I said “total compensation” not salary. At our age manch, benefits count for something pretty dramatic. For instance, my current employer is picking up 100% of the Kaiser gold medical coverage for my wife and I. That’s $1,900 and some change per month! My contribution to retirement is only 4% right now, due to my RE/Mortgage interest taking more of my income. But, my employer matches that with a 13% of my salary contribution match!
There is no doubt I’m overpaid. But, it isn’t my fault.