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Ahead of the July 4, 2019 premiere of Stranger Things, there was a lot of chatter about what could happen in the new season. We got some details about Hopper’s storyline, and fans had their own theories about characters like Billy. It was also reported that the show’s cast was getting a salary bump ahead of the third season, leading fans to wonder exactly how much their favorite actors were getting to appear in the hit Netflix show.
How much money does the Stranger Things cast make?
Winona Ryder & David Harbour
Part of the so-called “A Tier,” Ryder and Harbour get paid the most because they’ve been acting the longest. As Money.com reports, the two veteran actors get paid around $300,000-$350,000 per episode.
Millie Bobby Brown
Brown is in a unique position when it comes to her salary—she’s largely considered to be the show’s breakout star, and she’s considered to be part of the show’s A-Tier. Some outlets reported that she gets paid as much as Ryder and Harbour, but she hasn’t logged as much time in the business. Brown probably gets paid a little less than them, but a little more than the rest of the kids (she also negotiates her salary separately from the cast). Her salary is somewhere in the range of $250-350,000.
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Finn Wolfhard
The crew of teens are considered to be in the show’s B-Tier, and their season three pay raise means that they are now getting paid about $250,000 per episode, according to TV Line. They used to make $30,000 per episode.
Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton
The real-life couple are part of the show’s C-Tier, and they each get between $100,000 and $150,000 per episode.
While Money.com reports that Keery is also part of the C-Tier, which would put him at a salary between $100-150,000, he’s notably absent from the TV Line report. Additionally, Keery’s character, Steve, plays a very big part in season three, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a little more then Dyer and Heaton.
Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery
The two actors joined Stranger Things in season 2, and Fox Business reports that they both got paid $150,000 per episode.