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It's not an obstacle, other than for yourself. The simple truth is you will eventually rise to a level of compensation commensurate with your skills and experience and the local job market. In my case, I hit the peak salary for my area over 20 years ago.

Over time you find that there are intangible compensations that come with age and experience. I don't have people looking over my shoulder. If I have to report a problem or a delay in completing a task, I don't get yelled at over it. My supervision (who is 20 years younger than me) trusts me to be honest, which I am.

Actually, that's important. With age and experience, you worry less about consequences and feel far more confident in being forthright and honest. When I was younger and a project was running behind or an idea wasn't working out, I felt intimidated and fearful about going to my boss and explaining. Now, if something is a bad idea and won't end well, I say so. If I have a better idea, I'll express it. I give reasonable schedules, most of which I meet pretty well. When I'm not meeting a schedule, I tell my boss as soon as I realize it so he can plan accordingly.

Fortunately my boss and his predecessor both viewed a large part of their job as herding cats insulating their team from the worst ravages of the Forces of Evil sales & marketing. The more accurate information I give him, the better he can do this part of his job.
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