Ergonomists in the United States pull down an average of $73K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ergonomists. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,482 - $114,494
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$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,542
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$16.61 - $49.68
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MEDIAN: $36.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,482 - $114,494  
   
Bonus
$783 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,524 - $115,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.61 - $49.68  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$783 - $14,899  
   
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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$49,524 - $115,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $64K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $72K on average. Ergonomists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Ergonomists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

Key Stats for Ergonomist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Ergonomist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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