‘Yellowstone’ TV: How Much are Dutton Actors Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly Paid?

by Madison Miller

With streaming services controlling audiences’ attentions globally, they have really changed the face of the acting community.

Before, it would be rare to see big A-list movie actors appearing on the television screen. However, services like HBO, Netflix, and Hulu have really changed that.

These streaming services are known for being able to pay their actors a generous amount, sometimes millions, since they have a large global reach. For example, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, and Nicole Kidman appear in “Big Little Lies.” Also, stars like Orlando Bloom, Bill Hader, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, and Kevin Bacon are just a few top-tier actors now involved in the television industry.

Kevin Costner, a two-time Oscar winner for his film “Dances With Wolves” appears in the hit show “Yellowstone.” The show is currently in production for the fourth season of the hit drama about the powerful Dutton family and their ranch.

What Kind of Check Do ‘Yellowstone’ Actors Get?

So, how much does an Oscar-winning A-list celebrity make on a show like “Yellowstone?”

According to a 2018 Business Insider report, he makes about $500,000 per episode. The show has 29 episodes currently and more in production at the moment. Costner has made almost $15 million for his appearance in the Paramount Network series.

However, this does not account for the possibility of his salary going up since these calculations. The show has surged in popularity since it first premiered. It was one of the most-watched in 2020.

Costner’s fellow co-stars do not readily have their salaries available for viewing. However, due to Costner being the biggest name on the show he is anticipated to make more than his fellow cast.

Kelly Reilly’s Celebrity NetWorth is at $5 million. It’s fair to guess that her time at “Yellowstone” likely raised that number.

It is unclear how much other actors make on the show at the moment.

To put into perspective Costner’s salary, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon on “Big Little Lies” on HBO make $1 million per episode.

Julia Roberts on “Homecoming” on Amazon makes $600,00 per episode. Emilia Clarke made $500,000 for her role in “Game of Thrones” on HBO. It appears that HBO, known for many of its award-winning shows, pays its A-list actors the most money.

“Yellowstone” appears on the Paramount Network as well as the streaming service, Peacock.