Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. For Project Directors with Microsoft Excel skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $129K.