Shai reportedly bags a whopping $40,000 per episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Keep in mind this chica is only 20 years old! Sure beats an afterschool shift at the Shake Shack.
But considering Shailene is the leading lady of the most popular teenage TV series around, we'd say every penny was worth it.
It's unclear if her recent rise to the Hollywood elite affected her salary, since she likely negotiated her contract before The Descendents hit big.
Who else is bringing home the big bucks? Like Shailene, the fangtastic Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries earns $40,000 per eppy.
Meanwhile Ashley Tisdale rakes in $30,000 an episode as cutiepie cheerleader Savannah Monroe on Hellcats. With sweet paychecks like that, maybe it's time to invest in some acting lessons and star in a TV show of our own ...
Sources: TV Guide