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Network Prime Time Salaries per episode

  1. William Petersen ("CSI"): $500,000
  2. Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"): $350,000
  3. Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU"): $350,000
  4. Chris Meloni ("Law & Order: SVU"): $350,000
  5. Hugh Laurie ("House"): $300,000
  6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("New Adventures of Old Christine"): $225,000
  7. Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy"): $200,000
  8. Eva Longoria Parker ("Desperate Housewives"): $200,000

Morning top paid salary per year

  1. Judge Judy: $30 million
  2. Bob Barker: $10 million
  3. Maury Povich (per year plus profits): $7 million
  4. Ellen DeGeneres: $5 million
  5. Jerry Springer: $3 million - 4 million
  6. Tyra Banks: $3.5 million

News Anchors salaries per year

  1. Katie Couric ("CBS Evening News" anchor): $15 million
  2. Matt Lauer (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $12 million
  3. Meredith Vieira (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $10 million


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Top 10 TV Star Salaries". AOL. http://television.aol.com/photos/tv-star-salaries. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. "Oprah tops list of highest paid TV stars". Reuters. 2007. http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN2422348120070725. Retrieved 2009-08-22. "Oprah Winfrey, host and supervising producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," earns an estimated $260 million a year, according to a list in TV Guide magazine's July 23 issue." 

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