msmoriarty writes: Our reporter decided to try and document the high end of progammer salaries (at least in the U.S.). It seems that $300,000 to $400,000 and up is not unheard of in the financial industry, but the highest salary we could document was apx. $1.2 million, earned by Sergey Aleynikov, who was later convicted of stealing proprietary source code from a previous employer, Goldman Sachs.
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