Chicago Fire has a roster of proven actors. They have given life to the show over the course of its eleven seasons, and they’ve been compensated for their efforts (and their ability to do terrifying stunts) with an impressive salary.
Unfortunately, salaries have become more of a contentious point for the show, and the rest of the One Chicago franchise, moving into 2024. NBC has renewed all three shows, but announced that it will be asking writers to limit the number of appearances by supporting characters, so that the budgets for each episode will be smaller.
All this salary talk got us wondering about the Chicago Fire cast members, and which one of them earns the most from the show. We can confirm it’s the actor you thought it’d be…
What is Taylor Kinney’s salary on Chicago Fire?
Taylor Kinney is the highest-paid actor on Chicago Fire. It’s fitting, given that he’s appeared in more episodes than nearly anybody else, and has served as the stealth protagonist of the whole series (along with Jesse Spencer’s Casey). Meaww reports that Kinney has a net worth of $8 million, and most of it comes from his Chicago Fire salary. He makes an estimated $24K per episode.
Kinney is in a complicated situation with the show. He announced his leave of absence during last season, and while he’s said nothing about leaving the show for good, he’s also been quiet about when he plans to return.
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He’s popped up sporadically on social media, but there’s little to suggest that he will be present for the season 12 premiere. The specific details regarding his contract, or his plans for renegotiation, are also unclear.
Kinney’s situation is complicated further by the actors strike. It’s unclear when the strike will be resolved, but it’s very possible that it will stretch into the fall, resulting in the entire show being delayed until 2024.
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