Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Project Assistants, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $36K to $41K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $42K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Project Assistants encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $44K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.