The Hidden Cost of High Salaries in Tech

Daryan Hanshew
6 min readOct 11, 2022

Giving chase sometimes ain’t worth it

Read an article about median tech salaries? Visited Levels FYI and compared high values of Microsoft and Amazon salaries for data engineers? Saw a blog on Medium about a $30k signing bonus? You get the idea. Tech employment is extremely lucrative, especially if you rise to the top. However, is it worth it?