The young stars of Stranger Things are set for a major payrise when the Netflix sci-fi hit returns for its third series.

The teenage cast members will reportedly pocket at least $270,000 for each episode, up from $41,000 an episode in previous years.

Deadline Hollywood reports that 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the show's telekinetic heroine, could earn more than her co-stars, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp and Caleb McLaughlin.

All five young stars are understood to be looking at figures between $270,000 and $350,000 per episode, though their contracts are still being finalised.

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The show's adult stars, Winona Ryder and David Harbour, will still pull a larger wage than the younger cast members, at an estimated $400,000-$490,000 per episode.

This would mean all seven of the main cast members will take over $2.2 million over the course of the eight-episode series.

It may be a hefty sum, but it's still far less than the salaries being offered to the stars of HBO's Game of Thrones: last year, it was widely reported that the fantasy drama's five main players would make $3.9 million an episode, in the biggest pay-per-episode deal in TV history.