What does a particular company having various scales have to do with the conversation? My point still stands. I'd rather be in Boise making 75k than in San Fran making 100k.
Making 60k a year in Salt Lake or Boise does not compare to making 60k a year in NYC or San Fran. Your definitions of the 'classes' are worthless without taking into account the regional standards of the cost of living and doing business.