5 cast members of the “Big Bang Theory” are offering to take pay cuts so that their two cast mates who came in later in the series, can receive the same rate as them. Variety Magazine is reporting that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch , who play Amy and Bernadette are only making 200 thousand dollars an episode, while the others rake in about a million dollars an episode.Variety states that the original 5, have agreed to take a 100 thousand dollar cut each so the girls can make more money.. Salary negotiations get underway next week. How sad is that ? I mean It’s admirable that the original 5 want to take pay cuts, but it’s sad that women are still not earning what we should no matter what the job. I would be happy with 200 thousand dollars a year..