Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Press Brake Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $34K. Press Brake Operators bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in eight.