How Much Does Pedro Pascal Earn For HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’?
— Updated on 2 May 2023

How Much Does Pedro Pascal Earn For HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’?

— Updated on 2 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

There’s no doubt about it. Between HBO’s The Last of Us and the return of The Mandalorian, we’re living in the era of Pedro Pascal: King of the Nerds.

2023 has kicked off with a certifiable bang for the internet’s “daddy,” who has reunited with fellow Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey to deliver the greatest video game adaptation to date; and currently ranks amongst the highest-paid actors on a TV show.

So just how much is the man raking in right now?

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How much is Pedro Pascal paid for Last of Us?

Pedro Pascal’s Salary For The Last Of Us

Pedro Pascal has reportedly been paid US$600,000 (AU$870,000) per episode for The Last of Us. Given the first season of the HBO series contains ten episodes, essentially, he’s banked approximately US$6 million (AU$8.7 million) so far.

According to Daniel Richtman, Pascal has also received a significant pay rise for the third season of The Mandalorian. While the precise figure has yet to be disclosed, reports indicate it hovers between US$400,000 and US$500,000 (AU$580,000 to AU$726,000).

At the time of this writing, Pedro Pascal has an estimated net worth of US$10 million (AU$14.5 million). Which, admittedly, seems pretty conservative for someone who’s been around as much as he has lately.

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How It Compares To The Industry’s Top End

**All figures from 2021 converted to USD

  1. Robert Downey Jr., The Sympathizer (HBO) – $2 million minimum
  2. Chris Pratt, The Terminal List (Amazon) – $1.4 million
  3. Jeff Bridges, The Old Man (FX) – $1 million
  4. Bryan Cranston, Your Honor (Showtime) – $750,000
  5. Sarah Jessica Parker, And Just Like That… (HBO Max) – $650,000 to $750,000
  6. Cynthia Nixon, And Just Like That… (HBO Max) – $650,000 to $750,000
  7. Kristin Davis, And Just Like That… (HBO Max) – $650,000 to $750,000
  8. Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown (HBO) – $650,000
  9. Gillian Anderson, The First Lady (Showtime) – $600,000
  10. Viola Davis, The First Lady (Showtime) – $600,000
  11. Michelle Pfeiffer, The First Lady (Showtime) – $600,000
  12. Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us (HBO) – $600,000
  13. Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) – $600,000
  14. Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) – $600,000
  15. Alec Baldwin, Dr Death (Peacock) – $575,000
  16. Angela Bassett, 9-1-1 (Fox) – $450,000
  17. Jude Law, The Third Day (HBO) – $425,000
  18. Brian Cox, Succession (HBO) – $400,000 to $500,000
  19. Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (Apple) – $400,000 for Season 1
  20. Henry Cavill, The Witcher (Netflix) – $400,000
  21. Ted Danson, Mr Mayor (NBC) – $400,000
  22. Sara Gilbert, The Conners (ABC) – $400,000
  23. John Goodman, The Conners (ABC) – $400,000
  24. Laurie Metcalf, The Conners (ABC) – $400,000
  25. David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix) – $350,000 to $400,000
  26. Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix) – $350,000 to $400,000
  27. Kieran Culkin, Succession (HBO) – $300,000 to $350,000
  28. Sarah Snook, Succession (HBO) – $300,000 to $350,000
  29. Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO) – $300,000 to $350,000

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What is HBO’s The Last of Us about?

How much is Pedro Pascal paid for Last of Us?

Co-created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann – and based on the hit 2013 title published by Naughty Dog – The Last of Us follows the journey of hardened survivor Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) who must smuggle a young girl named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone after a global pandemic destroys civilisation. The stakes become so much higher when it’s revealed Ellie might be humanity’s last hope.

Pascal and Ramsey are joined by Nico Parker as Sarah, Joel’s daughter; Merle Dandridge as Marlene, head of the Fireflies; Anna Torv as Tess, another hardened survivor and Joel’s smuggling partner/lover; Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Joel’s younger brother and a former soldier; with appearances from the likes of Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Troy Baker, and more.

HBO’s The Last of Us is now available to watch via domestic streaming services such as Foxtel GO and Binge.

Check out the trailer below.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]