NCIS season 18 is currently on its mid-season break in the USA before it returns with the remainder of its episodes. The show stars Mark Harmon as Agent Leroy Gibbs, the head of the crime-solving unit. However, some viewers might be curious to know how much Harmon is paid for the part.
Since NCIS began in 2003, Harmon has appeared in 18 seasons of the hit show.
Over this time fans have fallen in love with his character as the stern but loyal leader of the criminal team.
Harmon is also one of the few remaining original cast members and has starred in the most episodes out of all of his co-stars.
Given his clout on the programme, many will be left wondering if his salary reflects this as well.
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How much is Mark Harmon paid for NCIS?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Harmon is paid $525,000 (£380,000) per episode of NCIS.
This works out to about $12.6 million (£9.2 million) in a usual 24-episode season.
Of course, in recent years, there have been fewer episodes per outing so Harmon would have received slightly less.
According to the website, Harmon will also be paid for his producer credits and syndication royalties for NCIS.
This will boost his salary for the show as well because syndication means NCIS is the biggest crime drama series in the world.
Harmon came in at number five with an estimated $19 million (£13.9 million) earned during the year.
He was only beaten by the four leading actors in The Big Bang Theory: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.
No other NCIS actors made the top 10 list, which was also populated by stars from Modern Family and The Walking Dead.
However, given this was a few years ago, there may have been some changes since.
As a result of his earnings, Harmon’s net worth is estimated at $100 million (£73 million).
He is also thought to earn more than his fellow cast for his part on NCIS.
When Michael Weatherly still starred on NCIS as Tony DiNozzo, he was paid less than Harmon.
According to Cheatsheet, he made around $250,000 (£180,000) per episode for his role.
Current co-star Wilmer Walderrama earns about $100,000 (£73,000) for each episode of NCIS.
And while it is not known what she earns, current star Emily Wickersham is thought to have a net worth of around $6 million (£4.4 million).
NCIS season 18 returns on January 19 with a double-bill.