It's not Friends money, but it's a good start. CBS over the summer quietly doubled the salaries of CSI's two leads, William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Petersen saw his per-episode paycheck jump from $100,000 to $225,000-$250,000. Helgenberger, meanwhile, now makes $150,000 — up from $75,000 last season.