I have an honest question: Why should managers, officers, principals, lawyers, doctors, make more money than workers, soldiers, teachers, secretaries, nurses?
I describe this as an honest question because I am not saying that this is wrong. I am just wondering what is the justification (if there is one) for the differences. Is it hours worked? Is it value, preparation, rarity of skills, impact on profit, reward for an undesirable aspect of the job?
Just so the discussion has some grounding, not because these numbers are particularly solid, but they seems generally close to what my understanding is, here is what Indeed.com says about various folks who work in my field.