There’s star power and then there’s bankability. And if you have both, you’re really golden.
In its annual jobs survey, Parade magazine reveals the annual salaries of some of TV’s most popular stars, revealing who’s the top dog, who makes peanuts, and where the real money is (celebrity endorsements).
Here’s a sampling of six TV stars and what they pull in per year, according to Parade.
Mark Harmon: “NCIS” star and producer
Salary: $38 million (est.). In February, Harmon renegotiated his “NCIS” contract, extending it for another year and getting a “healthy raise” over his previous deal’s $500,000 per episode salary (reportedly as much as $700,000 per episode)
Blake Shelton: Country singer and coach on NBC’s singing competition series “The Voice”
Salary: $20 million (est.), but Shelton earns $75,000 per episode for his gig on “The Voice”
Sofia Vergara: “Modern Family” star, celebrity spokesperson
Salary: an estimated $21 million (est.). Vergara has a fashion line at Kmart and deals with CoverGirl and Pepsi, and she earns $175,000 per episode on the hit ABC sitcom.
Honey Boo Boo: The seven-year-old reality star of TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” and its hit spin-off “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
Salary: $15,000-$20,000, per episode (est.), per family member. The salary was tripled last year after the show became a breakout success, and Mama June revealed in January that she’s smartly socking it all away in a trust fund for her children. No wonder Honey Boo Boo turned “a dolla make me holla!” into her catchphrase.
Paula Deen: Celebrity chef, TV personality
Salary: $16.5 million (est.) The story notes that Deen, a type 2 diabetes sufferer, has an estimated $6 million deal with diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk.
Alec Baldwin: Former “30 Rock” star
Salary: $15 million (est.), with Baldwin pulling in $300,000 per episode on the NBC sitcom, which wrapped its final run in January.
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