I think it's a problem with many jobs in our society. IMHO we are focused on money versus quality of life, and it's reflected in pay in most professions. I wonder if pay scale is similar in professions in other countries?
This news link points out the differences in pay by role, for example a trader makes $1 million while a neurosurgeon makes $500k. I like this quote in the article:
“The bottom line is all the people in investment banking understand that they work harder and are under more stress,” said Jeanne Branthover, a managing director at Wall Street recruitment firm Boyden Global Executive Search. “Many don’t think they’re paid enough.”
Work harder? Under more stress? Versus other bankers? Do they realize how much money they make compared to say a nurse who has people's lives in their hands? What other profession is more stressful than healthcare?