In the same vein as all those fun articles about whether the Friends characters could really afford their big, pretty Manhattan apartments comes this CareerBuilder article attempting to determine the real-life salaries of television characters. While we feel bad for poor Pam from The Office and her $23,000, at least she lives in Pennsylvania, where $23,000 might actually buy you something. There's no way on Earth that Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty makes $37,000 a year. Assistants at Vogue make receptionist-in-Scranton money — if they're lucky.
Real-World Salaries of Your Favorite TV Characters [CareerBuilder]