Ergonomist Salary

For Ergonomists, yearly average wages total $77K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Ergonomists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Ergonomists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,291 - $109,119
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$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,047
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$16.37 - $51.52
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$16
$32
$52
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,291 - $109,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,456  
Total Pay (?
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$49,926 - $115,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,456  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,926 - $115,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Ergonomist

  • Assist in developing and engineering ergonomic equipment used to increase work productivity and employee safety.
  • Conduct safety training and education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment and practice, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Recommend equipment to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods or processes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ergonomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Ergonomists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $65K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $78K. Ergonomists bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%