The last time you dismissed television as small-time, small-money business, you did not read the papers correctly. Check these figures, which state how much each of these TV actors made in 2015.
Claire Danes for Homeland – Apart from bagging two Golden Globes and three Emmys while playing Carrie Mathisson, she also bags $250,000 per episode.
Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation – While her reported salary is $250,000 per episode for the final season of the show she was paid double the money for each episode.
Kerry Washington for Scandal – The show’s just touching its peak in the third season, with the highest ratings and Washington takes home $150,000 per episode.
Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family – With the show’s unhindered success season after season, on an average, each of them makes $190,000 per episode.
Tim Allen for Last Man Standing – He charms away $250,000 per episode. The show is in its fourth season
Patricia Heaton for The Middle – In the year 2015 she reportedly made $235,000 per episode.
Michael Weatherly for NCIS – The man has not just made $250,000 per episode in the 11 seasons of the show, but also has big plans to produce new shows under the name of Solar Drive Productions, his company.
Ted Danson for CSI– Even though he is only 3 seasons old in the show which is now 15 seasons old, he has made a mark. He makes $250,000 per episode.
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel for Bones – We’ve loved the show through the years just as much as we’ve loved both of them together. They’ve even been taking the same kind of paychecks back home, both making $250,000 per episode.
Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith for the Simpsons – Just 26 seasons old, the Simpsons is our favourite and the longest- running animated TV show. Each of the artists take $300,000 for an episode.
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey for Grey’s Anatomy – Probably television’s most loved couple and possibly the highest paid too. Both the actors make $350,000 for an episode. We heard that they have recently renewed their contracts as well.
Simon Baker for The Mentalist – Despite the fact that the show is running in its 7th season and the creator’s attention has shifted to “Gotham”, Baker still manages to take back $350,000 for an episode.
Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: SVU – She has been nominated eight times for primetime Emmy and rightly so she makes $400,000 per episode.
Mark Harmon for NCIS – Being one of the executive producers of the show as well. He makes $525,000 per episode.
John Cryer for Two and a Half Men – He makes $650,000, which is crazy! However, there is news that the show is coming to an end.
Ashton Kutcher for Two and a Half Men – He makes $750,000 per episode, which is more that Cryer since Kutcher is new to the show too, making him the highest paid actor on television.
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons – The folks earn a whopping 1 million per episode!!! (Heavy breathing)