Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Machine Builders, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. Machine Builders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $54K.