Ergonomist Salary

An average Ergonomist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Women make up a slight majority of Ergonomists (54 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,394 - $115,643
$51K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,152
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$17.49 - $49.41
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$36
$49
MEDIAN: $35.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,394 - $115,643  
   
Bonus
$789 - $15,383  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,571 - $119,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $49.41  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$789 - $15,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$49,571 - $119,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Ergonomist

Ergonomists work to ensure the efficiency and safety of various equipment and systems. They use scientific information to ensure the health, comfort, and safety of people who use their equipment. Ergonomists work in various environments. Many manufacturers and businesses employ ergonomists to prevent injuries to their employees. They work with plant personnel, office personnel, field safety personnel, assembly workers, and many others.

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Ergonomist Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ergonomist

Pay by Experience for an Ergonomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Ergonomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ergonomist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Ergonomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 24 salaries. An Ergonomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Ergonomist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%