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Here's how much money Ugly Betty makes a year

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2007 11:01AM

Ugly BettyI'm talking about Betty Suarez, not the actress (America Ferrera) who plays her on the hit ABC show. Every year one of the financial sites figures out how much money various TV characters make a year. Last year we discovered that Homer Simpson makes $67,422 at the power plant. This year's list comes from CareerBuilder.com.

I'm not surprised to find out that Boston Legal's Denny Crane makes $210,000, but I was rather shocked that Cold Case's Lilly Rush only makes $44,000 a year. She solves cold cases, for pete's sake! Hopefully the benefits are good.

The list also has the salaries for Arthur Branch on Law and Order, Jim on According To Jim, Pam on The Office, and many others.

Update: Betty Suarez makes $37, 810 a year. Now you don't even have to click on the link and all the world is at peace again.

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Myke Elton

One can be ugly put be have a great life...stupid

June 10 2007 at 1:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

To make this whole topic even more pointless I bought the Boston Legal season 2 on DVD, in the second episode it says the woman from Ed makes $300,000+ a year. So Denny who owns the company would make less?

June 08 2007 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jaymez

Apparently, Betty took a pay cut of $11,980 this year. That, of course, is based on what was posted in the link from last year vs this year.

June 05 2007 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
patrick

whys everyone gotta beat on bob?

June 05 2007 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bash

What's next?

"you'll find more info after the link" and in the post's body it says "made you look"?

June 05 2007 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pete

thanks mike, and liz i dont think anyone is overeacting but jamie hit the nail in the head with his comment. i second bad blogging. and i like this blog.

June 05 2007 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eliz

Thanks mike, I was about to do the same thing. Seems like everybody is overreacting just a little bit. It is interesting to see the "fake" earnings. I'd have thought Pam's might be a little higher - she's been there a long time.

June 05 2007 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

The hatred grows for Bob.... :)

And Grimy has a point, Didn't Allen say in one episode that he makes like $300,000? I think they also said that Denny made more than the President ($400,000) and he does own a jet.

June 05 2007 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Betty Suarez, "Ugly Betty" -- Executive Assistant
Real-life median salary: $37,810, according to the BLS

As an assistant in a notoriously low-paying media niche (fashion magazines), it's possible that Betty is taking home much less than the average salary for assistants. These fashion editorial positions do often come with perks like clothing allowances, but it's clear Betty prefers ponchos to Prada.

June 05 2007 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Bob, I tried to click the link and my firewall prevents it. So here I am wondering how much Betty makes and I can't find out. Nice.

June 05 2007 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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