The kids of Modern Family just got massive raises! The popular sitcom is sticking around for (at least) two more seasons — and is in turn giving all its actors substantial pay increases. Deadline recently revealed that young stars Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, and Rico Rodriguez will all earn at least $100,000 per episode during Seasons 9 and 10.
While their raises may sound like a lot, the foursome is nowhere near making the most money in the ensemble cast. The older co-stars secured salary increases from about $350,000 an episode in the most recent Season 8 to around $500,000 for Season 9.
The show's network, ABC, is in a position to give dramatic pay increases to the stars of the hit sitcom because of how successful it has been during its long TV run. So far, the series has won a total of 22 Emmy Awards and has received more than 75 Emmy nominations total. The children on the show all joined the cast when they were young and now have found themselves starring on a successful network comedy for almost a decade.
Modern Family's eighth season had 22 episodes and if Season 9 is the same length, that means Sarah, Ariel, Nolan, and Rico will earn roughly $2.2 million each for the next season. The six adult actors will be earning about $11 million each in Season 9, cementing their status as some of the most successful TV stars at the moment.
Sarah — who plays Haley Dunphy on the show — has been open about the effect the role has had on her career. She's also revealed that the cast has become so close over the years and really are a family.
"I’ve been in this industry for 20 years now and it took me 14 years to book a job like Modern Family," Sarah admitted to Nylon in 2015. "I will be forever grateful for that. I could never be tired of it though, because it’s the best cast in the world. Every actor who has been on a show as long as we have, or even longer, you love them with all of your heart. I really don’t know the show’s future but I can’t imagine my life without the show. It kind of makes me tear up because I don’t want to not see them on a day-to-day basis." So sweet — we can't wait to see what the show has in store next season!