I have done some research for a question similar to this (but fundamentally different from it) on SF&F, but I couldn't come up with any specific numbers.

The Screen Actors Guild requires that actors be paid for their time, and the rates depend on:

  • Whether the part includes lines

  • How many days the actor is on set

  • Whether the actor is prominent in his or her scenes

And a number of other factors.

Stan Lee appears in most MCU films, usually speaking a line or two, and always in a prominent place onscreen. I'm not sure whether he's an SAG member.

Do we know how much he is paid for these cameos, assuming (as it seems safe to do) that he is paid at all?

If such information is unavailable, can we hypothesize about how much a person should make in roles along these?

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    this has been asked and answered here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/18152/… Nov 20, 2015 at 4:35
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    @BamfTheNightAway - No, it hasn't, as my answer there shows. The questions are similar but different, as I said in this question.
    – Wad Cheber
    Nov 20, 2015 at 9:08
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    I don't see your answer or comments on SF&F Nov 20, 2015 at 12:24
  • @BamfTheNightAway - Derp. I should have mentioned that I answered it with my main account, Wad Cheber.
    – Wad Cheber
    Nov 20, 2015 at 21:05
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    Stan Lee is payed in No-Prizes....the same kind he used to give out. :) Oct 11, 2018 at 14:47

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According to CNN, Lee said,

I hate to admit this, but I do not share in the movie's profits. I just share in the interviews, in the glamour, in the people saying, "Wow, I love that movie, Stan" -- but I'm not a participant in the profits.

Also checkout around 6:58 of the video.

And his net worth is estimated to be anywhere from $50 to $200 million already.

And it is safe to say it's usually honorary but it is rumored that he is paid for the spoken part.

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    Hi! Welcome to Movies & TV! It'd be good if you can add the link to that interview.
    – A J
    May 28, 2019 at 6:11
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    Always remember to add your source of information, as I did with your answer just now.
    – Ankit Sharma
    May 28, 2019 at 6:20
  • @Aj Thank you. I couldn't find the exact source but I found this youtube.com/watch?v=u_29DHdH_ig Checkout around 6:58 of the video. He said it himself to Lary King. :)
    – uservs301
    May 28, 2019 at 6:24
  • @AnkitSharma I will. Thank you for reminding.
    – uservs301
    May 28, 2019 at 6:25
  • @uservs301 you can add youtube link in answers too they are also playable
    – Ankit Sharma
    May 28, 2019 at 6:26

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