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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $39K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Computer Aided Design Operators see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Computer Aided Design Operators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $50K.