It was reported back in 2017 that the kids earned around $30k per episode on the first two seasons of the show, but thanks to contract renegotiations going into the third season, the cast are about to earn nearly 1000x more than they were already getting. And the child stars of Stranger Things are also getting a sweet deal, reportedly being bumped up to as much as $150,000-$250,000 per episode. The teen stars reportedly earned about $30,000 per episode for the first two seasons of Stranger Things.
Still, the adult leads Ryder and Harbour are expected to make the most. Its cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Cara Buono, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, and Brett Gelman.
Deadline reports that the cast of Stranger Things have been given major salary increases before the third season. Creators the Duffer Brothers have confirmed that the series likely won't go past a fourth season.
The Tier C consists of teenage actors Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Joe Keery, and they will be pocketing a sum of United States dollars 150,000 per episode.
Though, there is one actress whose salary remains a mystery to all - that of break-out star Millie Bobby Brown.
In addition to the cast's hefty new paychecks, Deadline reported that Netflix has also signed several new licensing deals for "Stranger Things"-themed merchandise".
The reason for the long wait between seasons is rather simple- this is a show that takes an extremely long time to film, and then because of the special effects a good bit of time in post-production.
Because time can't stop with these growing young stars, the third season of Stranger Things is set to jump ahead a year, landing the characters in the year 1985.