The TV world is competitive and TV personalities are often compared with their skills and their pays.
A source reported that the average pay of a TV actor is estimated to be around $50 thousand per episode. Although having such a base salary, some of the highest-paid TV stars makes more than $1 million per episode.
In one of the longest-running ABC sitcom Modern Family, Ferguson was first hired with a salary of only $190 thousand per episode (2014 to 2018).
Later, his salary was hiked to $500,000 each episode in season 10. Eventually, his salary turned out to be $11 million per season making him placing on the list of highest-earning TV actors as of 2019.
9. Eric Stonestreet
ABC’s sitcom Modern Family’s one of the most recurring actor is Eric Stonestreet who is claimed to have the net worth of $23 million as of 2019. Similar to Ferguson, he also received a salary of around $500,000 per episode.
Eric Stonestreet - Cameron Tucker - Salary: $500,000 per episode
Besides the portrayal of Cameron Tucker in Modern Family, he is also popular for appearing in The Secret Life of Pets, The Loft, Identity Thief, Almost Famous, The Toy Box to name a few.
8. Ed O’Neill
With the net worth of $65 million and a salary of $500 thousand per episode, Ed O’Neill ranks #7 on the list of highest-paid TV actors of 2019.
Ed O’Neill is an American actor known for appearing in movies and TV series such as Modern Family, Married with Children, Wreck-It Ralph, Finding Dory, The Dogs of war, and many others.
Ed O’Neill - Jay Pritchett - Salary: $500 thousand per episode
Back from 2014 to 2018, Ed O’Neill earned $200 thousand per episode for playing in ABC hit Modern family. As of 2018-2019, his salary rose up to $500,000 per episode.
7. Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon is an American born actor popular for his role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in CBS’s hit NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
He is estimated to have a net worth of around $90 million as of 2019 and has a salary of approximately $525 thousand per episode.
Mark Harmon - Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Salary: $525 thousand per episode
In 2003, Harmon has a salary of $325 thousand per episode and was later increased to $375 thousand. Eventually, his wage increased from $500,000 to $525,000.
6. Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln is an American actor known for his popular role of Rick Grimes in TV series The Walking Dead.
He is paid the salary of around $650 thousand per episode making him number 10 on the list of top 10 highest-paid TV actors.
Andrew Lincoln - Rick Grimes - Salary: $650 thousand per episode
As of 2019, Lincoln is estimated to have a net worth of around $16 million according to various online sources. He is famous for performing in movies and TV series Lave Actually, Heartbreaker, Human Traffic, Teachers, This Life, Talking Dead among the list.
5. Kunal Nayyar / Simon Helberg
The 5th spot is a tie. Two of the TV actors have the same salary and they are from the same TV show. Kunal Nayyar is an American TV actor having a net worth of $45 million as of 2019 and has a salary of around $800 thousand per episode in The Big Bang Theory.
Although the sources claim his salary to be $800 thousand, other sites guessed his salary to reach $1 million.
Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappali) - Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) - Salary: $1 million
Likewise, Simon Helberg is also a TV actor known for his portrayal of Howard Wolowitz in TV series The Big Bang Theory. As of 2019, he is estimated to have wealth of $45 million from 55 acting credits. As of now, he gets the payroll of $900 thousand to $1 million per episode.
4. Ellen Pompeo
ABC sitcom Grey’s Anatomy’s actress Ellen Pompeo plays the role of Meredith Grey. She takes around $1 million as her salary per episode and has a salary of around $40 million as of 2019.
Ellen Pompeo - Meredith Grey - $1 million
Besides that, she is popular for her roles in movies and TV series like Moonlight, Old School, Catch Me If You Can, Dare Devil, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, Law & Order and many others.
3. Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco is an American actress, voice actor, and producer widely known for her role as Penny in CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.
She is estimated to have a net worth of around $55 million as of 2019 and receives over $1 million per episode for her recurring role placing her on #3 on the highest-paid TV actors list.
Kaley Cuoco - Penny - over $1 million per episode
Some of her other notable TV appearances are in 8 Simple Rules, Charmed, The Last Ride, To Be Fat Like Me to name a few.
2. Johnny Galecki
One of the most celebrated TV series The Big Bang Theory’s actor Johnny Galecki receives the paycheck of $1 million per episode making him the fortune of around $50 million per year. On the TV show, he plays the role of Leonard Hofstadter.
Johnny Galecki - Leonard Hofstadter - $1 million per episode
Galecki is also popular for appearing in The Little Dog Laughed, Roseanne, The Connors, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Rings, Hancock, Playing Mona Lisa, and many others.
1. Jim Parsons
Multi-Millionaire Celebrity Jim Parsons takes the payroll of around $1 million for appearing as Sheldon Cooper on TV series The Big Bang Theory. With his million wages, he has the estimated net worth of around $100 million.
Jim Parsons - Sheldon Cooper - Salary: more than $1 million
He is best known for his roles in films and TV shows like Extremely Wicked, Hidden Figures, Home, A kid Like Jake, Judging Amy among others.