Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $53K to $64K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $77K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Clinical Applications Specialists earning an average of $83K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.