Emmy Character Salaries

CareerBuilder.com

Oh, to be young, good looking and fictional. Exemplified by exciting jobs and countless romantic conquests, the lives of television characters leave little to be desired -- and much to be questioned. Don't you ever wonder how so many of them sustain their glamorous lifestyles? After all, most live in luxurious digs, have a seemingly endless array of wardrobe choices and sport hairstyles that probably cost so much to maintain they'd make John Edwards blush.

In the spirit of awards season, we looked at what some Emmy nominees' onscreen personas would be making in real life, and if these characters could get by without the help of Hollywood writers.