Who Earns More: Sookie St. James or Sherlock Holmes?
If you're like most TV viewers, you've had a moment of confused outrage while watching Friends, trying to figure out how on earth these people can afford to live in such swanky, spacious Manhattan apartments on their random salaries. Well, a recent rundown on Glassdoor has cleared up any confusion about how much your favorite TV characters make (even if the actors portraying them make 7,000 times more). Curious to know how much Detective Holmes or Deputy Director Leslie Knope pulls in each year? Keep reading to find out.
Nick Miller, New Girl
Median annual salary: $33,000
This number probably doesn't include tips, and an adorable, funny, plaid-clad bartender like Nick Miller probably does OK in that department.
Michael Scott, The Office
Job: regional sales manager
Median annual salary: $105,290
Michael may make a bit less in Scranton, PA, but he can still afford a few more Sandals vacations than the average person.
Jane Villanueva, Jane the Virgin
Job: elementary school teacher
Median annual salary: $46,967
Jane's had a few different jobs during the time we've known her, and her schoolteacher gig probably paid the most. But if she ever takes off as a romance novelist, that's where she could find the big bucks.
Sookie St. James, Gilmore Girls
Job: professional chef
Median annual salary: $45,720
Sookie has so much passion for her profession, she'd probably do it for free (you have to double-strain the duck sauce, Luke!), but it's nice that she and Jackson can provide a comfy Stars Hollow living for their little family.