You think that's strange I just found out how much the SAG Afra people get paid on a daily basis and they are complaining about earning minimum wage.
Hiring actors from The Screen Actors Guild? Then you’re going to have to pay SAG rates. So we put together a simple guide to the SAG-AFTRA rates for 2024.www.wrapbook.com
Valid through 6/30/23:
I earn what they earn in a day that's a fortnight salary for me after tax.
- SAG Day Rate: $1,082 / Day
- SAG Three-Day Rate: $2,741 / 3 Day Period
- SAG Weekly Scale: $3,756 / Week
This is... a vast oversimplification of what's happening, and not accurate at all. The SAG is striking in support of the writer's guild, who *are* getting paid peanuts. The numbers for actors (which your article focused on) are all over the place. Acting isn't consistent work, and they have to pay a bunch in taxes and fees to lawyers, agents, managers, etc