Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Public Works Equipment Operators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $31K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $34K. For Public Works Equipment Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $42K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.