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Ergonomist Salary

Median pay for Ergonomists in the United States is around $77K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Ergonomists is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Ergonomists making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,478 - $110,255
(Median)
$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,385
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$16.31 - $51.82
(Median)
$16
$32
$52
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,478 - $110,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,533  
Total Pay (?
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$49,926 - $115,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.31 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$49,926 - $115,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Ergonomists. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $78K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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