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Comment author: taryneast 10 June 2011 08:27:22AM 3 points [-]

do pure engineers ever get 50 times more?

no, but not because they're not worth it. But because of market forces. Engineers are often willing to work for only a few times average salary, even if they are worth ten times more.

A classic article on this phenomena, and also the difference between "lots of average programmers" vs "one or two awesome programmers" is in Joel Spolsky's article, Hitting the high notes