What the Stars Earn–Too Much, Obviously

By FishbowlNY 


FBLA gets TV Guide’s press release emails and we usually ignore them. But today, Julie Farin presented us with some truly fabulous information: salaries of the small-screen stars.

Oprah: $260 million per year (includes income from Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, and other programs)

Simon Cowell: $45 million per year (for American Idol and other projects)

Judge Judy: $30 million per year

Katie Couric: $15 million per year

Zach Braff: $6.3 million (for 18 episodes of Scrubs next season)

Think about that for a momemnt: Braff gets nearly half of what Couric makes, and she has to show up every day.

NETWORK PRIME TIME (all salaries are per episode)

William Petersen (CSI): $500,000

Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men): $350,000

Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU): $350,000

Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU): $350,000

Hugh Laurie (House): $300,000

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (New Adventures of Old Christine): $225,000

Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy): $200,000

Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives): $200,000

Jeff Foxworthy (Are You Smarter Than…): $150,000

T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy): $125,000

Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy): $125,000

Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters): $100,000

CABLE (all salaries are 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