55459447 story The Mystery/Myth of the $3 Million Google Engineer 173 Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday January 15, 2014 @12:05AM from the chasing-the-unicorn dept. jfruh writes "Recently Business Insider caused a minor stir among developers with dreams of riches with a story about a nameless Google engineer who's making $3 million a year. Who is this person, and how unusual are pay scales like this inside the Googleplex? Phil Johnson uses public information to try to figure out the answer. His conclusion: the $3 million engineer may exist, but is a rare bird indeed if so."