Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki are next in line to receive higher salaries for their work on The Big Bang Theory after their co-stars, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, just inked new deals bringing them up from $20K and $30K an episode to around $60K.
The salary bumps will be quite higher for the show’s leads though. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are currently paid $125K and $75K per episode where as Parsons, Cuoco, and Galecki are currently pulling in 300K per episode. New negotiations seek to put the 3 stars above $500K an episode.
Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki took the famous Friends-like route of negotiating three years prior, but their current deals expire in the spring at the end of Big Bang‘s seventh season.
Seem like a lot of money? With The Big Bang Theory currently ranked as TV’s most watched comedy, we’re actually surprised it’s not more.