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Ergonomist Salary

Median pay for Ergonomists in the United States is around $77K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. 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. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$54,710 - $108,565
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MEDIAN: $76,616
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$19.87 - $52.85
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$54,710 - $108,565  
   
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$0.00 - $12,089  
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$52,257 - $112,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $52.85  
   
Overtime
$34.14 - $50.03  
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$0.00 - $12,089  
   
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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$52,257 - $112,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Ergonomists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $68K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $78K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Ergonomists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $96K on average.

Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%