On Monday, we learned that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to make $5 million this year from endorsement deals, a forthcoming clothing line and, most importantly, his earnings from the MTV mega-hit 'Jersey Shore' -- for which he earns a staggering $60,000 per episode.

With 12 episodes of 'Jersey Shore' set for this season, that's $720,000 -- a number you can multiply by two since he's filming 'Shore's' third season in Seaside Heights, NJ, as we speak, for annual 'Shore'-related earnings of $1.44 million.

While we're thrilled that our buddy Mike is earning mad Benjamins, we started to wonder how The Situation's per episode earnings stacked up against other, less-abtastic TV stars, and ... well, we were shocked to find that he is out-earning some of the biggest names in television.