It’s safe to say Sarah Hyland has made a pretty penny or two from “Modern Family.” While Hyland played a teen on the show, it was her first adult job, having landed the role of Haley Dunphy at age 18 right after moving to Hollywood. She recalled to Teen Vogue, “I gave myself two months to book a job. One month later I was cast on ‘Modern Family.’” As one of the “kids” on the show, Hyland’s salary started somewhere between $15,000–$25,000 an episode, per Cosmopolitan, before she and the other younger cast members negotiated pay raises in 2012. According to Deadline, their per-episode salaries were upped to $70,000.
“Modern Family” was a massive hit pretty much right away, and Hyland never took the show’s success for granted. As she said in Complex, “An actor always hopes, but it was definitely a spectacular surprise.” Things seemed to only get better from there too, since in 2017, she and her TV siblings got another raise. Per Deadline, that increase kicked their salaries past the $100,000 mark, with Celebrity Net Worth listing Hyland’s at $130,000 per episode.
Even though the show has since ended, Hyland appears to be very happy with how things turned out. As she said in Glamour, “When I signed on for the pilot, though, I never could have predicted we’d be on the air for 11 years … let alone become a huge success.”