Skip Nav
Career Advice
16 Sneaky Ways to Get Paid While You Get in Shape
Why People Who Sleep a Lot Are More Successful
How to Nail the Video Chat Interview

TV Jobs, Real Life Salaries

TV Jobs, Real Life Salaries: How Money Are You?

So much of our lives revolve around work that the office has become one of the most common settings for TV sitcoms. Whether or not the characters are relatable, we can relate to what it's like to work, and sometimes the scenarios are eerily familiar. The actors get paid much more than their TV counterparts, but let's see if you can guess what they'd really make with their titles on television. How money are you?

Photo copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

TV Jobs, Real Life Salaries: How Money Are You?

Samantha Newly on Samantha Who? is vice president in a real estate firm. What's the median salary for someone in this position?

Join The Conversation
pennies pennies 8 years
definitely don't agree with the salary for creative director... i work for a small agency and mid-level (account directors) are making between $80,000-100,000 CDN.
lmaguire5 lmaguire5 8 years
i'd think dexter would make a little bit more bank than that... looks like he's living it up though with that nice condo etc.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Agreed. Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors and look at mental health problems from a biological perspective, while psychotherapists have studied psychology and provide therapy for patients.
jenious jenious 8 years
Got that right, racy!
racytoo racytoo 8 years
Big difference between psychotherapist and psychiatrist
McCubcakes McCubcakes 8 years
the creative director salary is inaccurate. don draper is a partner in the agency so i'm pretty sure he's bankin.
LittleMiss101 LittleMiss101 8 years
guess I'd run the run the company out of business, though. On second thought...
LittleMiss101 LittleMiss101 8 years
wow. 0/4. BOO for me. I'd be a nice boss, though!
longhornlass04 longhornlass04 8 years
I have a feeling that there are so many small advertising agencies in the nation that bring down the national average.
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 8 years
don't feel bad le luxe, me too!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I did awful! 1 of 4
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I had no idea. 0 out of 4. Some of the hardest most demanding jobs have the worst pay.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I agree that the creative director salary seems low - I know people who made more than that coming straight out of college.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
ilanac13, agreed. I also work at an Advertising Agency (it's a hybrid though), and I know that our Creative Directors make more than that.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's really interesting to me that they say that the median salary for a Creative Director in Advertising is only $43k since i work in advertising and i don't think that any creative director makes that little. maybe it's cause i live in NYC>..
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Isn't the creative director's salary circa early 1960's, though? I know that creative directors at my agency make WAY more than that.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
I only know because I read an article on CNN on this yesterday.
millarci millarci 8 years
wow the creative director's average salary really surprises me.
Disney Interview Question
How Can I Curb My Anxiety at Work?
What Is Mystery Shopping?
Recession-Proof Jobs
From Our Partners
Latest Career & Finance
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds