Why Technical People Get Paid Less Than Managers
Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians almost never make as much money as business executives.
Let’s see a rigorous mathematical proof that explains why this is true:
Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
Postulate 2: Time is Money.
As every engineer knows, Power = Work/Time
Since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money, we have Knowledge = Work/Money
Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work/Knowledge
Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity regardless of the Work done.
Conclusion: The Less you Know, The More you Make.
That’s why i prefer to be a manager, and not a tech.