According to The New York Times, Baldwin only gets paid $1,400 per SNL appearance, which is peanuts compared to the estimated $500,000 each cast member makes per season of the legendary sketch comedy show (not that Baldwin needs the cash).
Alec Baldwin also told the Times exactly how long to it takes for him to transform into Donald Trump and that is another shockingly low number: seven minutes. Of course, playing the role of reality-star-turned-President-of-the-United-States goes beyond being dusted with orange makeup and wearing a wig that looks like it was fashioned out of Easter basket grass.
"I see a guy who seems to pause and dig for the more precise and better language he wants to use, and never finds it," Baldwin told the Times. "It’s the same dish — it’s a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again."