ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

There are few pleasures for an avid TV watcher and comedy lover like myself greater than finding a sitcom and watching the whole thing in what is likely an embarrassing amount of time. For making us laugh, relating to us, and generally being totally binge-worthy, these funny women are all extremely deserving of their hefty paychecks!

While some shows refrain from sharing such information, here are thirteen funny women with some of the highest salary per episode rates, and the nine shows that made it all happen:

9. Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project

Current salary: $140,000 per episode (includes producer salary)

8. Amy Poehler, Parks and Rec

Ending salary: $200,000 per episode

7. Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Ending salary: $300,000 per episode

6. Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan, How I Met Your Mother

Ending salary: $340,000 per episode

5. Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Current salary: $325,000 per episode

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seinfeld

Ending salary: $600,000 per episode

3. Helen Hunt, Mad About You

Ending salary: $1 million per episode

2. Kaley Cuoco, Big Bang Theory

Current salary: $1 million per episode

1. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow, Friends

Ending salary: $1 million per episode

Even if their high salaries might be pretty absurd by normal, everyday standards, this is Hollywood we're talking about. Besides, what would I do without these shows to add some levity to my otherwise boring, non-famous person life?


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