Who’s Being Paid Big: 2014 Edition

money-bagsWondering what television stars make per episode?  Look no further than this post!  Similar to the previous two years, I have not included all of the the actors/actresses that were published in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.

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NEW SHOWS ARE IN BOLD

Drama (pay per episode)
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $525,000 + profit
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) – $500,000 (includes producer fee)
Mariska Hargitary (Law and Order: SVU) – $400,000
Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) – $350,000
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) – $185,000
Kerry Washington (Scandal) – $150,000
Tea Leoni (Madam Secretary) – $125,000
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) – $125,000
Johnny Lee Miller (Elementary) – $100,000
Jesse L. Martin (The Flash) – $100,000
Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) – $100,o00
Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) – $75,000
Katee Sackhoff (Longmire) – $60,000
Shane West (Salem) – $50,000
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) – $40,000
Katharine McPhee (Scorpion) – $40,000

Comedy (pay per episode)
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki,and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $1 million + profit
Julie Bowen (Modern Family) – $190,000 + profit
Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) – $175,000
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – $150,000
Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) – $140,000 (includes producer fee)
Will Arnett (The Millers) – $125,000
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) – $100,000
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) – $100,000
Jack McGee (The McCarthys) – $60,000
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) – $50,000
Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) – $35,000

Daytime / Reality (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $47 million
Jennifer Lopez (American Idol) – $17.5 million
Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent) – $15 million
Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell (The View) – $5 million
The Harrison Family (Pawn Stars) – $125,000 per episode

News (per year)
Matt Lauer (Today) – $22-25 million
Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) – $14 million
Scott Pelley (CBS Evening News / 60 Minutes) – $7 million
David Muir (ABC World News) – $5 million

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Who’s Being Paid Big – 2013 Edition

It’s back!  The 2013 edition of who is being paid what in the television world.  Like last year, not all of the actors/actresses that were published in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE will be published here.  If you want to ask for a specific person, just leave a comment, and I’ll see if its in the article.  If you don’t feel like asking, just pick up your own copy of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE today.

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NEW SHOWS ARE IN BOLD

DRAMA (per episode)
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $525,000 (plus profits from show)
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $400,000
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) – $350,000
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – $300,000
Claire Danes (Homeland) – $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $250,000
Damian Lewis (Homeland) – $250,000
Kiefer Sutherland (24) – $250,000
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – $225,000
Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal) – $175,000
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) – $175,000
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) – $150,000
Lucy Lui (Elementary) – $130,000
Greg Kinnear (Rake) – $125,000 (plus profits from show)
James Spader (Blacklist) – $125,000
Blair Underwood (Ironside) – $120,000
Toni Collette (Hostages) – $100,000
A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Kerry Washington (Scandal) – $80,000
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) – $75,000
Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) – $75,000
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) – $70,000
Kurtwood Smith (Resurrection) – $50,000
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – $50,000
John Schneider (The Haves and the Have Nots) – $25,000

COMEDY (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) – $750,000
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $650,000
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $325,000
Tim Allen (Last Man Standing) – $235,000
Cast of How I Met Your Mother – $225,000 each
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) – $200,000 (plus profits from show)
Rest of Adult Modern Family cast – $175,000 each
Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones) – $165,000
John Goodman (Alpha House) – $100,000
James Caan (Back in the Game) – $75,000
Child Modern Family cast – $70,000 each
Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) – $65,000 (plus profits from show)
Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs) – $60,000
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) – $50,000
Kristen Johnston (The Exes) – $50,000
Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence (Melissa and Joey) – $25,000 each

DAYTIME/SYNDICATION (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $47 million*
*The article notes Judge Judy brought in $230 million in advertising in 2012.
Maury Povich (Maury) – $14 million
Katie Couric (Katie) – $10 million
Queen Latifah (The Queen Latifah Show) – $5 to $10 million
Michael Strahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) – $4 million
Regis Philbin (Crowd Goes Wild) – $1 million
Aisha Tyler (The Talk) – $500,000

