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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $30K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $35K. Correctional Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.