How Мuch Movie Stars Made For A Role VS. Corresponding Real World Salaries

Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver: $35,000

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver: $35,930 a year

Denzel Washington in Flight: $2 million


Whip Whitaker, Airline Pilot: $86,080 a year

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde: $1 million

Elle Woods, Lawyer: $120,910 a year

Steve Carell on The Office: $175,000 an episode

Michael Scott, Regional Sales Manager: $131,490 a year

Tina Fey on 30 Rock: $300,000 an episode (during the last season)

Liz Lemon, Head Writer: $1 million a year

Zoe Kravitz on Big Little Lies: $3 million for season two

Bonnie Carlson, Yoga Instructor: $80,000 a year

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary: $3.5 million

Bridget Jones, Publishing Assistant: $25,000 a year

Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones franchise: $65 million a movie

Indiana Jones, Archaeologist: $62,410 a year


Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy: $20 million a year

Meredith Grey, Chief of General Surgery: $491,364 a year

Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler: $100,000

Robin Ramzinski, Professional Wrestler: $182,000 a year

Drew Barrymore on Santa Clarita Diet: $350,000 an episode

Sheila Hammond, Realtor: $50,300 a year

Ben Stiller in Zoolander: $2.5 million

Derek Zoolander, Top Male Model: $265,000- $1.5 million a year

Winona Ryder on Stranger Things: $350,000 an episode

Joyce Byers, Retail Clerk: $24,340 a year

Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: $7 million

Ron Burgundy, Broadcast News Analyst: $64,600 a year

Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $10 million

Cliff Booth, Stunt Double: $62,000-$250,000 a year

Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: $5 million

Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief at a fashion magazine: $2 million a year

Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49: $850,000

Jack Morrison, Firefighter: $49,620 a year

Melissa McCarthy in The Heat: $2.5 million

Shannon Mullins, Detective: $63,380 a year

Sterling K. Brown on This Is Us: $250,000 per episode

Randall Pearson, City Councilman: $129,000 a year

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: $20 million

Dr. Ryan Stone, Astronaut: $65,140 a year

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