The Price of Don Draper: Jon Hamm to Make $250,000 per 'Mad Men' Episode

By Eleanor Barkhorn

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will continue playing troubled advertising executive Don Draper for three more seasons, thanks to a new contract he just signed. The announcement comes two months after show creator Matthew Weiner agreed to three more seasons of the show as well.

The New York Times reports that Hamm's new contract also comes with a salary increase:

No official terms were disclosed, but Variety reported that the deal includes a substantial raise for the coming season, and that Mr. Hamm would be making $250,000 an episode by the last year of the agreement. That would rank him among the highest paid stars in television.

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