REALITY (per season, unless noted)
Kardashian family (Keeping up with the Kardashians) – $10 million
Keith Urban (American Idol) – $5 million
Jeff Probst (Survivor) – $4 million (per year)
Kelly Rowland (The X Factor) – $2.5 million
Robertson family (Duck Dynasty) – $250,000 (per episode)

LATE NIGHT (per year, unless noted)
Jon Stewart – $25 to $30 million
Jay Leno – $20 million
David Letterman – $20 million
Jimmy Fallon – $11 million
Chelsea Handler – $8 million
Seth Myers – $3 million
Kenan Thompson – $25,000 per episode

NEWS (per year)
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $22 to $25 million
Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) – $17 million
Brian Williams (NBC) – $13 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) – $7 million
Megyn Kelly (Fox News) – $6 million
Scott Pelley (CBS) – $5 million
Hoda Kotb (NBC) – $3 miillon
Jake Tapper (CNN) – $1 million
Sarah Palin (Fox News) – $250,000

MEDIA MOGULS
Simon Cowell – $95 million
Oprah Winfrey – $77 million
Leslie Moonves – $62 million
Ryan Seacrest – $61 million
Rupert Mudoch – $28 million

*All numbers are from the August 26th-September 8th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  The article is written by Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider.

NOT AFFILIATED WITH TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  JUST SIMPLY POSTING SOME NUMBERS FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF OTHERS.  THANKS…RJ

Who’s Being Paid Big – 2012 Edition


It’s back!  The 2012 edition of who is being paid what in the television world.  Unlike previous years, not all of the actors/actresses that were published in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE will be published here.  If you want to ask, just leave a comment, and I’ll post it at the bottom of the article.  If you don’t feel like asking, just pick up your own copy of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  This years “WHO EARN$ WHAT” article includes a tidbit of information about television stars buying and selling their homes, and how much they’re asking, or paid!

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DRAMA (Upcoming Series) *all per episode
Kevin Bacon (The Following) – $175,000
Dennis Quaid (Vegas) – $150,000 (includes producer fee)
Lucy Liu (Elementary) – $125,000
Mary McDonnell (Major Crimes) – $125,000
Michael Chiklis (Vegas) – $120,000
Connie Britton (Nashville) – $100,000
Terry O’Quinn (666 Park Avenue) – $100,000
Vanessa Williams (666 Park Avenue) – $100,000
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville) – $75,000
Jordana Spiro (The Mob Doctor) – $75,000
Dave Annable (666 Park Avenue) – $65,000
Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution) – $65,000
Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey) – $40,000
Stephen Amell (Arrow) – $30,000
Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D.) – $30,000

DRAMA (Current Series) *all per episode
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $500,000
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $385,000
Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, and Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) – $350,000 each
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) – $300,000
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – $295,000
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $225,000
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) – $200,000 each
Peter Krause (Parenthood) – $165,000
Claire Danes (Homeland) – $110,000
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Larry Hagman (Dallas) – $75,000
Madeleine Stowe (Revenge) – $75,000
Emily VanCamp (Revenge) – $55,000
Patrick Duffy (Dallas) – $50,000

COMEDY (Upcoming Series) *all per episode
Matthew Perry (Go On) – $150,000
David Krumholtz (Partners) – $100,000
Reba McEntire (Malibu Country) – $100,000
Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) – $65,000
Justin Kirk (Animal Practice) – $50,000
Crystal the Monkey (Animal Practice) – $12,000

COMEDY (Current Series) *all per episode
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) – $700,000
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $600,000
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – $350,000
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) – $300,000
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $300,000 each
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) – $300,000
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) – $210,000
Adult cast of Modern Family – $175,000 each
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) – $95,000
Selma Blair (Anger Management) – $40,000

REALITY *all per episode, unless otherwise stated
Mariah Carey (American Idol) – $17 million per season
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – $15 million per season
Britney Spears (The X Factor) – $10 million per season
Kardashian Family – $10 million per year
Christina Aguilera (The Voice) – $225,000
Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen) – $225,000
Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser) – $150,000
Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Blake Shelton (The Voice) – $100,000 each
Betty White (Off Their Rockers) – $50,000
Abby Lee Miller (Dance Moms) – $10,000
Graham Miller (MasterChef) – $7,5000
Real Housewives Stars – $2,000 to $4,000 each

