Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $26K, which grow to $29K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $34K after one to two decades. For Assemblers, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.