What is the philosophy in marketing/general management jobs being paid more than the technical/research ones?

Does it make sense that guys in research jobs are mostly paid so little in comparison to those in sales/marketing/general management etc.?

Asked By: small - 5/2/2012
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A tech or research person deals with things ,while a manager has to deal with people ,which is very difficult and boring
Answered By: Padmini Gopalan - 5/2/2012
Additional Answers (5)
From a business perspective; yes. They are the ones directly responsible for selling a service/product and generating the revenue. If they are good, they can sell any product regardless of quality, and still pull a good profit and keep the public relations up... More
Answered By: - 5/2/2012
I agree with you; this makes absolutely no sense. However, from the perspective of an outsider, a research/technology worker doesn't e********y for the company, he spends money on his research. A sales/marketing guy actually attracts business and puts dollars into the company's bank account... More
Answered By: Dave B. - 5/2/2012
the people in management decide who gets paid what. enough said. this is not a philosophy. it is a reason. philosophy is something else. TQRP
Answered By: Theron Q. Ramacharaka Panchadasi - 5/2/2012
It's the belief that people need to be managed and that you get what you pay for. Unfortunately mostly in management it's a case failing upward.
Answered By: Arthur N - 5/2/2012
The market is controlled by the consumer. To get a product that he wants to him may take more than you have.. h*********u going to convince someone to get out there and move your product for you. You make an agreement and your product moves. You may not like it but you can try to move your product in the market and... More
Answered By: JORGE N - 5/2/2012
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