current one for MS).
To be honest, I've never commanded a high salary. Part of that has been the industries I've worked in: 6 years in non-profit, 2 years for 'stock option' dot com's and most recently in healthcare.
None of which pay incredibly well.
In my last job I was the Director of IS / IT in charge of a team of 15, bringing in 2.5M$ in income (total income for the company was 5M$/year). Pay? 40K.
That's non-profit work for you.
I'm making more now, but to be honest I don't care about money. Never really have. I'm sure part of this is being Canadian (as a rule our "dream" is to pay off our debts and go on a vacation once a year, which I'm now able to say is basically accomplished).
I'd just love to be in a job where the company is has a direction, people love to do their jobs, there's loads of teamwork and energy and lots of potential. Someplace where smart people work with smart people to produce great 'stuff'.