Ergonomist Salary

Earnings for Ergonomists in the United States come in at around $78K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Ergonomists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$55,798 - $110,486
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,726
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$16.43 - $51.28
(Median)
$16
$33
$51
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,798 - $110,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,533  
Total Pay (?
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$50,535 - $114,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Hourly Rate
$16.43 - $51.28  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $48.83  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,533  
   
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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$50,535 - $114,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


For many Ergonomists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $98K.

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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%
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