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Except it does.It's an exceptional thing to be close to the bottom in the org charts and being strongly compensated. Maybe cofounders or senior employees with a lot of stock.

No it's not. I know plenty of engineers making around $200k in total comp who are leaf nodes in the org chart.

These are not even close to the top salaries in a big org. Tops execs make millions.

Your ceiling in the lower ranks is often in the 100-200K range if you're lucky.


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