A Human Factors Engineer earns an average salary of $82,610 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in User Experience (UX) Design is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$61,073 - $122,594
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$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,609
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$22.64 - $63.62
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$64
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,073 - $122,594  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,311  
Profit Sharing
$60.00 - $27,500  
Total Pay (?
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$59,104 - $128,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.64 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$35.08 - $70.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,311  
   
Profit Sharing
$60.00 - $27,500  
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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$59,104 - $128,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Human Factors Engineer

A human factors engineer helps to develop various items and focuses on the needs of the human body. The engineer should have the goal of making the items as efficient and comfortable as possible and making sure that they conform to human structure and ability. The engineer should aim to create and improve items so that they can help humans perform tasks efficiently, while aiming to reduce strain on the body.

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Human Factors Engineer Tasks

  • Conduct operability and workload investigations, documenting findings.
  • Work with potential users to evaluate human-machine problems and improve methods.
  • Collect requirements and user needs for projects to identify human components for design.
  • Present findings in person, using wireframes, over the web and in reports.

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Experience Affects Human Factors Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Human Factors Engineer Salaries

User Experience (UX) Design
up arrow 30%


Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

User Research
up arrow 1%

Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$84,000

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 1%

User Interface Design
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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