>The first software engineering Master's degree was established at Seattle University in 1979 Source: seattleu.edu >In 1972, engineers made an average annual starting salary of $9,775, but engineers with more experience could make up to $27,653. Source: U.S. Civil Service 35,044.59—99,139.43$/yr Source: usinflationcalculator.com Their est. is based on fungible hiring practices so you never earn seniority. The worst part is, these jobs are going away with AI programming itself & other robots. I know the discrepancies from CEOs, board members, and owners is vast.