Actor’s Salaries: Here’s How Much A-List Actors Are 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. (Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Actor Salaries – How much money celebrities make per episode?

There is no denying the fact A-list actors in the film and TV industry are making thousands of dollars for appearing on television. But how much are actors making per episode?

According to a Variety report, you can see how much money actors are making, including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who earn than $1 million an episode for Apple TV+’s ‘The Morning Show.’ Also, A-list actors, including Nicole Kidman, Jeff Bridges, Kerry Washington, and Steve Carell, are making $1 million an episode.

On Netflix, Cardi B, and Chance the Rapper made $500,000 for hosting the streaming competition series ‘Rhythm & Flow’, while ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown is paid $350,000 an episode. Ellen DeGeneres makes around $20 million to $25 million per Netflix stand-up special.

It is important to note, before ‘Stranger Things’ became a hit, the child actors from ‘Stranger Things’ reportedly took home a modest $30,000 for each episode they appeared in. However, the young actors can expect bigger salaries in the future.

You can check out the full list of actor’s salaries below.

How Much Money Actors Make Per Episode (in USD)

  1. Ellen DeGeneres (Stand-up comedy special, Netflix): $20 million to $25 million
  2. Steve Carell (Space Force, Netflix): $1 million
  3. Chris Evans (Defending Jacob, Apple TV): $750,000
  4. Patrick Stewart (Picard, CBS All Access): $750,000
  5. Bryan Cranston (Your Honor, Showtime): $700,000
  6. Jason Momoa (See, Apple TV): $600,000
  7. Ansel Elgort (Tokyo Vice, HBO Max): $500,000
  8. Cardi B (Rhythm & Flow, Netflix): $500,000
  9. Chance the Rapper (Rhythm & Flow, Netflix): $500,00
  10. Paul Rudd (Living With Yourself, Netflix): $450,000
  11. David Harbour (Stranger Things, Netflix): $350,000
  12. Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Netflix): $350,000
  13. Orlando Bloom (Carnival Row, Amazon): $350,000
  14. Winona Ryder (Stranger Things, Netflix): $350,000
  15. Christina Applegate (Dead to Me, Netflix): $325,000
  16. John Malkovich (Space Force, Netflix): $300,000
  17. Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  18. Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  19. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  20. Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  21. Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  22. Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things, Netflix): $250,000
  23. Sadie Sink (Stranger Things, Netflix): $150,000
  24. Ruby Rose (Batwoman, The CW): $60,000 to $75,000

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