'The Big Bang Theory' Cast Makes Too Much Money (And Other TV Salaries)

Variety revealed Tuesday (8/22) how much TV's biggest actors and actresses earned per episode in 2017, and clearly, it pays to be on TV.

The Big Bang Theory

Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Jim Parsons earn $900,000 per episode, while Mayim Bialik and Melissa Raunch earn $500,000.

Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Lena Headey earn $500,000 per episode.


William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum earn $350,000 per episode each

Modern Family

Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara earn $500,000 per episode.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus earns $250,000 per episode.


Kerry Washington earns $250,000 per episode.

Will & Grace

Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally earn $250,000 per episode.

Source: Variety/ eonline; photo: Getty Images

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