These days, TV has become just as lucrative as the movies for some of Hollywood’s biggest actors. From high-profile miniseries, to streaming shows, to limited series, and even TV movies, there’s more opportunities than ever for actors to cash in on projects from the broadcast networks, streaming services, and cable channels.
High-profile actors like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Henry Cavill, Kevin Hart, and many more have taken the opportunity to do more TV—and it’s paying off. Variety put together some of the top salaries of TV’s biggest stars, and it’s pretty incredible what some of these actors are pulling down on the small screen.
Here are some of the biggest stars on TV—and the salaries they’re pulling in.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
For his new competition series The Titan Games, Johnson is bringing home $450,000 per episode. Johnson also reportedly makes $650,000 per episode for his work on HBO’s Ballers, according to a previous Variety report.
Cavill will be making $400,000 per episode for his new series The Witcher on Netflix.
For his game show series TKO: Total Knock Out, Hart is bringing home $500,000 per episode.
As the fan-favorite character Sheriff Hopper on Stranger Things for Netflix, Harbour brings in $350,000 per episode.
On Season 2 of Altered Carbon for Netflix, Mackie will bring in $425,000 per episode.
Benicio Del Toro
In his first major TV role, the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora, the Oscar-winning actor is bringing in $400,000 per episode.
The star of Season 1 of Netflix’s Altered Carbon brought in $325,000 per episode.
The star of the CW’s Arrow takes home $125,000 per episode.
The Office star Steve Carell joined forces with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon on their as-of-yet-untitled Morning Show Drama series for Apple and will be bringing home $600,000 per episode.
Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon
As the stars of the as-of-yet-untitled Morning Show Drama series for Apple, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will take home $1.1 million per episode.
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