It is no doubt that Game of Thrones is the biggest television show of recent times, and the biggest hit in HBO's history. With the continuous gain of popularity and high ratings, we are expecting the actors of the show that have made it into the seventh season, to be get a big paycheck.
During Variety's 2017 salary survey - a "sampling of estimates" for the paychecks of TV's most notable stars - the outlet unveiled that Game of Thrones stars; Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Lena Headey equally make $500,000 per episode!
Which means that for a complete 13-episode season, they would make over $6 million. The list suggested that their income is the same as the amount Kevin Spacey brings in per episode of House of Cards, and slightly higher than what Claire Danes of Homeland makes per episode.
The estimate of per-episode in some cases includes "additional compensation for their work as producers or for their profit participation stakes," meaning that the dollar amount is not their actual salary per-episode as actors. However none of the Game of Thrones cast are listed as producers for the show, while Kevin Spacey and Claire Danes (by comparison) are both producers on their respective shows.
According to Wikipedia's List of highest paid American television stars, the five actors of Game of Thrones are fifth on the list (as all are equal). Charlie Sheen has the number one spot for his salary from Two and a Half Men, while second place is secured by Ray Romano for Everybody Loves Raymond, Kelsey Grammer in third for Frasier, and Tim Allen in the fourth place of the list for Home Improvement.
Following the five Game of Thrones Actors, three of the Big Bang Theory stars (equally) made it into the sixth position of the list of highest paid tv stars of America.