If you have been in the work force for a while you have skillsets and experience that many companies crave for. However, you must properly leverage your experience in order to fully earn what you are deserving of. You must truly understand what you can offer a company–experience that equates to results and getting the most from work situations.
Also, research what companies are looking for via experience. Examine corporate websites, Facebook and LinkedIn company pages and look at present ememployees what value they bring to their companies.
Don’t be afraid to ask around about other professionals’ experience to see where you can improve on–but the bottomline is that you definitely can offer and even leverage you work experience to better opportunities to grow your career–you just need to understand what is wanted out in the job market.