Although Jon Gosselin is sick of his reality show "nightmare" and wants a typical 9 to 5 job, we wondered if he'd actually be able to handle the monetary blow. (Get the story.) We did the math and have to admit, he'd have to work much harder for his money.

Gosselin says he works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as a reality star on 'Jon and Kate Plus 8,' and reportedly makes about $75,000 per episode (and there were 42 episodes last season.) So how many hours would he need to work a day at a 9 to 5 job to meet his super-sized salary? More hours than any day has! To put it into perspective, if Gosselin followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist (who makes an average annual salary of $141,000 in New York City), he would need to work 536 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep up with his reality show salary. More Options >>

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