‘Stranger Things’ Salary: Here’s How Much The Cast is Getting Paid

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Millie Bobby Brown at the Netflix's season 2 premiere of 'Stranger Things' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on October 26, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Here’s how much the cast of ‘Stranger Things‘ is getting paid.

‘Stranger Things’ is arguably one of the biggest and most popular shows of our generation. Centering around a group of young friends in 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends who witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.

Not only is the show doing well, but it also turned out to be a major hit. By season three, the show was garnering over 40 million viewers.

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” @Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!” Netflix’s official Twitter account wrote. “40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.”

‘Stranger Things’ did more in a week than several other Netflix shows including ‘The Umbrella Academy’ was viewed in 45 million member households in a month.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – October 26, 2017: Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo & Finn Wolfhard at the premiere for Netflix’s “Stranger Things 2” (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

How much did the ‘Stranger Things’ cast make for the first season?

Before the show aired, Netflix was not spending a lot of money for a cast they did not know could deliver.

According to reports, the biggest star on the roster, Winona Ryder, originally made $100,000 per episode. David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, only made $80,000 per episode. All of the kids made $20,000 each per episode of the hit show for the first season.

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LOS ANGELES – JUN 28: Liv Pollock, Dacre Montgomery at the “Stranger Things” Season 3 World Premiere at the Santa Monica High School on June 28, 2019 in Santa Monica, CA – Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

How much did the cast make for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’?

For Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’, the cast salaries were split into tiers.

The majority of the actors made the same amount:

  • Ryder Harbour – $350,000/episode
  • Millie Bobby Brown – $350,000
  • Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) – $250,000/episode
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) – $250,000/episode
  • Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) – $250,000/episode
  • Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler) – $250,000/episode
  • Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers) – $250,000/episode
  • Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – $250,000 per episode.
  • Sadie Sink – $150,000/episode
  • Dacre Montgomery – $150,000/episode

Since there were eight episodes in Season 3, Wolfhard, Matarazzo, McLaughlin, Dyer, Heaton, and Schnapp all earned $2 million for the season.

Brown earned a jaw-dropping $2.8 million for her portrayal of Eleven in the last season of the show.

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists or SAG-AFTRA has a standard minimum that children have to be paid for films. In 2018, the rate was between $1,166 and $3,403. For half-hour television shows, the minimum payment was $5,258 per week.

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