The amount of money commercial actors make can vary greatly depending on various factors such as their level of experience, the type of commercial, the length and complexity of the ad, and the platform on which it is aired.
As of December 2, 2023, the average hourly pay for a commercial actor in the United States is $27.36 per hour. However, it’s important to note that this is just an average and individual rates can vary significantly.
For commercials made exclusively for the internet, principal actors typically receive a flat fee. According to recent data, the current flat fee for internet commercials that run for more than eight weeks is $1,007.54, or $2,518.84 if the commercials continue to air.
It’s worth mentioning that these figures may not apply universally and can differ based on factors such as the actor’s popularity, reputation, and bargaining power. Top-tier commercial actors often negotiate higher fees due to their recognition and demand.
In India, the payment structure for commercial actors can be different. Popular Bollywood actors can charge anywhere from ₹3-10 crores (INR) for a single commercial. Again, these rates can vary depending on the actor’s popularity and the brand they are endorsing.
It’s important to keep in mind that commercial acting can be a competitive field, and not all actors may secure consistent commercial work. Additionally, rates can vary depending on the region, market, and specific circumstances of each job.