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. Starting out, salaries fall in the $55K range but grow to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $79K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job, and Computer Security Specialists tend to earn $100K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range.