The list, released Wednesday, has Vergara taking in $43 million before management fees and taxes which, according to Forbes, is the highest any television actor made in 2016.
The 44-year-old's big payday stretches beyond money made off of Modern Family as it also includes her lucrative endorsement and licensing deals for products such as Head & Shoulders and CoverGirl.
Last year Vergara was tied for first with The Big Bang Theory star Cuoco who now resides in second place having earned $24.5 million, mostly for her role on the long-running sitcom as Penny. Notably, Cuoco has the biggest TV contract for an actress earning $1 million per episode.
Rounding out the rest of the top five is Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project with $15 million, Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit with $14.5 million and Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy who also earned $14.5 million.
Collectively, the Top 15 list, which also includes stars Kerry Washington, Stana Katic and Priyanka Chopra among others, brought in a combined $208.5 million which is up from the combined total of $165 million from last year.