|I'm kind of tired of all of these salary surveys because I don't trust them, but I am curious and think that it would be useful for the HN community to get advice/inspiration from some of the most financially successful engineers.|
So, for the developers making more than (plus or minus) $200,000 per year in salary:
How much are you making?
Is your income stable or volatile?
What industry are you in?
Where do you live?
How long did it take to get to your level?
What kind of work do you do?
Do you enjoy it, or is it the stereotypical "highly paid because it's crappy" work?
Is this a short-lived opportunity, or do you expect it to exist in 5 years?
What would your advice be to a 20-year-old aspiring developer? 25? 30?