Re: All else being equal...
>but sometimes just because they negotiated a better deal or joined when the job market was high
I worked in the mathematical modelling group of a consultancy, most people had come from academic jobs or fresh PhDs and the salary was based on your last pay + small %
The business development consultants had all come from banking jobs and started on 3-4x as much - although they never seemed to book any sales. In the end all the techies left and the company folded.