Here Are the Highest-Paid Stars on TV, Including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Henry Cavill

Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Ballers

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

Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Ballers

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.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
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Cavill will be making $400,000 per episode for his new series The Witcher on Netflix.

Kevin Hart

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For his game show series TKO: Total Knock Out, Hart is bringing home $500,000 per episode.

David Harbour

David Harbour speaks onstage during the Hellboy panel during New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)
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As the fan-favorite character Sheriff Hopper on Stranger Things for Netflix, Harbour brings in $350,000 per episode.

Anthony Mackie

US actor Anthony Mackie attends the premiere of 'The Hate You Give' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 7, 2018. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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On Season 2 of Altered Carbon for Netflix, Mackie will bring in $425,000 per episode.

Benicio Del Toro

Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' on June 26, 2018, in Westwood, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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In his first major TV role, the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora, the Oscar-winning actor is bringing in $400,000 per episode.

Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman attends the GO Campaign Gala at City Market Social House on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/WireImage)
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The star of Season 1 of Netflix’s Altered Carbon brought in $325,000 per episode.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell accepts the Hero Award onstage at the Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala Benefitting FCancer at Warner Bros. Studios on October 13, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for FCancer)
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The star of the CW’s Arrow takes home $125,000 per episode.

Steve Carell

 Steve Carell attends the UK Premiere of 'Beautiful Boy' & Headline gala during the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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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

REESE WITHERSPOON, JENNIFER ANISTON attend Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), staging its fourth biennial fundraising telecast at the at the Dolby Theatre on Friday September 5, 2014 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) in Hollywood California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage)
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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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