In 2007, Jenna Fischer slid onto NBC’s hit sitcom The Office and became Pam Beasley, and nothing has been the same. Though she’d moved to Los Angeles in 1998, Fischer struggled for a decade to break into the entertainment industry. When Fischer walked into the audition for Pam, she brought her experience of being a receptionist with her. She had spent several years working as a receptionist and administrative assistant in LA before snagging her breakout role.
Fischer loved her role as Pam so much that she remained on the series for all 9 seasons until it ended in 2013. Now, Fischer is starring on the ABC hit, Splitting Up Together. So what is Fischer’s net worth today?
Jenna Fischer is worth $15 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jenna Fischer has come a long way since her days a struggling actress trying to get a foothold in Hollywood. The actress is now worth $15 million. When The Office first debuted in 2007, its ratings weren’t so hot, but Fischer was bringing in $20,000 per episode. However, by Season 4 –after the series had become a critical and ratings hit, the Indiana native got a massive pay bump. Her salary jumped to $100,000 per episode. Though her salary for the remainder of the series has not been disclosed, we believe that she probably got an even bigger paycheck as the series winded down.
Playing a receptionist pays a lot more than actually being one. In Season 7, Pam revealed that she made $41,000 a year working at Dunder Mifflin.
What has Fischer been up to since The Office?
Fischer hasn’t slowed down since The Office. Once the sitcom wrapped she starred in the Off-Broadway play Reasons to Be Happy. She then went on to star on the short-lived NBC drama dramedy, You, Me and the Apocalypse before landing on ABC opposite Oliver Hudson in Splitting Up Together.
Fisher, who is a mother of two, is also a published author. She released her first book, The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide in 2017 and she got her old friend Steve Carrell to pen the introduction. She is also a major advocate for animal rescue. Fischer regularly fosters cats and she often volunteers at Kitten Rescue and Rescue Rover in Los Angeles.
How does Fischer feel about a reboot for The Office?
With so many reboots and revamps on TV, Fischer said she wouldn’t be opposed to stepping back in Pam shoes. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think the idea of an Office revival is a great idea. I would be honored to come back in any way that I am able to. I loved playing that character and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I would absolutely be up for it. We just have to get Mindy [Kaling], B.J. Novak, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Mike Schur to write some episodes. That show was so great because of the talent involved behind the scenes, not just on the screen.”