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See the TV stars who earn the biggest paychecks

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 40 Michael Yarish/CBS

Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Salary: $750,000 and $650,000 per episode, respectively
2 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Mark Harmon, NCIS

Salary: $525,000 per episode +points
3 of 40 Michael Parmelee/NBC

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU

Salary: $400,000 per episode
4 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Kaley Cuoco, Johny Galecki, and Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Salary: $350,000 per episode

5 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Salary: $350,000 per episode
6 of 40 Ron Tom/ABC

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy Salary: $350,000 per episode

7 of 40 Randy Tepper/Showtime

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Salary: $300,000 per episode
8 of 40 FOX

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Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa), The Simpsons Salary: $300,000 per episode
9 of 40 Michael Yarish/AMC

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Salary: $275,000 per episode
10 of 40 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood Salary: $275,000 per episode

11 of 40 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Bones

Salary: $250,000 per episode
12 of 40 Kent Smith/Showtime

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, Homeland

Salary: $250,000 per episode
13 of 40 Michael Yarish/CBS

Michael Weatherly NCIS

Salary: $250,000 per episode
14 of 40 Craig Sjodin/ABC; Michael Ansell/ABC

Tim Allen, Last Man Standing and Patricia Heaton, The Middle Salary: $235,000 per episode

15 of 40 Ursula Coyote/AMC

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Salary: $225,000 per episode
16 of 40 Ron P. Jaffe/Fox Television

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Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother Salary: $225,000 per episode
17 of 40 Peter "Hopper" Stone

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Salary: $200,000 per episode + points
18 of 40 NBC

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Salary: $200,000 per episode
19 of 40 Peter "Hopper" Stone/ABC; Jordin Althaus/ABC; Peter "Hopper" Stone/ABC

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Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Salary: $175,000 per episode
20 of 40 Brooke Palmer/NBC

Laurence Fishburne, Hannibal

Salary: $175,000 per episode
21 of 40 Colleen Hayes/NBC

Lauren Graham Parenthood

Salary: $175,000 per episode
22 of 40 Monty Brinton/CBS

Pauley Perrette, NCIS

Salary: $175,000 per episode
23 of 40 Cliff Lipson/CBS

Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones

Salary: $165,000 per episode
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24 of 40 HBO

Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Salary: $150,000 per episode
25 of 40 Ursula Coyote/AMC

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Salary: $150,000 per episode
26 of 40 Jojo Whilden/CBS

Lucy Liu, Elementary

Salary: $130,000 per episode
27 of 40 David Giesbrecht/NBC

James Spader, The Blacklist

Salary: $125,000 per episode
28 of 40 Jennifer Clasen/Fox

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Salary: $125,000 per episode
29 of 40 Monty Brinton/CBS

Anna Faris and Allison Janney, Mom

Salary: $125,000 per episode
30 of 40 Comedy Central

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Salary: $25-30 million
31 of 40 Margaret Norton/NBC

Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Salary: $20 million per year
32 of 40 Jeffrey Neira/CBS

David Letterman, The Late Show with David Letterman

Salary: $20 million per year
33 of 40 Meghan Sinclair/Conaco/ TBS

Conan O'Brien, Conan

Salary: $12 million per year
34 of 40 Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Salary: $11 million per year
35 of 40 Randy Holmes/ABC

Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Salary: $10 million per year
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The Kardashian Family, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Salary: $10 million per season
37 of 40 Fox

Keith Urban, American Idol

Salary: $5 million per season
38 of 40 Trae Patton/NBC

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton The Voice

Salary: $4 million per season
39 of 40 Monty Brinton/CBS

Jeff Probst, Survivor

Salary: $4 million per season
40 of 40 Fox

Kelly Rowland, The X Factor

Salary: $2.5 million per season