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11 August 2008

TV's Highest Paid. The TV Guide List this time.

So the list Forbes Magazine carried slightly varies against TV Guide's list of highest paid TV Stars, which was out last week.

This isn't complete and as much as I've been waiting to get my hands on that complete list, here's what I've scourge on the net (TV Guide online and various sources):

NETWORK PRIME TIME (salary per episode)
William Petersen, CSI $500,000
Zach Braff, Scrubs $350,000
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU $350,000
Chris Meloni, Law & Order: SVU $350,000
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men $350,000
Hugh Laurie, House $300,000
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy $225,000
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Old Christine $225,000
Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives $200,000
Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy $200,000
Jeff Foxworthy, Are You Smarter… $150,000
T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy $125,000
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy $125,000
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters $100,000
  • Special guest stars per hour episode minimum $6,527
  • Stand-ins per day minimum $145
  • Background actors w/ special abilities per day $140
  • Background actors or "extras" per day $130

Daytime Hosts (all salaries are per year)
Judge Judy: $30 million
Bob Barker: $10 million
Maury Povich (per year plus profits): $7 million
Ellen DeGeneres: $5 million
Jerry Springer: $3 million - 4 million
Tyra Banks: $3.5 million

News Anchors(all salaries are per year)
Katie Couric ("CBS Evening News" anchor): $15 million
Matt Lauer (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $12 million
Meredith Vieira (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $10 million

Talk Show / Reality TV (Per Annum)
Oprah Winfrey ('Oprah Winfrey Show' + Harpo): $385 million
Simon Cowell ('American Idol'): $50 million
David Letterman ('Late Night'): $32 million
Ryan Seacrest ('American Idol' + Other): $29 million
Jay Leno ('Tonight Show'): $27 million
Katie Couric ('CBS News'): $15 million
Jon Stewart ('Daily Show'): $14 million

Cable (per episode)
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"): $250,000
Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck"): $125,000
Dylan Walsh ("Nip/Tuck"): $125,000
Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck"): $90,000
James Roday ("Psych"): $60,000
Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice"): $50,000

Jeffrey Donovan reportedly has the lowest pay cut at $ 50,000.

Behind The Scenes
Director, per hr episode min. $35,927
Writer, for story and script, per hr episode $30,823
Staff writer, per wk minimum $2,890
Executive story editor, per episode average $8,500
Crafts services (provides food to cast and crew), per hr $25.40
Film editor, per wk min. 2,575
Sound editor, per wk min. $1,887.94
Music editor, per wk min. $1,887.94
Head makeup artist, per wk $2,271
Head hairstylist, per wk $1,804
Costume designer, per wk min. $2,009.65
Scenic artist, per wk min. $1,840
Microphone boom operator, per day $309.78
Production assistant, per hr $8

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