What Are the Average Salaries of Talk Show Hosts?


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The most popular talk show hosts in 2013 earned salaries ranging from $5 million to $47 million, but there is no set average. Talk show hosts' salaries are based on viewership and other factors.

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Judy Sheindlin, the host of popular daytime court show "Judge Judy," earned $47 million in 2013. Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" earned as much as $30 million and "Today" show host Matt Lauer earned up to $25 million.

Other talk show hosts who earned more than $10 million include Jay Leno, David Letterman, Kelly Ripa and Bill O'Reilly.

On the lower end of the spectrum, Queen Latifah, Robin Roberts and Rachel Maddow earned under $10 million.

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