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 incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. Lab Section Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $79K.