Here’s How Much Commercial Actors Get Paid

Commercial Actor Salary

Actors make less money than you would think. We always hear about how much Robert Downey Jr. got paid for appearing in a movie or how much Jennifer Lawrence was compensated for starring in another movie as for the working actor? Well, we broke that number down in the past, and if you’re interested, you can find out here. But, what about commercial actors?

Have you ever wondered how much an actor gets paid for appearing in a commercial? Well, thanks to CrowdShot casting, if casting directors cast you for a union SAG-AFTRA commercial production you can make some serious cash.

SAG-AFTRA Commercial Rates

On camera principal talent (per spot):

8 hour week day: $671.69
10 hour week day: $923.57 (2 hours overtime)
12 hour week day: $1,259.41 (4 hours overtime)
8 hour week-end/holiday $1,343.38 (double time)
On camera tags (each tag): $198.22

Extra Performers (per spot):

8 hour week day: $366.37
10 hour week day: $503.75 (2 hours overtime)
12 hour week day: $686.93 (4 hours overtime)
8 hour week-end/holiday $732.74 (double time)
8 hour hand model/scale $559.02
10 hour hand model/scale $768.66 (2 hours overtime)
12 hour hand model/scale $1,048.18 (4 hours overtime)

Wardrobe:

Minimum one hour prior day fitting: $83.96
Every 15 min after first hour $20.99
Clothing compensation $19.21 (evening wear: $31.99)

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