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Superhero salaries unmasked

We’ve all got our favourite superheroes, but what happens when they take off the mask? Being a hero might be a noble pursuit, but it doesn’t always help pay the bills.

We’ve looked at 24 of the most popular and well-known superheroes and calculated just how much money they’d earn from their day job.

Alter-ego salaries

Explore the data in full below and see how much your favourite hero earns.

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Salaries compared

Batman enjoys the highest salary, with his position of CEO of Wayne Industries paying him £751,566 per year. At the other end of the table, Ant-Man is the lowest paid hero, earning just £14,093 scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins.

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Marvel VS. DC

Looking at our top 10 richest superheroes, the split is even, with 5 spots going to Marvel heroes and the other 5 going to DC. However, while the split is equal, it’s the DC heroes who come out on top for average salary.

The average salary for DC heroes comes in at £59,695, while the average for Marvel’s heroes sits slightly lower at £54,608.


To calculate the salaries of our superheroes, we took the average salary for their listed profession in the city where they are based. For characters based in fictional locations (e.g. Gotham City), we took the average salary from the real-world city that fictional location is based on.

Currency conversions based on rates of 1 USD to 0.76 GBP and 1 USD to 0.85 EUR. All average salaries and conversions accurate as of August 2020.

Please note, this information is for entertainment purposes only and may not be 100% accurate or definitive.

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