • November 1, 2018 @ 3:48 PM

    Haha, this writer is funny

  6. Jenn • November 1, 2018 @ 5:46 PM

    Then why didn’t I laugh?

  7. Foxconn • November 1, 2018 @ 8:03 PM

    People need to realize only the top 1% of actors make this type of money.

  8. Rob • November 2, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

    It’s no different than athletes getting paid ridiculous amounts. I love movies and tv but I never watch sports. . Of course it would be nice if we all made more…

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