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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $24K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $27K on average. Small Engine Mechanics bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $37K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.