Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Machine Builders who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Machine Builders see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.