Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Machine Builders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $52K.