Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. Civil Engineers in Phoenix who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Civil Engineers in Phoenix, Ariz. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $82K.