Ergonomists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $74K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Ergonomists (54 percent) survey respondents. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage.

$53,487 - $113,318
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$53K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,045
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$16.06 - $64.11
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$16
$37
$64
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,487 - $113,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,848  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,852 - $117,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.06 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,848  
   
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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$50,852 - $117,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $77K. For Ergonomists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Ergonomists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $105K.

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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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