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How Much Does America Ferrera Make From an Episode of 'Superstore'?

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By Megan Prevost

America Ferrera has been a staple of the show Superstore ever since it first aired. Her character Amy Sosa is important to the main cast, and the show won't be the same without her.

Superstore has followed Amy's storyline since the beginning, bringing her from floor manager to store manager within four seasons.

Her relationship with Jonah has also been a key point in the show, as their banter and chemistry is fun to watch. With Ferrera leaving the show, many fans are wondering how they'll carry on without her.

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Why is America Ferrera Leaving 'Superstore'?

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Ferrera posted a farewell message on her Instagram. The message read,

"The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller. I’m so grateful to my partners at NBC and Universal Television for the support and belief they have always placed in the show, and I’m most thankful to the brilliant Justin Spitzer for creating the funny, smart and relevant world of Superstore and inviting me to be a part of it. As I start the next chapter for my family and career, I wish only the best, and much continued success, to my beloved Superstore family.”

Lauren Ash is Equally Sad About Her Departure

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Ash posted an equally sentimental message on Instagram. Hers said,

"Well, huge day for Superstore. Where to even begin? The cast started this journey as strangers and quickly became family. The idea that one of our family members isn’t going to be around anymore after 5 years, well, that’s tough for me to accept. Cause the thing is, as Dina and Amy’s friendship grew, so did Lauren and America’s. It’s not gonna be the same without her. But, Superstore has always done an amazing job of reflecting real life situations and challenges. And these kinds of things are a part of life. People we love have to move away or move on all the time. And it sucks. And it’s heartbreaking. But it’s a real part of life. And I don’t know of any show better to tackle what that’s like, than ours. @americaferrera, I love you. I value every laugh and dance and song break we’ve shared. You’re my family for life. I know you are going to continue to be a force of nature in all you do, both professionally and personally. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Like I always tell people, I want to be you when I grow up. Rizzoli and Isles forever, my love.”

How Much Does America Ferrera Make?

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Back in 2016, Variety published a list of the top paid actors in TV shows and how much they were making at the time. The list showed comedy, drama, and reality series pay.

Ferrera made that list with a per episode paycheck of 125,000 dollars. That's a lot of money for just one episode of TV. If you think about it, they air around 20 episodes each season. That means she makes about 2.5 million dollars a year from working on the show.

What About her Pay in 2019?

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As the reported 125,000 dollars per episode was from Variety's list in 2016, she must be making more by now, right?

In the same list published by Variety in 2019, showing the highest paid actors and actresses, Ferrera didn't make the cut. Maybe they didn't want to include all the same people from the previous list, or maybe she makes the same amount, but everyone else in the TV industry is making more now.

Either way, America Ferrera will be leaving Superstore after season five.

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