Want to work in Hollywood? Here’s how much cast, crew, and executives get paid!

Who makes the most money on a movie set? What are the highest-paid positions? How much money can you make working in a talent agency? Recently, The Hollywood Reporter revealed how much people working in Hollywood are getting paid and the results are shocking.

Despite many actors making millions for each feature film such as Robert Downey Jr., who is expected to make $40 million in the Captain American Sequel, most actors are making less money than ever before. Leonardo Dicaprio made $25 million for The Wolf of Wall Street, while Jonah Hill got paid $60,000.

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Nowadays, studios are cutting costs which means B-List actors are no longer getting big paychecks. For example, Mickey Rourke was offered $250,000 to star opposite Downey in Iron Man 2. According to SAG stats, the average SAG actor makes $52,000 a year, while a large majority of actors earn less than $1,000 a year from acting jobs.

If you are looking for a new career other than acting. It might be in your best interest to learn the salaries for the crew members working in the TV and Film industry.

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Here is the list of the most popular Hollywood careers and how much you can expect to make working in TV and Film Industry.

1. TV WRITER $3K-$6K A WEEK

2. FILM WRITER $100K-$1M A DRAFT

3. REALITY STAR: PRACTICALLY NOTHING-$200K AN EPISODE

4. SHOWRUNNER $30K-$100K AN EPISODE

5. PRIVATE CHEF $75K-$200K

6. TV STARS $150K-$1M AN EPISODE

7. COMMERCIAL VOICE ACTOR $3K-$1M AN AD

8. STUNT PERSON $50K-$1M

9. PUBLICIST $27K-$400K

10. PRODUCER $250k – $2M

Movie Studio

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11. STUDIO CHIEF $5M-$15M

12. PORN STAR $120K

14. NETWORK TV PRESIDENT $2M-$3M

15. MANAGER $250K-$300K

16. LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST $3M-$30M

17. GAME SHOW HOST $1M-$10M

18. EXTRA $148 A DAY

19. ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER $2M-$6M 

20. TV DIRECTOR $25K-$42K AN EPISODE

Robert Downey Jr

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21. FILM DIRECTOR $250K-$20M A PICTURE

22. CINEMATOGRAPHER $5K-$30K A WEEK

23. ANIMAL ACTOR $5K-$108K

24. AGENT’S ASSISTANT $10-$13 AN HOUR

25. AGENT $200K-$10M

26. ANIMATION DIRECTOR $200K

27. ART DIRECTOR $134K

28. ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR $101K

29. AWARDS SHOW PRODUCER $300K

30. BEST BOY $92K

The Rock

31. BODY DOUBLE $33K

32. BOOM MIC OPERATOR $87K

33. CHAUFFEUR $56K

34. CAMERA OPERATOR $96K

35. CARPENTER $61K

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36. COSTUME DEPT. SUPERVISOR $91K

37. COSTUMER $79K

38. CRAFT SERVICES FOREPERSON $74K

39. DOG HANDLER $54K

40. DIALECT COACH $125K

Hairstylist

41. EDITOR $95K

42. FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR $192K

43. FOLEY ARTIST $88K

44. GAFFER $59K

45. GARDENER (STUDIO) $50K

46. GRIP $102K

47. HAIRSTYLIST $77K

48. HAIRSTYLIST TRAINEE $66K

49. LIGHTING TECHNICIAN (ENTRY-LEVEL) $53K

50. LOCATION MANAGER $112K

Cameraman

51. MECHANIC $59K

52. MAKEUP ARTIST $100K

53. MODEL BUILDER $68K

54. MUSIC MIXER $111K

55. NOVELIZATION WRITER $12,500 per book

56. PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT $66K

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57. PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR A CELEBRITY $80K

58. PROJECTIONIST (STUDIO) $72K

59. PROP MASTER $59K

60. PUBLICIST (STUDIO) $93K

red carpet

61. SCENIC ARTIST $81K

62. SCRIPT SUPERVISOR $62K

63. SCULPTOR $75K

64. SET DECORATOR $104K

65. SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR $88K

66. TEACHER (ON-SET) $88K

67. TRAILER EDITOR $81K

68. WIGMAKER, CLASS 1 $59K

69. WIGMAKER, CLASS 2 $69K

70. WILD ANIMAL TRAINER $75K

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