It Pays a Lot to Play a Doctor on TV! Find Out the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars’ Net Worths

Sure, it certainly pays to be a doctor, but how much does it pay to be in the medical field solely on-screen? Many fans of the long-running ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy are curious about just how much their favorite TV doctors take home per episode. And what about the stars’ net worths, specifically Ellen Pompeo? As you can imagine, she and the rest of the gang, including Patrick Dempsey, Jessica Capshaw and Katherine Heigl make bank.

After joining Grey’s in 2005, Ellen revealed why she decided to stay on the medical drama for so long. “My decision to stay on was based solely on age. At 33, I was wise enough to know my clock was already ticking in Hollywood,” she previously told People. “I thought, ‘Why would I leave something that is super successful and pays me great to search the landscape?’ I decided that I would stay on Grey’s and be grateful and try to ride it out for as long as I could. And I am very happy that I made the decision to stay. It’s only gotten better with time.”

A lot has happened to Ellen since she first took on the role of Dr. Meredith Grey. In 2007, the Daredevil actress got married to her husband, Chris Ivery, and welcomed their first kid, daughter Stella, together in 2009. After that, they had two more kids, Eli and Sienna, in 2014 and 2016. But despite all of her life’s changes, Ellen never left Grey’s for a better job opportunity.

“Everywhere I go — whether it’s Italy, whether it’s France, London, Kansas — the people come up to me with tears in their eyes and tell me how meaningful the show is to them,” she previously gushed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And for my parents to now see me as an actor getting a part on this show, has just been everything.”

Keep reading to find out the individual net worths of all the current Grey’s stars!