It's a matter of your complete competency. Techies and management alike can get promoted with appropriate pay with most modern, small or large companies. I am 54 and have elected to spin the consulting trail. I did so out of need after 911 shut the doors down on many opportunities in 2001. Started on the consulting trail only to find that it works. I did not want to be a JAVA developer driving a cab. Bright nimble minds with the ability to traverse the political IT jungle will always be in the loop. Age means nothing.
Hope you hit U.S. soil within the last seven years. My understanding is if you don't you will lose your citizenship.
What was there prior to the Universe being born and who did it?