Blue Bloods has a stacked cast. Part of the show’s appeal is in getting to see established names like Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Tom Selleck share the screen, and bring their years of experience to the table during dramatic moments. The trade-off for getting such notable names of course, is that they command high salaries.
Blue Bloods has a pretty deep bench in terms of its main and supporting casts, so we thought it’d be interesting to go through and determine how much each actor makes, and which actor actually earns the most per episode.
What is the Blue Bloods cast salary per episode?
Let’s start with Will Estes, who plays Jamie Regan. According to The Things, the actor earns about $100K per episode, which is a salary that has increased substantially during his time on the show. This is the same amount that Estes’ co-star and onscreen sister, Bridget Moynahan, also makes per episode. $100K appears to be the magic number for most of the main cast, in fact, as it’s an amount shared by Vanessa Ray and Abigail Hawk.
Donnie Wahlberg is another actor whose salary per episode has gotten higher the longer the show has been on the air. Wahlberg, an established pop star and supporting actor before he took on the Danny Reagan, started out making $60K per episode, but is currently making an impressive $160K per episode. This makes perfect sense, given that he’s one of the most high profile cast members in the entire show. His salary also makes him the second highest-paid member of the cast.
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It should come as no surprise that Tom Selleck, the patriarch of the Reagan family, is the actor who takes home the biggest paycheck. Selleck is a TV legend who has carried shows like Magnum P.I. and Jesse Stone on his own, and his name helped to draw lots of viewers to Blue Bloods during its early years. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the veteran actor makes a staggering $200K per episode. Given the success of the show, it’s tough to argue against Selleck being worth it.
It is worth noting that in order to get season 14 of Blue Bloods renewed, the main cast agreed to take pay cuts. Moynahan, Wahlberg and Selleck took a 25% pay cut, according to Country Living, which means that they will be making $75K, $120K and $150K per episode in 2024, respectively.
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