Kevin Spacey has also been cashing in for his role on a Netflix series. He rakes in $500,000 per episode for playing President Frank Underwood on "House of Cards." Only one male actor in a drama earns more, according to Variety's rankings: "NCIS" cast member Mark Harmon at $525,000 per episode.
Several stars of HBO's "Game of Thrones" make $500,000 per episode: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
On the comedy side, "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki each earn $1 million per episode.
"Judge Judy" Sheindlin leads Variety's list of reality TV, late-night and news hosts, pulling in an estimated $47 million per year.
Variety's calculations do not include money from merchandising and other deals.