Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Backhoe Operators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $32K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $32K. Backhoe Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $50K.