How Much does Mathew Gray Gubler Make per Episode? 

A successful TV series is a sure way to get to the rich list, and the first seasons are usually the busiest due to this. When a show begins with a bang, people never seem to stop talking about it, and this translates to good news for those involved in its success. For more than 300 episodes, Matthew Gray Gubler acted as Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds and left a lasting impression on its audience. 

For many years, fans have been awed by Matthew Gray Gubler for his heartwarming acts on TV and his eccentric attribute. His rise to stardom came when he was new to acting, in 2005, when he acted as the young intellectual Dr. Spencer Reid in the blockbuster series Criminal Minds. For more than a decade, fans were glued to their screens watching him until the show was finalized in 2020. All through the 15 years, he appeared in Criminal Minds and stayed busy, appearing in movies like 500 Days of Summer, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Horse Girl. Apart from acting, he also wrote and directed various episodes in the hit series. In 2019, he released Rumple Buttercup, which quickly rose to a New York Times Bestseller. After a career that runs for almost 20 years, fans have always wondered how much the actor made per episode. 

The actor started his role as Spencer Reid in 2005, and while audiences had a variety to choose from, the series provided the uniqueness fans were always longing for. Within no time, fans were always anxious to see incoming episodes, making it a massive hit. Despite not having enough acting ex[erience, the actor took the role of Spencer Reid and made it his. For more than 300 episodes, he owned the role of Reid, and fans fell in love with his character. He could have left the cast at any time, but the actor passionately loved acting as Reid, and he ended up being around for a long time. When discussing the character, the actor said, “Reid makes the most of it, and so do I. It’s fun and quite an honor. He’s a Ph.D. in physics and mathematics, and nobody knows what the third one is, and I’m in no way scientifically minded. I think he’s way more analytical than I am.” Getting the role led to many changes to his life, and due to the show’s long-term success, he was able to make a lot of money. 

How Much He Received from the Show

So how much was the actor being paid while acting as Spencer Reid? Due to the show’s success, he managed to get six figures when it was at its prime. Like others who get a chance to feature in a popular series, Gubler was not making much during the initial episodes. Still, its popularity resulted in a sharp increase in his earnings with time. In 2012, it was announced that he would receive $100,000 for every episode. This was a nice pay rise, and it allowed the actor to make a lot of money from the show. He would later get another pay increment which meant that his earnings increased to $150,000 for every episode. 

It is important to note that the money does not include those he received from syndication. This meant that he made a lot more from the episodes that were aired several times. Estimates state that his pay may have risen to $3.5 million per year if one includes the syndication. The show ended in 2020, but the actor remained busy with various projects. Suppose he gets to act in another successful series, fans will want to see if he can earn as much as he did while in the hit series. Currently, the actor happens to be one of the industry’s hottest prospects, thus making him one of the richest and most paid. According to information dating back to 2021, the actor is worth around $10 million.