Miley: No Wonder You Quit 'Hannah!' You're Getting Paid Peanuts Compared to That Kid from 'Two & a Half Men!'

Mon, May 10, 2010 10:23am EDT by 20 Comments

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Sure, Miley Cyrus makes a mint for being a pop princess/actress — but your salary for Hannah Montana is just a tiny fraction of what 16-year-old Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones makes!

If I got paid $15,000 for work on one episode of a TV show, I’d consider myself the luckiest person on the planet! But when it comes to the cut-throat world of child/teen TV acting … $15,000 isn’t exactly the big bucks. When I discovered popstar Miley Cyrus quit her Disney gig Hannah Montana after four years I was shocked! But today I think I’ve figured out what made it so easy for Miley to leave Hannah and her blonde wig behind … Miley makes $15,000 an episode! Ok, ok: It’s a ton of money BUT Miley makes five times that amount in a single concert!

Here’s the kicker — according to the New York PostAngus T. Jones, 16, the star of CBS’ hit series Two and a Half Men, makes $250,000 an episode! What?! I guarantee more people know who Miley is than Angus — she’s a household name! So why is Disney paying Miley $235,000 less than what CBS is shelling out to Angus? It’s not like Disney can’t afford it — they pay Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez, $25,000 and they pay each of the Suite Life stars, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, $20,000!

It seems like everyone is making more than Miley! But Hollywood agent Jackie Lewis says even $25,000 ends up not being that much. “10 percent goes to the agent and 10-15 percent goes to the manager and 15 percent goes to the Coogan Account (a trust fund account established by the State of California for underage actors),” she says. “So even if a kid is making $25,000 a week, he or she may see only 30 to 40 percent of that money.”

-Chloe Melas

Check out what kind of cash these teen TV stars are making PER EPISODE!

  • Angus T. Jones, 16, stars alongside Charlie Sheen in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men and makes $250,000
  • Miranda Cosgrove, 16, makes $180,000 for her role in Nickelodeon’s hit show iCarly
  • Selena Gomez, 17, plays Alex Russo on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place and rakes in $25,000
  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse 17, each make $20,000 for their roles on Disney’s The Suite Life
  • Keke Palmer, 16, makes $20,000 for each episode of Nickelodeon’s True Jackson
  • Miley Cyrus, 17, $15,000 per episode of Disney’s Hannah Montana
  • Rico Rodriguez, 11, $15,000 for his role on ABC’s Modern Family
  • Demi Lovato, 17, makes $12,000 for her role as Sonny Monroe, on Sonny With A Chance
  • Victoria Justice, 17, $12,000 for each episode of Victorious
  • Atticus Shaffer, 11, makes $12,000 for his role on ABC’s The Middle

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Jay

Posted at 3:05 PM on July 24, 2011  

You get what you pay for…Angus did not start out making $250k per episode, neither did the Jersey Shore cast…but year after year as the audience became bigger & bigger and the fans were invested in the cast, the stars could ask for more…c’mon, miley? please! Disney Channel can only market to kids, not many adults watch the Disney channel, they do not get as much $$ for advertising as ABC…when was the last time you saw a Disney show in the top 10 of Prime-Time ratings??!!? Adults do not want to see miley act, let alone sing! She gets paid what she deserves…if she can sell out a concert to kids who like her & scream so loud they cannot hear her voice…miley?

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energyrepublic@hotmail.com

Posted at 2:43 AM on February 25, 2011  

what about will wheaton from star trek,
he only made like 5 g’s an episode and
that shi…at waz cool fool …

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amanda

Posted at 6:44 AM on June 30, 2010  

i love miley she is my role modle

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amanda

Posted at 6:42 AM on June 30, 2010  

you are grate i think you need to get jls involved

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QQ More

Posted at 12:58 PM on June 2, 2010  

this kid angus, tbh $250,000 i can’t belive that,
this scenes what he’s doing, they are totally of BS.
When I’m looking at it, it makes persons go -rage, and hate him like hell, and rebecca btw, you should srsly Su.

