Why does everyone on blind make so much money?
Blind newb here. I'm a Mechanical Engineer V with 6 YOE in Portland, OR. TC is 110k. I am considered a top performer relative to my peers and I believe I am compensated appropriately relative to them. However, when I read that people are making 2x to 4x what I make and they are SWE in SF or Seattle I wonder if I chose the wrong career! Cost of living is not THAT much more than in Portland. What is going on? I am smart, with excellent problem solving and good communication skills. Should I go to code boot camp and start over as a SWE? Do they make that much more than MEs outside of these locations? Appreciate your perspective. Thanks!