You could have a brilliant financial mind who graduates first in his class from Wharton Business School. He may have some revolutionary financial ideas, but you think he is going to walk into a wall street firm and be the highest paid analyst there?
In any industry you work your way up. You are not going to go from school to being the highest paid employee right away. You will put in your time and work your way up the ladder.
I do get you saying that Mike Trout makes minimum wage. If that is the minimum sign me up!