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See which TV stars bring home the biggest paychecks

1 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men

Salary: $700,000 per episode
2 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Salary: $600,000 per episode
3 of 40 Eric Liebowitz/NBC

Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: SVU

Salary: $385,000 per episode
4 of 40 Ali Goldstein/NBC

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Salary: $350,000 per episode
5 of 40 ABC

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh , Grey's Anatomy

Salary: $350,000 per episode
6 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Salary: $300,000 per episode
7 of 40 Ali Goldstein/NBC

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Salary: $300,000 per episode
8 of 40 Michael Yarish/CBS

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory Salary: $300,000 per episode

9 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men

Salary: $300,000 per episode
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Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Salary: $295,000
11 of 40 Jordin Althaus/AMC

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Salary: $250,000 per episode
12 of 40 Richard Foreman/ABC

Patricia Heaton, The Middle

Salary: $235,000 per episode
13 of 40 Craig Sjodin/ABC

Tim Allen, Last Man Standing

Salary: $225,000 per episode
14 of 40 Ray Mickshaw/Fox

David Boreanaz, Bones

Salary: $225,000 per episode
15 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Ted Danson, CSI

Salary: $225,000 per episode
16 of 40 Richard Foreman/Fox

Kiefer Sutherland, Touch

Salary: $225,000 per episode
17 of 40 Ron P. Jaffe/FOX

Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

Salary: $210,000 per episode
18 of 40 HBO


Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård, True Blood Salary: $200,000 per episode
19 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly, NCIS

Salary: $175,000 per episode
20 of 40 Peter "Hopper" Stone/ABC

The Adult Cast of Modern Family

Salary: $175,000 per episode each
21 of 40 HBO

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Salary: $150,000 per episode
22 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Chris O'Donnell, NCIS: Los Angeles

Salary: $140,000 per episode
23 of 40 TNT

Eric McCormack, Perception

Salary: $125,000 per episode
24 of 40 Kent Smith/Showtime

Claire Danes, Homeland

Salary: $110,000 per episode
25 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Alex O'Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

Salary: $110,000 per episode
26 of 40 Katherine Bomboy Thornton/ABC

Connie Britton, Nashville

Salary: $100,000 per episode
27 of 40 Patrick Harbron/ABC

Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams, 666 Park Avenue Salary: $100,000 per episode

28 of 40 Monty Brinton/CBS

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Criminal Minds

Salary: $100,000 per episode
29 of 40 John Paul Filo/CBS

David Letterman, The Late Show with David Letterman Salary: $28 million per year

30 of 40 Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Salary: $25 million per year
31 of 40 Meghan Sinclair/TBS

Conan O'Brien, Conan

Salary: $12 million per year
32 of 40 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Salary: $8 million per year
33 of 40 E!

Chelsea Handler, Chelsea Lately

Salary: $8 million per year
34 of 40 Scott Gries/PictureGroup/Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report

Salary: $6 million per year
35 of 40 Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Salary: $5 million per year
36 of 40 Michael Becker/FOX

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Salary: $15 million per season
37 of 40 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Britney Spears, The X Factor

Salary: $10 million per season
38 of 40 Justin Lubin/NBC

Christina Aguilera, The Voice

Salary: 225,000 per episode
39 of 40 Patrick Wymore/FOX

Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen

Salary: $225,000 per episode
40 of 40 Lewis Jacobs/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC

Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, The Voice

Salary: $100,000 per episode