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. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $96K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $108K. For Clinical Research Principal Investigators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $132K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $135K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Just over a half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third 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-seventh.