Ashton Kutcher and Mariah Carey Top TV’s Highest Paid Stars List

If you’ve ever wondered how much your favorite television actors get paid, you’re now in luck: TV Guide has just revealed a list of TV star salaries.

The approximate numbers came from conversations with agents, network executives and studio honchos.

Ashton Kutcher pulls in a whopping $700,000 per episode of “Two and a Half Men”, the most for a comedy star.

Mariah Carey has fought for a salary of $17 million to appear as a judge on “American Idol.”

Surprisingly, Mark Harmon also tops the list, earning $500,000 per episode for the drama “NCIS.”

The “Modern Family” cast isn’t doing too poorly, either, as they’ve all just renegotiated their salaries to equally make $125,000 per episode.

Kevin Bacon will rake in about $175,000 for his new Fox series, “The Following”.

Ellen Pompeo, who recently resigned with the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, now earns $350,000 per episode.

Check out the complete list below!

Drama (per episode)
Mark Harmon (NCIS): $500,000
Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy): $350,000
Kevin Bacon (The Following): $175,000
Lucy Liu (Elementary): $125,000
Stephen Amell (Arrow): $30,000

Comedy (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men): $700,000
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory): $300,000
Modern Family
 Adult Cast: $175,000 each
Lea Michele (Glee): $75,000
Crystal the Monkey (Animal Practice): $12,000

Late Night (per year)
David Letterman: $28 million
Jay Leno: $25 million
Jon Stewart: $16 million
Craig Ferguson: $8 million
Chelsea Handler: $8 million

Daytime/Syndication (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy): $45 million
Joe Brown (Judge Joe Brown): $20 million
Kelly Ripa (Live! With Kelly): $20 million
Sherri Shepherd (The View): $1.5 million
Mario Batali (The Chew): $6,000 per episode

Mariah Carey (American Idol): $17 million per season
Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent): $15 million per season
Pauly DelVecchio (Jersey Shore): $175,000 per episode
Betty White (Off Their Rockers): $50,000 per episode
Landry Family (Swamp People): $25,000 per episode

News (per year)
Matt Lauer (Today): $21.5 million
Bill O’Reilly (The O’Reilly Factor): $15 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC World News): $12 million
Anderson Cooper (Anderson Cooper 360 and Anderson Live): $11 million
Robin Meade (HLN anchor): $750,000

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