NEWS *all per year
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $21.5 milion
Bill O’Reilly (FOX News) – $15 million
Brian Williams (NBC) – $13 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million
Anderson Cooper (CNN) – $11 million
Shepard Smith (FOX News) – $8 million
Scott Pelley (CBS) – $4 million
Nancy Grace (HLN) – $3 million
Charlie Rose (CBS) – $2.5 million
Lara Spencer (ABC) – $1.5 million
Robin Meade (HLN) – $750,000
Don Lemon (CNN) – $500,000

DAYTIME
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $45 million per year
Sherri Shepherd (The View) – $1.5 million per year
Mario Batali (The Chew) – $6,000 per episode

LATE NIGHT *all per year
David Letterman (CBS) – $28 million
Jay Leno (NBC) – $25 million
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – $16 million
Conan O’Brien (TBS) – $12 million
Chelsea Handler (E!) – $8 million
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC) – $8 million

*All numbers are from the August 13th-August 26th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  The article is written by Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider.

NOT AFFILIATED WITH TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  JUST SIMPLY POSTING SOME NUMBERS FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF OTHERS.  THANKS…RJ

Who’s Being Paid Big – 2011 Edition


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DRAMA (Upcoming Series)
Kiefer Sutherland (Touch) – $225,000 an episode
Maria Bello (Prime Suspect) – $125,000 an episode
Christina Ricci (Pan Am) – $125,000 an episode
Eddie Cibrian (The Playboy Club) – $100,000 an episode
Michael Emerson (Person of Interest) – $100,000 an episode
Sarah Michell Gellar (Ringer) – $100,000 an episode
Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable) – $85,000 an episode
Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova) – $75,000 an episode
Minka Kelly (Charlies Angels) – $50,000 an episode
Britt Robertson (The Secret Circle) – $30,000 an episode

DRAMA (Returning Series)
Hugh Laurie (House) – $700,000 an episode
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $500,000 an episode
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $395,000 an episode
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) – $375,000 an episode
Marg Helenberger (CSI) – $375,000 an episode
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) – $350,000 an episode
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) – $300,000 an episode
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) – $275,000 an episode
Kate Walsh (Private Practice) – $275,000 an episode
Ted Danson (CSI) – $225,000 an episode
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) – $180,000 an episode
Kathy  Bates (Harry’s Law) – $175,000 an episode
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – $175,000 an episode
Dana Delany (Body of Proof) – $150,000 an episode
Jon Mantegna (Criminal Minds) – $130,000 an episode
Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) – $130,000 an episode
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – $125,000 an episode
William H. Macy (Shameless) – $125,000 an episode
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) – $125,000 an episode
Cote de Pablo (NCIS) – $120,000 an episode
Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) – $120,000 an episode
Alex O’Laughlin (Hawaii Five-0) – $115,000 an episode
Nathan Fillion (Castle) – $100,000 an episode
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli and Isles) – $80,000 an episode
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) – $75,000 an episode
Danny Pino (Law and Order: SVU) – $75,000 an episode
Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) – $60,000 an episode

COMEDY (Upcoming Series)
Tim Allen (Last Man Standing) – $225,000 an episode
Christina Applegate (Up All Night) – $125,000 an episode
Zooey Deschanel (The New Girl) – $90,000 an episode
Kevin Dillon (How to Be a Gentleman) – $80,000 an episode
Will Arnett (Up All Night) – $75,000 an episode
Jamie Pressly (I Hate My Teenage Daughter) – $75,000 an episode
Whitney Cummings (Whitey) – $60,000 an episode

