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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $32K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $64K.