Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Machine Builders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Machine Builders bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $54K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.