TV's Highest-Paid Kiddie Actors

Shockingly, Hannah Montana is not No. 1

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 10, 2010 11:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Think Miley Cyrus is the highest-paid child actor on TV? Not even close. Angus T. Jones, the 16-year-old “half” of Two and a Half Men, makes $250,000 an episode. Miley doesn't even crack the top five. The New York Post lists the top 10:

  1. Miranda Cosgrove, 16: $180,000 per episode for iCarly.
  2. Selena Gomez, 17: $25,000 per episode for Wizards of Waverly Place.

  1. Dylan and Cole Sprouse, 17: $20,000 each per episode for The Suite Life.
  2. Keke Palmer, 16: $20,000 per episode for True Jackson.
  3. Miley Cyrus, 17: $15,000 a pop for Hannah Montana. But don’t feel too bad for her—she makes five times that much for one concert, and an industry source says she’s “worth a billion.”
For the full list, which includes just one Modern Family kiddie actor, click here.

Angus T. Jones, 16: Makes $250,000 an episode for Two and a Half Men.
Angus T. Jones, 16: Makes $250,000 an episode for Two and a Half Men.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Miranda Cosgrove, 16: Makes $180,000 per episode for iCarly.
Miranda Cosgrove, 16: Makes $180,000 per episode for iCarly.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Selena Gomez, 17: Makes $25,000 per episode for Wizards of Waverly Place.
Selena Gomez, 17: Makes $25,000 per episode for Wizards of Waverly Place.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, 17: Make $20,000 each per episode for The Suite Life.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, 17: Make $20,000 each per episode for The Suite Life.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Keke Palmer, 16: Makes $20,000 per episode for True Jackson.
Keke Palmer, 16: Makes $20,000 per episode for True Jackson.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Miley Cyrus, 17: Finally makes it onto the list at $15,000 a pop for Hannah Montana. But don’t feel too bad for her—she makes five times that much for one concert.
Miley Cyrus, 17: Finally makes it onto the list at $15,000 a pop for Hannah Montana. But don’t feel too bad for her—she makes five times that much for one concert.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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