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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Lab Section Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $81K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.