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Can a pure mathematician earn much money like an engineer
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As a retired electrical engineer, let me say that I worked for a company that produced a product. I helped to design the product and that product was then sold to their customers and they made a profit which they shared with me as salary and bonuses. Therefore, I helped create wealth for my company as well as myself.
However, a pure mathematician usually works for a university and writes and teaches but does not create wealth. Hence, it's hard to believe that he would make as much income as an engineer who applies mathematical principles to a product.
That is my take on your question. I hope that helps.
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