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U.S. TV cast salaries

mathieson  said about 5 years ago  or at  2:12PM on Friday, August 13 2010 in television

These are per episode, in US$.


Hugh Laurie, House $400,000+
Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU $395,000 (each)
David Caruso, CSI: Miami $375,000
Marg Helgenberger, CSI $375,000
Mark Harmon, NCIS $375,000
Laurence Fishburne, CSI $350,000
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer $350,000
Denis Leary, Rescue Me $350,000
Gary Sinise, CSI: NY $275,000
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy $250,000
David Boreanaz, Bones $200,000
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice $200,000
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife $175,000
Dana Delany, Body of Proof $150,000
Lauren Graham, Parenthood $150,000
Jada Pinkett Smith, HawthoRNe $150,000
Jimmy Smits, Outlaw $150,000
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles $125,000
Chris O'Donnell, NCIS: Los Angeles $125,000
Mark Feuerstein Royal Pains $125,000
Jason Lee, Memphis Beat $125,000
Joe Mantegna, Criminal Minds $125,000
Tom Selleck, Blue Bloods $125,000
Michael Weatherly, NCIS $125,000
Matt Bomer, White Collar $100,000
Nathan Fillion, Castle $100,000
Thomas Gibson, Criminal Minds $100,000
Jon Hamm, Mad Men $100,000
Cole Hauser, Chase $100,000
Alex O'Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0 $100,000
Timothy Olyphant, Justified $100,000
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0 $80,000
Angie Harmon, Rizzoli & Isles $75,000
Anna Paquin, True Blood $75,000
Blair Underwood, The Event $75,000
Zachary Levi, Chuck $60,000
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries $40,000
Shailene Woodley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager $40,000
Ashley Tisdale, Hellcats $30,000


Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men $1.25 million
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men $550,000
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives $400,000
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives $400,000
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives $400,000
Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives $400,000
Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons $400,000
Julie Kavner, The Simpsons $400,000
Tina Fey, 30 Rock $350,000
Jeremy Piven, Entourage $350,000
Steve Carell, The Office $297,000
Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men $250,000
David Duchovny, Californication $200,000
Kevin Dillon, Entourage $200,000
Adrian Grenier, Entourage $200,000
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly $180,000
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie $175,000
William Shatner, $#*! My Dad Says $150,000
David Spade, Rules of Engagement $150,000
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family $100,000
Patrick Warburton, Rules of Engagement $85,000
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland $75,000
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory $60,000
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory $60,000
Ty Burrell, Modern Family $50,000
Jane Lynch, Glee $50,000
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory $40,000
Matthew Morrison, Glee $30,000
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place $30,000
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody $20,000 (each)
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family $15,000

Goal attack  said about 5 years ago:

no word on the cast of i rock?

GnomeChomsky  said about 5 years ago:

Betty White is getting ripped off!!!

mathieson  said about 5 years ago:

The fat kid from Two and Half Men gets US$250,000 an episode. Sigh.

outofphase  said about 5 years ago:

Betty White is getting ripped off!!!

Damn straight. She should be at least asking for 200k

angelicIV  said about 5 years ago:

that's entertainment, that's entertaiment!

GnomeChomsky  said about 5 years ago:

Is Angus T Jones from Two & a Half Men the kid? 'Cos he should not be earning more than Betty White!

timewaster  said about 5 years ago:

This is the nadir of modern capitalism. For an hour of unwatchable 'comedy', Charlie Sheen gets paid as much as about 1200000 Bangladeshis make in a year. Karl Marx is spinning in his grave like an overcooked kebab.

Although I suppose that Charlie Sheen does provide support to the Colombian and Bolivian economies.

timewaster  said about 5 years ago:

It also proves that you can be a failed movie actor (ie. Mark Harmon), yet still get on network TV and make way more money than a brain surgeon, judge or prime minister.

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