How Much Money Does an Actress Make?

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According to, the median salary for an actress is $51,977 as of 2014. The salary of an actress can vary based on factors including industry and years of experience.

According to Career Dimensions, Inc., beginning actresses' salaries are usually very low, with a median annual salary of only $35,000, as of 2006. This low salary is due to the limited amount of work available for beginning actresses. Because of the low pay, some actresses work additional part-time jobs. Only 10 percent of successful actresses make an annual salary of $100,000 per year or higher. Actresses who get paid a daily rate earned a minimum of $800 per day.