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As discussed in other posts, what would be the career path to more responsibility and a payscale of around $250K per year(US Dollars) after starting out as a Software Engineer. Is this even possible if you do indeed stay in the IT career path?
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There are many career paths that do it....

In finance, be a goos software engineer and in 5-10 engineers you can easily do that.

In a large corporation, you can become a mid level manager which should take 10-20 year.

In small or midsized corporate you can become an executive (e.g. CTO, CIO) in 10-20 years.

In a large consulting comapny you can be a tech lead with some very successful projects in 8-15 years.

In a large software organization you can become an architect/senior architect 15-20 years.

In a large software company you can become a technical expert 12-20 years, or specialied trainging in a particular field.

You can get a PhD in a specialized area.

You can work for a startup and be an executive 7-25 years.

In a large corporation you can be senior member of the technical staff in 12-20 years.

These are just a few of the options.

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