Ever wondered how much Homer Simpson earns?
Despite limited IQ and a can’t-do attitude, things seem to be pretty cushty for The Simpsons patriarch. He has a family, a home and sits comfortably in America’s middle-class.
Now, a new video essay from Vox has gone into great detail about Homer’s yearly salary. The season seven episode Much Apu About Nothing gives viewers a close-up look at his payslip, revealing that Homer’s pretax weekly pay is $479.60.
That works out as $11.99 an hour, which in turn is an annual salary of $24,395. Adjust that number for inflation and you have Homer on $37,416 in 2016.
The US national average is $48,320, putting Homer lower than the rest of America. However, Springfield is reportedly based on the town of Springfield, Oregon, and there his $37k per annum puts him bang in the middle of middle class earners.
The video – called Homer Simpson: An economic analysis – also takes into account Homer’s myriad other jobs. Whether it’s being a food critics, a CEO or a carny, Homer is still representative of the US middle class and the country’s stagnating wages.