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'The Office' finally paying off... quite literally

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We hear that NBC/Universal quietly boosted the pay of several stars on The Office recently. Popular stars like John Krasinki (Jim Halpert) and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly), who started off earning salaries in the neighborhood of $20K per episode, are now earning closer to $100K per episode, according to one source familiar with the negotiations. Star Steve Carell earned his first raise back in season two by jumping to a reported $175K per episode. An NBC/Universal spokesman declined comment.