COMEDY (Returning Series)
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) – $700,000 an episode
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $600,000 an episode
Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) – $400,000 an episode
Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) – $375,000 an episode
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – $350,000 an episode
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) – $300,000 an episode
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) – $250,000 an episode
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) – $250,000 an episode
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – $250,000 an episode
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $250,000 an episode
David Duchovny (Californication) – $225,000 an episode
Patricia Heaton (The Middle) – $225,000 an episode
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) – $200,000 an episode
James Spader (The Office) – $125,000 an episode
Ed O’Neil (Modern Family) – $105,000 an episode
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) – $100,000 an episode
Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) – $100,000 an episode
Jane Lynch (Glee) – $60,000 an episode
Joel McHale (Community) – $60,000 an episode
Matthew Morrison (Glee) – $55,000 an episode
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) – $30,000 an episode

LATE NIGHT
David Letterman (CBS) – $28 million a year
Jay Leno (NBC) – $25 milion a year
Conan O’Brien (TBS) – $10 million a year
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC) – $8 million a year
Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – $5 million a year
Steve Colbert (Comedy) – $4 million a year
Chelsea Handler (E!) – $3.5 million a year
George Lopez (TBS, until tonight) – $3 million a year
Carson Daly (NBC) – $1 million a year

DAYTIME/TALK SYNDICATION
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $45 million a year
Joe Brown (Judge Joe Brown) – $20 million a year
Kelly Ripa (Live! with Regis and Kelly) – $20 million a year
Regis Philbin (Live! with Regis and Kelly) – $15 million a year
Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil) – $15 million a year
Mario Lopez (Extra, H8R, America’s Best Dance Crew) – $3.5 million a year
Billy Bush (Access Hollywood) – $3 million a year
Nancy O’Dell (Entertainment Tonight) – $3 million a year

REALITY
Simon Cowell (The X Factor) – $75 million per season; includes producer free
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – $15 million per season
Paula Abdul (The X Factor) – $2.5 million per season
Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor) – $1.5 million per season
Christina Aguliera (The Voice) – $225,000 an episode
Gordon Ramsay (Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen) – $225,000 an episode
Jeff Probst (Survivor) – $200,000 an episode
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) – $150,000 an episode
Gene Simmons (Family Jewels) – $125,000 an episode
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) – $100,000 an episode
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) – $100,000 an episode
Blake Shelton (The Voice) – $75,000 an episode
Adam Levine (The Voice) – $75,000 an episode
Cee Lo Green (The Voice) – $75,000 an episode
Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent) – $70,000 an episode
Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent) – $70,000 an episode
Cat Deely (So You Think You Can Dance?) – $60,000 an episode
Chris Harrison (The Bachelor) – $60,000 an episode
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) – $50,000 an episode
Carson Daly (The Voice) – $40,000 an episode
Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters) – $20,000 an episode
Teen Mom Cast – $3,000-$5,000 an episode

NEWS
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $17 million a year
Brian Willaims (NBC) – $13 million a year
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million a year
Anderson Cooper (CNN and Syndication) – $11 million a year
Keith Olbermann (Current TV) – $10 million a year + equity in Current TV
Bill O’Reilly (FOX News) – $10 million a year
Robin Roberts (ABC) – $6 million a year
George Stephanopoulous (ABC) – $6 million a year
Scott Pelley (CBS) – $4 million a year
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) – $2 million a year
Erin Burnett (CNN) – $2 million a year
Steve Kroft (CBS) – $2 million a year
Piers Morgan (CNN) – $2 million a year
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – $2 million a year
Sarah Palin (FOX News) – $1 million a year
Mike Huckabee (Huckabee) – $500,000 a year

MEDIA MOGULS
Phillipe Dauman (Viacom) – $84 million (149% higher than last year)
Les Moonves (CBS Corporation) – $57.7 million (Up from $11.7 million last year)
David Zaslav (Discovery Communications) – $42 million (34% higher than ast year)
Bob Iger (Walt Disney Company) – $28 million (35% higher than last year)

*All numbers are from the August 15th-August 28th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE. The article is written by Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider.

