Mark Harmon is one very rich man. It’s thought the popular star raked in a whopping $525,000 per episode of NCIS, and those numbers are even more impressive if we work by season. To work on 24 episodes of NCIS, which is roughly how many episodes each season was made up of, Harmon made an eye watering $12.6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Anyone considering a career change?
And with all that cash comes plenty of accolades, of course. In 2018, Harmon was reported to have pocketed a massive $19 million, which put him in eighth place on Forbes‘ list of Highest Paid TV Actors and Actresses. Just for a little comparison, Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” came in at the top spot after she earned $42.5 million.
But it hasn’t always been life on easy street for Harmon. Pam Dawber’s husband has revealed there were days pre-fame he would struggle when it came to cash, admitting to Forbes in 2014 that pursuing his acting career came with plenty of challenges, particularly financially. “When I first started working here or trying to work, I was just trying to get on a set. You go home and someone asks, ‘Why’d you do that role?’ I’d say, ‘Why’d I do that role? There was no choice… I wanted to pay the gas bill,'” he recalled.