How Do Canadian TV Salaries Compare to TV Salaries in the United States?


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Canadian TV salaries are generally lower than TV salaries in the United States due to the lack of major stars in Canadian television. However, Canadian TV salaries are still high-paying compared to many other jobs, as of 2015.

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In the United States, actors such as Johnny Galecki, Kelly Cuoco and Jim Parsons make over $300 thousand per episode, as their presence is a major draw to their show, "The Big Bang Theory." Canadian TV salaries are much lower, with median salaries ranging from $60 to $100 thousand per year. Some fields also pay more than others, with sports and news employees earning more than lifestyle and children's programming employees.

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