'Breaking Bad' or Breaking the Bank? Everything You Need to Know About Bob Odenkirk’s Net Worth

Bob Odenkirk first gained major attention as a comedian and one half of the duo (along with David Cross) on HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David. Now, he’s a multiple Emmy award nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. With the ability to conquer both comedy and drama, there’s pretty much no role Odenkirk can’t take on!

This makes us wonder, what is Bob Odenkirk’s net worth? With multiple TV shows under his belt in addition to appearing in critically acclaimed movies, he’s managed to create an impressive career for himself. So… how much does it pay to be such a versatile actor?

Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Bob Odenkirk’s net worth.

What is Bob Odenkirk’s net worth as of 2023?

It has been reported that Bob Odenkirk has a net worth of $16 million, due in large part to his leading role on AMC’s Better Call Saul.

How much does Bob Odenkirk make per episode of Better Call Saul?

Bob Odenkirk is not just the lead actor on Better Call Saul, he is also one of the show’s producers. For his work acting in and producing the series for the first season, Odenkirk was reportedly making $150,000 per episode. For the sixth—and final—season of the series, Odenkirk reportedly made $200,000 an episode.

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How much did Bob Odenkirk make from Better Call Saul?

We cannot know the exact amount that Bob Odenkirk made for the entire run of Better Call Saul. However, we can estimate how much the actor and producer has earned using the figures we know.

Considering we previously stated that Odenkirk was making $150,000 per episode at the start of the series, that would mean he earned around $1.5 million for the first 10-episode season.

As that salary has grown to $200,000 per episode for the sixth season (13 episodes) he made $2.6 million for the last season of the series.

Assuming Odenkirk made at least $150,000 per episode for the seasons in between, he has probably earned at least $8.6 million just as part of his regular salary from appearing on and producing the series. Now, if he has signed a deal to earn royalties from the show, Odenkirk could be set to earn a great deal more.

How much does Bob Odenkirk get paid?

We already know that Bob Odenkirk earned $200,000 per episode for the last season of Better Call Saul. It has also been floated that Odenkirk makes around $1 million for his film roles.

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How much did Bob Odenkirk make on Breaking Bad?

It has been reported that Bob Odenkirk started out making $25,000 per episode for his initial appearances on Breaking Bad in the show’s second season. Considering his salary would most likely have grown over the years, we can estimate the amount he earned through his appearances throughout the rest of the show’s five seasons.

If he earned $100,000 for his four episodes in the show’s second season, at least $300,000 for his 12 appearances in the show’s third season, at least $325,000 for his 13 appearances in the show’s fourth season and at least $400,000 for his 16 appearances in the show’s fifth and final season, Odenkirk would have earned at least $1.45 million from just his appearances on the show alone—potentially more if he received a raise during the years and if he struck a deal for any royalties.

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How much did Bob Odenkirk make from Nobody?

It is not known exactly how much Bob Odenkirk earned from producing and starring in the 2021 movie Nobody. However, it has been reported he may have made $1 million for his work on the film.

Was Bob Odenkirk on Seinfeld?

Bob Odenkirk did appear on Seinfeld, in Season 8, Episode 9, "Abstinence."

What did Bob Odenkirk do on Seinfeld?

In the Seinfeld episode “Abstinence,” Bob Odenkirk played the boyfriend du jour of Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Odenkirk appeared as Ben Gelfen, a medical student who Elaine uses to fulfill her dream of dating a doctor. However, Ben admits to Elaine that he is not yet a doctor, having failed his licensing exam a whopping three times, though she continues to lie about this fact.

Gelfen blows Elaine’s cover when they are out in a restaurant and someone suffers a medical emergency, but he is unable to help. As part of the episode’s conceit, Elaine forces Ben to engage in abstinence in their relationship until he studies for and passes his licensing exam, which he does—before promptly dumping her. Ouch!

Who did Bob Odenkirk play in How I Met Your Mother?

Bob Odenkirk appeared on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother as Arthur Hobbs, the boss of Marshall (Jason Segel) at Goliath National Bank. He is also senior to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) as he demonstrates the ability to fire him during the series. His character is known as Artillery Arthur due to his intimidating and military-esque demeanor when dealing with his employees. Odenkirk appeared as Hobbs in seasons 3, 5, 6, and 8 of the series.

Who did Bob Odenkirk play in The Office?

A fun behind-the-scenes fact about the U.S. remake of The Office is that Bob Odenkirk was a frontrunner for the role of Michael Scott, which eventually went to Steve Carell.

As a result, Odenkirk ended up appearing in the ninth season of the series in a role that gave viewers a taste of what he would have brought to the character. In the Season 9, Episode 16, “Moving On,” Pam (Jenna Fischer) goes on a job interview for an office administrator position at a company where Odenkirk is the boss. The position ends up being a receptionist job, the same position Pam had held for years, and Odenkirk’s Mark winds up being exactly like Pam’s old boss, Michael, complete with the same dorky sense of humor and disdain from his employees.

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