Um, Betty Suarez Does Not Make $37,000

Orthodontia: $3200Courtesy of ABC

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]