Here's What Everyone Is Making In The Showbiz, From Caterers To Execs
Living smack dab in the middle of Hollywood, we can't help but wonder what people make in the entertainment biz—from TV actors to scribes and craft services. A new report detailing those salaries surprised us with a few new facts, like how horses make more money than many of us (*single tear*), and A-list actors still make major bank for movie flops.
The Hollywood Reporter just released their second annual report on Hollywood salaries, gathering information from the Sony hack and through talking with execs, producers, payroll industry folks, and others in the industry. They covered everyone: from makeup artists to publicists and even warm-up comedians who open TV tapings.
While newbie TV actors can make $15,000 to $20,000 per episode, more seasoned TV actors can rake up anywhere from $75,000 to $150,000 per episode. Craft services people earn about $1,200 a week for "dispensing celery sticks and Twizzlers to the cast and crew," THR says, but then again, we imagine they also have to deal with some annoying food requests and complaints on a daily basis. (Hungry people = Hulk smash.) If you're a famous scribe, you can get up to $1 million per film script, while TV staff writers can make up to $37,368 for an hourlong script or $25,408 for a half-hour. Even Meryl Streep took in $5 million even for her flop Ricki And The Flash (which has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but she's a queen so we wouldn't expect anything less. Head of Marketing gets around $1 million per year. And if you're wondering, just being a horse that stands in a background shot can earn the animal (well...animal trainer) $500 a day. BoJack Horseman must be swimming in a pile of money.