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Mr.Hippy

Posted at 6:22 AM on June 2, 2010  

angus t noob is like a retarded kid, and he dosen’t derserves even 2 bucks, what? 2 bucks. no even not 1
All Ppl said, that he’s so funny, but wth i dont see any funny scene what-so-ever.
Thats not even funny, but i gotta type xDD, because its so sad, this guy is just a SOAB..,.

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lolly pop lilly

Posted at 2:02 PM on May 20, 2010  

how is people doing on hollywood life

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sabrina

Posted at 1:54 PM on May 20, 2010  

miley cyrus is so cool

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mfan

Posted at 11:43 PM on May 10, 2010  

The New York Post must have been fed that story by Nickelodeon. We’ve always heard through multiple sources that Miley started out at $100,000 per episode, and that’s about what Selena Gomez makes too. The Miranda Cosgrove number might be accurate as inflation is raising salaries, and her show is very successful.

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cloe

Posted at 3:05 PM on May 10, 2010  

Angus deserves EVERY dime of that money. He is HYSTERICAL and truly my favorite on the show. If he’s not featured in a particular weeks’ storyline, my husband and I both are bummed and missing Jake. LOL

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get real

Posted at 4:10 PM on May 10, 2010  

You have to be joking. Nobody deserves that kind of money for one days work. Even saints, doctors,and scientists who cure diseases Let alone some snot nose brat for memorizing a few lines. I think our Police Fire and emergency workers would deserve it more.

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get really real

Posted at 11:50 PM on May 10, 2010  

You get compensated based on how much you do for others. A policeman, fireman, or emergency worker can only help so many people in one week, whereas an entertainer on television helps literally millions of people relax and have a good time after a hard day of emergency services.

 
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Kristin

Posted at 1:13 PM on May 11, 2010  

Yes it helps them relax from their heart attacks while they have no medical insurance and the hospital refuses to help them (to an extent) could you please live in reality for a second?

 
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Jay

Posted at 3:18 PM on July 24, 2011  

If they do not deserve it, they why are they getting paid it? Tax payers pay teachers & firefighters & police and military, we pay for them, but raise taxes to pay them more, yeah, I doubt anyone is willing to do that…actors get paid from the money taken in from advertisers…we spend SO MUCH money on sponsors that are able to pay more money to the networks that allows more money to be paid to actors of hit shows…Miley should have worked for one of the bigger networks, but truthfully, most adults would have turned her off.

 
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rebecca

Posted at 10:53 AM on May 10, 2010  

shes soooooooooooooooo selfish!!!!!! i mean really!omg daddy i only make 15,ooo a show omg how is that gonna pay for my 500,000 Gucci dress. When i was little i used to look up to her now i know shes just so selfish! Its not enough for her to be getting payed 15,000 a show! She also went to work and made families and little kids laugh but no 15,000 is not enough oh buhuuuu! Watch without the little kids after her shes nothing!!! Nobody likes her anymore! Her movie the last song couldn’t suck less her new video cant be tamed sounds like something i would puke up! nothing like her old stuff! OMG miley im sorry you only made 15,000 a show to make little kids happy!

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Jake

Posted at 11:32 AM on May 10, 2010  

Your such an idiot. Did she say anything about her pay? I don’t think so. So you don’t know if this is true or not. Therefore shut up next time.

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Jackson

Posted at 4:06 PM on May 10, 2010  

Shut up Rebecca, you jealous little whore. Just because your fugly doesn’t mean you have to be a bitch.

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lolly pop lilly

Posted at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2010  

who is jackson

 
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Mr.Hippy

Posted at 6:21 AM on June 2, 2010  

angus t noob is like a retarded kid, and he dosen’t derserves even 2 bucks, what? 2 bucks. no even not 1
All Ppl said, that he’s so funny, but wth i dont see any funny scene what-so-ever.
Thats not even funny, but i gotta type xDD, because its so sad, this guy is just a SOAB…

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Jay

Posted at 3:11 PM on July 24, 2011  

Rebecca, what about the comments here…especially the one that says Miley is her role model…oh sorry, “role modle” please…THAT is quite a statement!! Poor child! …I hope it is a child and not an adult!

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