It seems as if you either work for the big guys and rake it in or you're worthless.
I make 300k all in, excluding options, at a <$100mm revenue startup. Report to the CEO. Many people at FB and GOOG who know me insist I should join one of them instead and double or triple my guaranteed cash.
Always been happy even though I've never made the big bucks in Silicon Valley terms. But have I been stupid and just missed out on being rich? Too late at 41? Should I just do it for the cash?
Go live. You have access to so much in California. Just live life.