We often find ourselves asking ‘how can they afford that?!’ when watching telly. Our favourite TV characters lead the most exciting lives filled with twists, turns and usually success. But how realistic are those plot lines when it comes to their earnings? Here’s how much money TV characters would really make if they existed in the UK or USA today.
Disclaimer: These salaries are representative of how much you would earn if you did the job in the UK and how much you’d earn if you did the same job in the USA.
How Much Money Would These TV Characters Make In Real Life – Transcript
It sometimes feels like your favourite TV characters are getting a deal that’s too good to be true when it comes to payday. But how much would they really earn in today’s world?
Hot Pie – Game of Thrones
Former Night’s Watch recruit turned fugitive turned baker for the Crossroads Inn (ask for the cherry crumble).
Joyce Byers – Stranger Things
Stacking shelves, serving customers, borrowing lots of Christmas lights…
Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory
Theoretical Physicist/ Junior Professor
Testing theories, researching and teaching for Caltech
DS Ellie Miller – Broadchurch
Solving crimes in the quiet town of Broadchurch. Who killed Danny Latimer?
Edna Krabappel – The Simpsons
Fourth Grade Teacher
Reluctantly teaching children at Springfield Elementary School
Maurice Moss – The IT Crowd
Learning how to act in social situations alongside his daily work and Renholm Industries.
Father Ted – Father Ted
Resolving parish issues on Craggy Island.
Beth Smith – Rick and Morty
Caring for horses at St. Equis Hospital.
Lester Nygaard – Fargo
Life Insurance Salesman
Trying (and failing) to sell life insurance policies at Bo Munk Insurance.
David Brent – The Office
General Office Manager
Keeping up office morale (offending people) at Wernham-Hogg Paper Merchants.
Edina Monsoon – Absolutely Fabulous
Owner and PR Director of Monsoon PR
Attempting to get her few clients good publicity while wearing the latest fashions. Lacroix, sweetie.
We hope this gives you a better insight into how much your favourite TV characters should really be earning!