In honor of Father's Day, Salary.com's compensation experts took a sampling of 60 TV fathers from the most popular television shows from the past six decades, identified their job and calculated their pay in 2005 dollars.
The highest-paid TV dad of all time was oil man Blake Carrington of "Dynasty" at $856,515 a year; followed closely by J.R. "Jock" Ewing, Sr., also an oil man, of "Dallas" at $838,569; and Phillip Drummond, president of a company, of "Diff'rent Strokes" at $720,600.
"Falcon Crest's" Chase Gioberti, who owned a California vineyard, had a yearly salary of $677,487; dry cleaning chain owner George Jefferson made $555,702 a year, while Michael Bluth of "Arrested Development" made $527,000 and Jed Barlet, the president on "West Wing" made 400,000
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