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 report a median income of $57K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Quality Assurance Managers in Houston who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $95K.