Ergonomist Salary

An average Ergonomist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $78K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Ergonomists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Ergonomists (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$55,798 - $110,486
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,726
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$16.37 - $51.52
(Median)
$16
$33
$52
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,798 - $110,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,573  
Total Pay (?
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$50,425 - $115,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $66.64  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,573  
   
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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$50,425 - $115,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $78K. Ergonomists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 11 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
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 7%
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