Mark Harmon makes $525,000, plus a profit percentage, for his leading role on "NCIS." Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly make $175,000 per episode for their roles on the show.
Mark Harmon's contract was updated to its current status when "NCIS" was renewed for an 11th season in 2013. Harmon's salary made him the highest-paid drama actor on television at the time of his signing, behind Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer for their roles on "Two and a Half Men." Harmon became the highest paid actor on television in 2015, when "Two and a Half Men" concluded its 12-season run. In addition to his acting salary, Harmon receives residual payments as an executive producer of "NCIS."