“The Big Bang Theory” earned a solid reputation for packing its story with enduring characters throughout its 12-season run on CBS. Of course, that includes the show’s enduring lead character, played by Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayar, and Simon Helberg, who has prominently featured in almost every episode from the premiere through the series’ conclusion. However, numerous significant characters were later introduced to “The Big Bang Theory” cast, and few of them were as crucial to the show’s storyline as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Walowitz.
Early in the third season of “The Big Bang Theory,” Melissa Rauch’s portrayal of the character made its debut. Shortly after, Howard Walowitz, a prospective player, primarily began to date the character (Helberg). She had stayed that way until the show’s end when they got married and had the little Walowitz kids. Rauch established himself as an indispensable member of the prestigious cast of “The Big Bang Theory” even as Bernadette became one of the more contentious characters (at least according to Comic Book Resources). By the end of the series, the actor had compensated for his screen time and pay performance. Melissa Rauch earned the following sum while portraying Bernadette on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Rauch reportedly made money during her time on The Big Bang Theory.
It’s important to note that it had difficult to estimate. The amount of money Melissa Rauch earned from her 209 appearances on “The Big Bang Theory.” That was primarily because we had unsure how much she was paid for each episode. However, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Rauch has paid roughly $75,000 each episode. Towards the beginning of her tenure on “The Big Bang Theory.” Rauch’s income increased as his role in the show gained prominence. Rauch had earned about $200,000 per episode before the show’s last two seasons.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rauch’s net worth of $20 million makes it very evident. That a large portion of her income was made while filming the CBS blockbuster as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Walowitz. In the same Variety article, she received a significant pay increase for the 48 episodes. That made up the show’s final season, reportedly earning more than $500,000 per episode. For the most recent two seasons of “The Big Bang Theory,” Rauch earned around $11 million.
Since “Big Bang Theory” finished, Rauch and the rest of the cast have all kept busy, with the actor herself landing parts in Steven Soderbergh’s movie “The Laundromat,” the independent rom-com “Ode to Joy,” and providing her voice to several animation productions. However, it is undeniable that Melissa Rauch’s career in “The Big Bang Theory” is what brought her wealth.
Rauch owes some of her Big Bang fortunes to the kindness of her co-stars
Understandably, much was made of how well-known the ensemble cast always appeared to get along on television as “The Big Bang Theory” continued to lead the ratings even in the last weeks of its primetime run. Many fans noted this during the cast’s post-series finale appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. So it appears the love also existed off-screen.
It turns out that Melissa Rauch’s longstanding coworkers gave her. And Mayim Bialik some profound love behind the scenes. By working on getting the two actors significant raises for the show’s final two seasons. The core cast of “The Big Bang Theory,” included Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco. It also included Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayar, and Simon Helberg. Who had reported making $1 million per episode at the time? And according to CNBC, each of those five actors said. They would forgo a whopping $100,000 of their own per episode. Pay under the condition that the money goes to giving Rauch and Bialik well-deserved raises. That had done in an almost unfathomable show of solidarity with their less-established co-stars.