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‘Stranger Things’ child stars earn 643% above the average American salary. [REPORT]

It is certainly no secret — Hollywood actors make far more money than the average American. And now, even child actors are making more than their adult counterparts in popular series and films. But exactly how much more are we talking?

Check out the full report here:


To celebrate the premiere of Stranger Things Season 3, the team at conducted some number-crunching analyses to find out how much the Stranger Things kids make per hour (and even down to the minute) compared to the average American worker. How do you stack up in comparison…? Care to find out?

Stranger-Things-Cast-Season-3-Premiere (L-R) Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Noah Schnapp (Will)

Turns out, the average American worker would have to work 58 office hours to earn what Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven) makes in just one day on set. Wild!



Additional highlights include:

– Even the lowest-paid cast members (i.e. Max and Billy) make three times more in a single episode than the average American makes annually.
– The average salary in America is $47,060. That number pales in comparison to the highest-paid actors on Stranger Things (who are making $350,000 per episode and up to $2.8 million per season).
– Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) makes $66/minute or roughly $31,000/day — not bad for a 15-year-old. The average American worker will earn 40 cents per minute or roughly $181 dollars per day. That’s a 643% difference.
– Millie is the only Stranger Things kid to make as much as the adult cast members, but the other kids are certainly doing well for themselves. The actors who play Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Nancy, Jonathan, and Will each make $250,000 an episode — that’s $22,727 for a day on set, $2,820 per hour, and $47 a minute. Let us not forget, Noah Schnapp who plays Will is 14 years old…

Stranger Things Nancy, Eleven, Will, Lucas and Mike

Methodology: researched how much Netflix paid each actor for each season. (In the first two seasons, that figure was $30,000 an episode — not including a six-figure bonus following the show’s breakout success. For season 3, the cast negotiated salary bumps of up to $220,000 per episode.) Once we had those figures, we calculated the amount earned per episode, day, hour, and minute.