Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Press Brake Operators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $31K to $34K. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Press Brake Operators after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.