How Much Does the Cast of “Game of Thrones” Make per Episode?

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Emilia Clarke at the HBO's third season premiere of "Game of Thrones" held at the TCL Chinese Theater in in Los Angeles, United States, March 18, 2013. - Image (Tinseltown /

Game of Thrones” cast salary – here’s how much the cast makes per episode.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is a pop cultural phenomenon and it is no surprise the cast are making a ton of money off the show. But, it begs the question, how much money are the actors getting paid precisely? According to a new report, we now have a look at just how much the cast is getting paid.

The list, which only showcases the lead actors, sees Kit Harington making $500,000 per episode up from his previous $300,000 per episode during the filming of season 5 and six. Before then, nobody knows, which means his pay per episode could have been significantly lower.

Emilia Clarke, who recently revealed she battled near-fatal aneurysms during the show’s first two seasons, also brings in $500,000 per episode. If you take that into account, plus her multiple motion picture roles, advertising campaigns, and sponsorships, Clarke’s current net worth are around $13 million.

Lena Heady, Peter Dinklage, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are also making $500,000 per episode. Meanwhile, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner earn $150,000 per episode.

Check out the full list below:

How Much the Game of Thrones Cast Makes Per Episode:

Kit Harington – $500,000 USD (Net Worth: $12 million USD)
Peter Dinklage – $500,000 USD (Net Worth: $16 million USD)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – $500,000 USD (Net Worth: $16 million USD)
Emilia Clarke – $500,000 USD (Net Worth: $13 million USD)
Lena Headey – $500,000 USD (Net Worth: $9 million USD)
Maisie Williams – $150,000 USD (Net Worth: $6 million USD)
Sophie Turner – $150,000 USD (Net Worth: $6 million USD)

In preparation for the eighth and final season, HBO has hidden life-sized Iron Thrones around the world for die-hard fans to find. In a video posted to HBO’s official YouTube channel, the first Iron Throne can be hidden in what appears to be a forest with the caption #ThroneoftheForest.” The 360-degree video also features a countdown timer, allowing fans to see how much time they have left to claim it. HBO has also shared a marketing video starring the show’s biggest actors to their Facebook page along with, “6 Thrones. 6 Locations. Who will be the first to find them?”

Once the first Iron Throne has been successfully found, HBO will hide another one, totaling up to six. Are you interested in participating? Visit for more details.

“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on April 14th.