Highest Paid Stranger Things Actors: Season 1 vs Season 4 Salary

Date:  June 9, 2022

Stranger Things season 1 premiered on Netflix in 2016 and instantly became a worldwide sensation. The series became one of the most-watched shows on Netflix and its popularity intact. When season 4 volume 1 premiered in May 2022, it broke Netflix’s record for the biggest premiere weekend ever. As per Deadline 4th season clocked 286.79 million viewing hours.

Needless to say that the series has made its cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Sadie Sink mega stars. The fandom has grown massively over the years.

As announced by Netflix, Stranger Things will end with season 5. The cast members of the show have earned some serious money from the series.

Let's take a look at Stranger Things cast salaries.

1. Winona Ryder:  $100,000 in Season 1, $350,000 in Season 4

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Winona Ryder was one of the major Hollywood stars in the 1990s. She has featured in many big films and has received two Oscar nominations. Winona made a comeback with Stranger Things. For the latest season, she was paid $350,000 per episode.


2. David Harbour:  $80,000 in Season 1, $350,000 in Season 4

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Just like his co-star Winona Ryder, he was also paid $350,000 per episode in season 4. Apart from Stranger Things, he has starred in recent films like Black Widow and Hellboy.


3. Millie Bobby Brown:  $20,000 in Season 1, $300,000 in Season 4

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Millie Bobby Brown was paid $20,000 each episode in the first season of Stranger Things. After the massive success of the show, the amount was increased to $300,000 for the third and the fourth season. Her contract also said that if there is a sequel (which has reportedly been in the works), she would be paid at least $7.5 million.


4. Finn Wolfhard:  $20,000 in Season 1, $250,000 in Season 4


Finn Wolfhard was paid $20,000 each episode in season 1. His pay has been increased to $250,000 in season 4. He has also played major roles in films including two parts of IT.


5. Noah Schnapp:  $20,000 in Season 1, $250,000 in Season 4

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In the fourth season, Schnapp earned $250,000 per episode. Apart from acting Schnapp launched To Be Honest (TBH), a sustainability-focused snacking company in 2021.


6. Gaten Matarazzo:  $20,000 in Season 1: $250,000 in Season 4

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Matarazzo earned $20,000 per episode in season 1. His salary was increased to $250,000 for the fourth season.


7. Caleb McLaughlin:  $20,000 in Season 1: $250,000 in Season 4

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Just like his other young co-stars, Caleb was also paid $20,000 per episode in season 1 which was later increased to $300,000 per episode.


8. Sadie Sink:  $150,000 per episode in Season 4

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Sadie Sink made her Stranger Things debut in season 2. She is being paid $150,000 per episode for the fourth season.


9. Joe Keery:  $150,000 per episode in Season 4

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Joe Keery who plays the much-loved character Steve earns about $150,000 per episode in season 4. He was also featured in the Ryan Reynolds sci-fi comedy film Free Guy.


10. Charlie Heaton:  $150,000 per episode in Season 4

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Charlie Heaton along with Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery come under the C Tier actors list. Charlie Heaton gets paid $150,000 every episode of Stranger Things.


11. Natalia Dyer:  $150,000 per episode in Season 4

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Her salary for the first season has not been revealed. Just like his boyfriend Charlie Heaton, Natalia also earns $150,000 per episode in season 4.


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