How Much Hollywood Crew and Actors Get Paid

Here are the Hollywood pay salaries for some of the biggest jobs in Hollywood.

The biggest thing that attracts actors to the film industry is the pay check. And honestly, why not, especially when A-list actors such as Robert Downey Jr. bring home $50 million per year, it is hard not to drop all other career aspirations and focus on becoming an actor. But, how much do actors really get paid? In a study by The Hollywood Reporter, reports broke down how much TV stars, movie stars to background extras actually get paid and it's pretty surprising. According to the report, unknown TV actors earn between $15,000 to $20,000 per episode. However, experienced actors can bring home between $75,000 to $100,000 an episode. Typically, after each season an actor can expect a raise of about 4%. For example, James Spader on The Blacklist earned $160,000 per episode meanwhile Jeff Garlin made $84,000 per episode on season two of The Goldbergs. But, TV actors make even more money in contract negotiations. For instance, the cast of The Big Bang Theory earn a whopping $1 million an episode. But, what about movie actors? How much can an actor expect o make as a movie actor? Well, it's pretty damn good if you're an A-list actor. A-list actors earn between $5 million and $20 million. For instance, Denzel Washington earned $20 million upfront for working on The Equalizer meanwhile, Meryl Streep earned $5 million on the box office flop Ricki and the Flash. But, supporting actors don't early nearly as much, Kevin Kline only earned $350,000 for his major role in Ricki.  But, what about all the background actors or what producers like to call moving furniture? Well if you live in Hollywood, then good news you earn about $150/day. But, if you're an actor in Atlanta or southeast, expect to earn $64/day. Either way working in Hollywood has it's perks when you are a big deal. But, while you are working on the bottom, it is not all that it's cracked up to be. Especially when the craft services earns $1,200 a week.

Here is a full list and breakdown of Hollywood salaries.

Studio Tour guide - $26/Hours

TV Actor - $15,000 to $20,000/episode

Film Writer - $1 million/script

Craft services - $1,200/week

TV Writer - $37,368/hour long script

Film Producer - $2 million

Publicist - $41,000/movie

TV Show Creator - $50,000/episode

Film Actor - $5 million to $20 million

First AD - $8,000/week

Script Supervisor - $7,000

Supporting Actor - $20,000/episode

Studio Chief - $3 million base salary plus bonuses

Director of Photography - $10,000 to $20,000/week

Film Director - $500,000 to $3 million

Makeup Artist - $60/hour

TV Cameraman - $8,000/episode

TV Director - $42,000/episode

TV Studio Chief - $2.8 million plus bonuses

Head of Distribution - $1 million plus bonuses

Stunt Actor - $889/day

Costume designer - $3,000 to $12,000

For the full breakdown of Hollywood Salaries check out the full Hollywood Reporter report. Related Hollywood News: What do you think of the Hollywood salaries? Are you surprised? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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