Get the fuck out of here with that. $60k for brain surgeon vs. $15k for the most replaceable of employees? The type of stress, the training, the degree of skill that it requires to become those positions? Settle down. I would venture to say that at today's minimum wage, astronauts, brain surgeons, and the President of the United States are all getting paid a reasonable amount. This article is about the uber-elite; not sure why you're trying to make an enemy out of upper-middle-class careers.