Sunday, April 15, 2007

...But I Play One on TV

There's an article in the NY Post today saying that Matthew Broderick, who played a teacher in Election, makes millions of dollars, while a real NYC teacher starts at 45K. I've been watching this story on the morning shows today as well.

I suspect the overwhelming majority of actors make considerably less than beginning teachers, particularly if you discount whatever they make as waiters or taxi drivers. If you're looking to make as much money as Jerry Seinfeld, education was a poor career choice. I hope you aren't teaching economics.

Maybe we'd all be better off forgetting about what celebrities earn. A better question might be whether your compensation increases keep up with inflation.
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