Simpsons has been part of our lives since the 17th of December 1989 thanks to Matt Groening, the show’s creator. Since the show premiered, it has been an integral part of everyone’s life across the globe. The show has been on for 30 seasons so far, and there is no foreseeable stopping for the show. The American animated series was so famous that it descended into comic and movie arenas as well. It has always maintained its popularity primarily because of the predictions it makes. People are shocked when an event in the real-life is in perfect consonance with a scene from Simpsons aired years ago. The second reason Simpsons maintains headlines is because of the fan theories.
The show revolves around a quirky little family of five and their friends and foes all over the small city of Springfield. The family is relatively simple. Homer works at the factory, his wife Marge is a homemaker, the youngest child Maggie stays home with her mother, and the elder kids Bart and Lisa Simpson are students of the city’s elementary school. The five have been in some weird and fun issues and adventures in the thirty years. But they have also left some queries regarding their finances. We all know that Homer Simpson is not crazy, mad, and deeply in love with his job. But he still manages to live a pretty comfortable life, with his own home. The family also does not seem to have any financial troubles or setbacks. So, the obvious question to ask is that what is the exact salary Homer earns at Springfield’s Nuclear Power Plant?
People are usually unable to figure out how much Homer earns to be a lousy employee and yet provide well for his family. The power plant has sacked Homer innumerable times, but they always end up giving the position back to him despite his utter inability to stay awake. The plant hired Simpson primarily as a nuclear technician but later promoted him to Nuclear Safety Inspector. Homer’s lucky stars usually favor him when it comes to his work life. The plant rarely cares about what the employees are up to, which enables Homer to sleep through his shifts. His lifestyle is consistently inconsistent. Some episodes present the family spending money lavishly while in other episodes, the family barely manages to break even.
In the episode titled “Much Apu About Nothing,” the show gave us a peek into the man’s payslip. Homer was livid because the pay was “drastically short,” and the amount printed on the check was 362.19 US dollars after tax deductions for one week. That means he receives 11.99 US dollars per 60-minute and 24395.80 US dollars per annum. But some fans also shed light on the fact that in the “American History X-cellent” episode, Homer referred to a 60000-dollar worth wine bottle as his salary, so maybe he does earn much better than what we thought. Through the seasons, we have also seen Homer pick up some temporary jobs while working at the plant or after being kicked out. So, he has had some disposable sources of income as well. It is challenging to gauge the exact number on his salary account, but we know he earns enough to be able to afford a decent life.
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