Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries fall in the $33K range but grow to $37K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $41K after 10 to 20 years. Kitchen Designers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.