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 salaries. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $59K to $68K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $79K. After 20 years in the field, Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 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 14 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.