Does it bother you? Due to mergers and acquisitions, I am making less than I was five years ago. She has moved up quite a bit in her job and passed me sometime last year in the salary area. I'm more pissed because I had to take a pay cut than I am that my wife makes more than me. I've been looking around at jobs and there's no way I'll relocate for a job now. Hers is rock steady and there are lots of layoffs in my industry.