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Why Don’t Tech Companies Pay Their Engineers to Stay?

Staying in a role builds valuable, company-specific domain knowledge. Leaving often results in a pay day.

A graph showing that impact rises, and salaries often don’t rise to meet it

Too soon

All about the money

Market salary rises with years of experience
Someone’s salary at a company often rises slower
Impact at a company has a steep upward angle
Putting all three previous trend lines on the same graph. Impact outweighs them all, market salary second, and salary at an existing company often grows the slowest

Nothing comes easy

Okay, so what’s the plan?