Who’s Being Paid Big? – 2010 Edition


If you’re interested in last years post, here it is: http://tonightontv.blogspot.com/2009/08/whos-being-paid-big.html

DRAMA (Upcoming Series)
Dana Delany (Body of Proof) – $150,000 an episode
Jimmy Smits (Outlaw) – $150,000 an episode
Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) – $125,000 an episode
Cole Hauser (Chase) – $100,000 an episode
Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) – $100,000 an epside
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0) – $80,000 an episode
Blair Underwood (The Event) – $75,000 an episode
Ashley Tisdale (Hellcats) – $30,000 an episode

DRAMA (Returning Series)
Hugh Laurie (House) – $400,000 an episode
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $395,000 an episode
Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: SVU) – $395,000 an episode
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $375,000 an episode
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) – $375,000 an episode
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) – $375,000 an episode
Laurence Fishburne (CSI) – $350,000 an episode
Kyra Sedwick (The Closer) – $350,000 an episode
Denis Leary (Rescue Me) – $350,000 an episode
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY) – $275,000 an episode
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) – $250,000 an episode
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $200,000 an episode
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) – $200,000 an episode
Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife) – $175,000 an episode
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) – $150,000 an episode
Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe) – $150,000 an episode
LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) – $125,000 an episode
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) – $125,000 an episode
Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) – $125,000 an episode
Jason Lee (Memphis Beat) – $125,000 an episode
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) – $125,000 an episode
Michael Weatherly (NCIS) – $125,000 an episode
Matt Bomer (White Collar) – $100,000 an episode
Nathan Fillion (Castle) – $100,000 an episode
Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) – $100,000 an episode
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – $100,000 an epsiode
Timothy Olyphant (Justified) – $100,000 an episode
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli and Isles) – $75,000 an episode
Anna Paquin (True Blood ) $75,000 an episode
Zachary Levi (Chuck) – $60,000 an epsiode
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) – $40,000 an episode
Shaiene Woodley (Secret Life) – $40,000 an epsiode

COMEDY (Upcoming Series)
William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) – $150,000 an episode

COMEDY (Returning Series)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men) – $1.25 million an episode
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $550,000 an episode
The Ladies of Desperate Housewives – $400,000 an episode each
Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) – $400,000 an episode
Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) – $400,000 an episode
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) – $350,000 an epsiode
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – $350,000 an episode
Stevel Carell (The Office) – $297,000 an episode
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) – $250,000 an episode <— This is one rich kid!
David Duchovny (Californication) – $200,000 an episode
Kevin Dillon (Entourage) – $200,000 an episode
Adrian Grenier (Entourage) – $200,000 an episode
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) – $180,000 an episoe <— Another rich kid!
Edie Flaco (Nurse Jackie) – $175,000 an episode
David Spade (Rules of Engagement) – $150,000 an episode
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) – $100,000 an episode
Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) – $85,000 an episode
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) – $75,000 an episode
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – $60,000 an episode
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) – $60,000 an episode
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) – $60,000 an episode
Jane Lynch (Glee) – $50,000 an episode
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $40,000 an episode <— WAYYY underpaid
Matthew Morrison (Glee) – $30,000 an episode
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) – $30,000 an episode
Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Suite Life on Deck) – $20,000 an episode each
Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) – $15,000 an episode

LATE NIGHT/TALK SYNDICATION
Oprah – $315 million a year
David Letterman (The Late Show) – $28 million a year
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) – $25 million a year
Conan O’Brien (The Conan O’Brien Show) – $10 million a year
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) – $8 million a year
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) – $6 million a year
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) – $3.5 million a year
George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) – $3.5 million a year

REALITY
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – $15 million a year
Joel McHale (The Soup) – $2 million a year
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) – $2 million a year
Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8) – $250,000 an episode
Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) – $30,000 an episode

NEWS
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $16 million a year
Katie Couric (CBS) – $15 million a year
Brian Williams (NBC) – $12.5 million a year
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million a year
Meredith Vieira (NBC) – $11 million a year
Bill O’Reilly (FOX News) – $10 million a year
George Stephanopoulous (ABC) – $8 million a year
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) – $7 million a year
Shepard Smith (FOX News) – $7 million a year
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) – $3 million a year
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) – $2 million a year
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – $2 million a year
Eliot Spitzer (CNN) – $500,000 a year

*All numbers are from the August 16th-August 29th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  The article is written by Stephen Battaglio.