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 $65K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $77K. Salary increase slows as Database Administrators with Visual Basic (VB) skills pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $80K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third 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 7 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.