Is a high paying position the primary motivator for you?
According to behavioral science, 3 intrinsic motivators help increase overall job satisfaction:
1. Autonomy – the desire to direct our own work
2. Mastery – the urge to get better and better at something that matters
3. Purpose – the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves
As you continue to have conversations with companies or recruiters, you might want to have these as topics/questions of discussion.
Or just ask these to yourself when evaluating an opportunity.
Will this position provide some level of: 1, 2, and 3?
A fat paycheck along with utilization bonuses may not be enough to keep you motivated/happy/satisfied long-term, especially if you have to work 70 hours a week and are miserable along the way.
Above reference on motivators are from the book: Drive by Daniel H. Pink