$ 480,000 (USD) per EPISODE. One season has 24 episodes. So, you do the math.
Apparently it pays much more to be physician on TV than to be a real physician. Hugh Laurie, the British actor who plays Dr. House is an infectious disease specialist and a genius diagnostician.
$ 480,000!!??? Even an infectious disease specialist in the US is not guaranteed to make half that amount per year!!
Is Hugh Laurie a doctor? No he’s a comedian, actor and writer.
Maybe I should play doctor instead of being a real one 😉