Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid TV actress for the fifth year in a row.

Sofia Vergara

Vergara brought in a reported $43 million this year before management fees and taxes, according to Forbes. The Colombian actress’s impressive haul for 2016 makes her the highest-paid TV actress – and actor for that matter. This marks the fifth time in so many years that Vergara has topped the list for TV actresses.

Vergara’s salary per episode of Modern Family has increased along that of leads Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. The group went from making $65,000 per episode to about $170,000 per episode to about $350,000 for the show’s upcoming eighth season. While that makes for a big paycheck for Vergara, it’s Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco who is the actress with the biggest TV deal for the year, making $1 million per episode.

Despite her larger salary, Cuoco’s yearly earnings are just $24.5 million, significantly less than Vergara’s. Vergara’s bigger income for 2016 is largely due to her endorsement and licensing deals, which include one with dandruff shampoo Head and Shoulders.


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Vergara is currently filming Modern Family‘s eighth season. “Just another day on set ???#modernfamily comming soon!!!” the actress captioned a photo on Instagram yesterday.

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