Ergonomist Salary

Ergonomists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $77K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Ergonomists making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Ergonomists is high. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$54,727 - $110,541
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,654
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$16.56 - $50.87
(Median)
$17
$31
$51
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,727 - $110,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,660  
Profit Sharing
$725  
Commission
$12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$50,904 - $113,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.56 - $50.87  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,660  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$50,904 - $113,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

  • 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. For Ergonomists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $94K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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