I have 10+ years of experience being anything from an engineer to CTO of a 15ppl startup. I’m in SF and I do not have any feeling for what the comp market is. I saw better programmers working for 100K, I saw worse programmers working for 350K. What is going on and how do I figure out where do I fit?
Granted, engineering is not my only value. I can get anything from the ground to production and assemble and manage a team around it. However, when I go into these work-for-hire funnels, all they are good for is either an engineer or an engineering manager like positions. Where does technical entrepreneurial talent fit inside larger companies and how much is it worth?