This means:

  • most per episode in the TOS era?
  • most per episode in the TNG era (incl. DS9, Voyager and Enterprise)?
  • most for a TOS film?
  • most for a TNG film?
  • most for an Abrams-verse film?
  • most in the Nu-Trek era (Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Words)
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    VTC as too broad. while certainly related, asking for five distinctive answers within one is way too much.
    – phantom42
    Aug 5, 2015 at 15:35
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    Seriously folks, how is this 'too broad'. Too broad means the question can't have an answer because it's too general or far reaching. There is no problem here in determining what is asked. Would people consider it too broad if I split the TV from movies? Aug 5, 2015 at 16:51
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    I am going to reopen this question, as the answers seem perfectly reasonable in the question's current form. Nov 17, 2017 at 22:38
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    With all due respect everyone, this is preposterous. There is an answer right there that is reasonable in length that shows the question is not too broad. What exactly do people think too broad is for? It's for questions that's are too broad to be answered reasonably at all or within a reasonably sized response. Nov 19, 2017 at 5:30
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    @ThePopMachine - Ignoring the fact that it's a terrible answer, who the hell knows if bits of it are right or wrong. If some bits are wrong should we still upvote the bits that are right? Being broad is about having a single question and a single answer. This doesn't.
    – Valorum
    Nov 20, 2017 at 23:48

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It's going to be an effort to find all of these, so I'm just going to make this answer CW and let people fill in whatever they can find.

To start with, I found some basic information on salaries for the TNG-era cast in the TNG-era movies:

  • Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Patrick Stewart & Jonathan Frakes: $5 million
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Patrick Stewart: $9.5 million
  • Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Patrick Stewart: $13 million

For the Star Trek reboots, Chris Pine was paid $2 million for Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and supposedly promised $3.5 million if there was a sequel.

In addition, I know that for Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Nimoy ensured that DeForest Kelley got a $1 million salary, since they knew it would likely be his last film job ever. However, by that point, Shatner was reportedly earning $6 million per movie.

TV Salary information is a bit harder to come by (the studios don't share as much with investors etc.), but the best information I could find claims:

  • William Shatner made ~ $5,000 per episode for TOS (1966-1969)
  • Patrick Stewart made ~ $45,000 per episode for TNG (1987–1994)
  • Kate Mulgrew made ~ $60,000 per episode for VOY (1995–2001)
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    Adjusted for inflation, Shatner's $5,000 per episode above is only around $37,000 per episode in 2015 dollars. Source: usinflationcalculator.com Aug 5, 2015 at 16:58
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    [citation needed] Could you please include links to the sources where you found these salaries? Aug 5, 2015 at 17:35

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