Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey, who portray Cersei and Jaime Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” make an astonishing amount per episode. Macall B. Polay/HBO

“Game of Thrones” is one of the most successful shows of all-time, and as a result, some of the series’ stars tend to make a nice paycheck for their work on the show.

The HBO juggernaut series has certainly pared down its cast over the seasons, with only a select few main characters still alive and set to grace the screen during part of the show’s final season. While their salaries may not have been as big when the series began, those numbers have seemingly increased substantially over the years.

Among the highest salaries reported for the series’ stars are the numbers that were recently reported with the news that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was being sued by his ex-manager. According to a report about the lawsuit by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor known for portraying Jaime Lannister made $942,857 for each of the seven episodes that aired during the shows seventh season. It’s reported his salary was bumped to $1,066,667 per episode for the upcoming eighth and final season.

In addition, Coster-Waldau has gotten $1.5 million as an advance on a share of the show’s profits, a $50,000 bonus when the show’s actors earned a nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble for the SAG Awards and $10,000 for the use of his likeness on “GOT” trading cards.

This is a big step up from what was reported for his salary, as well as that of his co-stars Lena Headey (who portrays his sister Cersei), Peter Dinklage (who portrays his brother Tyrion), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

In Variety’s 2017 report of the highest TV star salaries, all five stars were reported at making $500,000 per episode. It was unclear what fellow stars, like Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, who portray Sansa and Arya Stark, or other characters who have slightly smaller roles on the show, make.

Interestingly enough, the news about Coster-Waldau's earnings comes on the heels of former star Richard Madden, who portrayed Robb Stark for the first three seasons before his character was killed during the Red Wedding, revealing that he didn’t make all that much during his time as one of the show’s stars.

“People think I am [loaded] because of ‘Game of Thrones,’ but you know, when I signed up for that I was 22, with f—k all on my CV, so I was paid f—k all,” he told The Times UK.

The highly-anticipated final season of “Game of Thrones” will air in 2019, but a specific premiere date has not been set.