I hear that the two actors renegotiated separately their deals with White Collar producer Fox TV Studios, each receiving a significant salary bump in return for adding an extra year to their current contracts for the show.
The new paychecks are each said to be in the $80,000-$100,000 per episode range, with Bomer (who plays the show’s central character, con man Neal Caffrey) getting slightly more.
The two actors’ previous salaries were in the $50,000/episode range.
Renegotiating actors’ deals, trading higher compensation for an additional year to their contracts, is common practice after the second season of successful series.
White Collar premieres its third season on June 7.