Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Child Life Specialists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $37K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $39K. For Child Life Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.