Ergonomist Salary

Earnings for Ergonomists in the United States come in at around $77K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Ergonomists (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ergonomists. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,886 - $110,255

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$16.37 - $51.52

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$54,886 - $110,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,533  
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$50,535 - $114,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $44.02  
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$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: 18 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $63K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Ergonomists make a median salary of $94K. 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 22%

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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

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: 79% employee benefits None: 7%
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