“The Big Bang Theory” Actors to get $25,000 an hour (CBS Show)
The cast of “The Big Bang Theory” from the hit ”CBS show”, are to be receiving a stunning raises for the upcoming seasons. Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny will now make $1 million each an episode, a real big boost from the $300,000 per show they were receiving this last season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter; the actors who plays Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz have also been linked with new deals giving them substantial bumps in pay.
The new season is supposed to have 24 episodes. While filming for each episode can vary, it typically takes about a week to rehearse, do wardrobe fittings and film the scenes.
If “The Big Bang Theory” actors are working roughly 40 hours a week, that would translate to $25,000 an hour.
Even if you give the actors the benefit of the doubt and say they work 60 hours a week (12 hours a day), that still comes out to more than $16,000 an hour.
Compare this to other professions:
According to CNNMoney report; the median wage for fast food workers is a mere $8.81 an hour. Retail sales associates, one of America’s largest professions, and janitors make around $10 an hour, according to U.S. government data.
Construction workers and secretaries hover around $15 an hour.
Nurses and accountants have it a bit better with median hourly wages of about $31 an hour.
Even at the high end, dentists average $70 and doctors $90 for an hour of their time.
Of course, these are median and average salaries. There are workers who make more and less, and “The Big Bang Theory” actors are clearly at the top of their craft and on a show that is making huge money for CBS.