TV Query: How much money do ‘Game of Thrones’ actors make per episode?

Like the episodes themselves, HBO keeps the “Game of Thrones” salaries under wraps, so no one knows the exact amount the each actor makes per episode.

However, Deadline recently reported the main cast (Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) have renegotiated their salaries for the upcoming seventh and eighth seasons. Both seasons will see the main cast pulling in over $500,000 per episode, which is an impressive amount of money even if the seasons receive the rumored shorter episode counts.

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As for fan-favorites like Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Alfie Allen, who have been part of the original cast since the beginning but still fall into the “second tier” of actors, even less is known about their income per episode.

Currently, The Hollywood Reporter claims these other actors are still in negotiations for final Season 7 and Season 8 salaries, and the news of their co-stars’ gargantuan raises can only help their cause.

Turner and Williams were rumored to have received similarly hefty raises the last time contracts were up, likely putting them somewhere around $100,000 per episode. If this latest pay raise matches the rate of increase of their older co-workers, the two young stars will be making over $250,000 per episode in the last two seasons.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”