The Mick Carter actor makes a staggering £400,000 a year playing the pub landlord, which is nearly £100,000 more than the next highest earner.
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Steve McFadden, who stars as Walford hardman Phil Mitchell, only earns £310,000 according to the Daily Star , despite becoming the most widely recognised face of the soap.
This is also more than original cast member Adam Woodyatt, as he reportedly brings home £260,000 from his role as Ian Beale, which he has played since 1985.
Danny Dyer earns £400,000 playing Mick Carter
Steve McFadden is the next highest earner on £310,000
Ian would be gutted to hear Adam Woodyatt has a lower pay
The biggest female earner is June Brown, who is believed to be signing a huge contract to stay on EastEnders until at least March 2018.
Dot Branning never brought home a lot from her job at the launderette, but June has been offered £300,000 in her role as Albert Square's leading gossip.
A source revealed: "Bosses at the BBC like to open talks early so things don't go down to the wire.
June Brown has been offered a £300,000 deal
The laundrette worker would earn more than the chippy boss
"They realise June isn't getting any younger but she has intimated that she wants to carry on in the role as long as she feels able, so that is great news."
The two EastEnders stars making the most money are both currently off screen, as Mick was forced to fly out to see injured daughter Nancy in Bulgaria and Phil is still on holiday.
Danny Dyer was spotted arriving back on set this week after a temporary break from the soap to get his head together in January.
Mick was forced to leave for Bulgaria following Dyer's break in South Africa
Fans accused the exit of being rushed
The 39-year-old flew out to South Africa to recuperate from his exhausting work schedule and lifestyle, but is coming back to Elstree studio after more than a month away.
His £400,000 a year contract runs out in October, but the Canning Town-born actor has received his new scripts and will return to the Square.
EastEnders viewers mocked the show after his "laughable" exit a few weeks ago, which came amidst several developing plot lines for the Carter family.
* EastEnders continues on Monday on BBC One at 8.00pm.