How Much Is Ellen Pompeo Worth?

LOS ANGELES - JUN 13: Ellen Pompeo arrives for the WIF 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 13, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA.
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Most people know Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC’s longest-running scripted primetime show “Grey’s Anatomy.” But many people might not know that Ellen Pompeo’s net worth totals $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. While Grey’s Anatomy grossed the actress a $575,000-per-episode salary, Celebrity Net Worth reports, that’s not her only source of income.

  • Net worth: $80 million

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Ellen Pompeo’s Early Acting Career

According to IMDB, Pompeo made her big-screen, major studio acting debut in 2002 alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Moonlight Mile.” She also starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can” and in the hit comedy “Old School.”

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Earnings, Producer Credits and Royalties

After guest-starring in a “Law & Order” episode in 1996, Pompeo’s television career took off in 2005, with the actress earning approximately $200,000 per episode on “Grey’s Anatomy,” CheatSheet reports. By the 11th and 12th seasons, Celebrity Net Worth reports that she was making $300,000 per episode, which the studio bumped up to $350,000 per episode for the 13th and 14th seasons.

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The 15th season brought contract negotiations with a salary increase to $575,000 per episode, plus backend percentage points on syndication profits. This brings in an extra $6 million to $7 million per season.

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Pompeo’s Production Company

Pompeo’s production company, Calamity Jane, also brings in revenue for the entertainer. She earned a co-producer credit and salary for her work on the “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Station 19.”

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Net worth information is sourced from Celebrity Net Worth and accurate as of Feb. 24, 2021.

About the Author

Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing specialist who geeks out about finance, e-commerce, technology, and real estate. Her lengthy list of publishing credits include Bankrate, Lending Tree, and Chase Bank. She is the founder and owner of, a travel, technology, and entertainment website. She lives on Long Island, New York, with a veritable menagerie that includes 2 cats, a rambunctious kitten, and three lizards of varying sizes and personalities – plus her two kids and husband. Find her on Twitter, @DawnAllcot.

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