The biggest Hollywood salaries in 2016 — from movie stars to personal assistants

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Dwayne Johnson.
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Hollywood can be a deceiving place.

From the outside, you’d think that someone with major exposure would also be raking in the dough.

But it’s not until you look at their checkbook that you really get an idea of what they’re actually earning.

The Hollywood Reporter has released the top salaries of 2016, and from movie star (yes, it’s The Rock), to show runner, to craft services, they have revealed who is actually making top dollar in their field.

Check out who are the biggest earners below:


Movie Star: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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HBO

Salary: $19 million

2016 project: “Jumanji”


Director: Christopher Nolan

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Salary: $20 million

2016 project: “Dunkirk”

Nolan will also earn 20% box-office gross of “Dunkirk.”


Producer: Scott Rudin

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Salary: $2.5 million upfront, plus a percentage of box office.


TV Star: Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons

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Salary: $1 million an episode for each

2016 project: “The Big Bang Theory”


Digital Star: Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie)

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YouTube

Salary: $15 million

2016 projects: “Scare PewDiePie,” personal YouTube channel


Screenwriter: Simon Kinberg

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Salary: $8 million, plus $350,000 a week on rewrites.

2016 projects: “X-Men: Apocalypse”


Newscaster: Matt Lauer

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Salary: $25 million

2016 project: “Today Show”

Newscaster runners-up:

Bill O’Reilly (“The O’Reilly Factor”) – $20 million Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) – $18 million Megyn Kelly (“The Kelly File”) – $10 million


Studio Chief: Stacey Snider

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Stacey Snider.
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Charley Gallay/Getty

Salary (estimate): $5 million*

*The above figure is the base salary of studio chiefs like Disney’s Alan Horn, Fox’s Stacey Snider, and Sony’s Tom Rothman. Stocks and bonuses can easily double or triple compensation, but those are tied in part to box-office performance.


CEO: Leslie Moonves (CBS)

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Salary: $56.8 million


Show runner: Vince Gilligan

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Getty

Salary: $50,000 an episode

2016 project: “Better Call Saul”


Agent: WME-IMG’s Ari Emanuel and CAA’s Richard Lovett

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Ari Emanuel.
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Salary: $10 million +


Craft Services:

Salary: $65,000 ($38.26 an hour, assumes a 40-hour workweek with no overtime during the course of a 10-month working year).


Top earners in other jobs …

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Anne Hathaway playing an assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada.”
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20th Century Fox

Animator: $105,000 a yearAssistant: $30,000 a yearBoom Operator: $80,000 a year ($47 an hour) Makeup Artist: $79,500 a year ($46.22 an hour)

For a deeper dive, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter >>