The average pay for a Human Factors Engineer is $81,072 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Human Factors Engineer Total Pay (?
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$59,202 - $114,900
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MEDIAN: $81,072
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Human Factors Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.77 - $62.85
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,202 - $114,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,773  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $4,250  
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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$58,574 - $119,379  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $62.85  
   
Overtime
$40.29 - $61.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,773  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $4,250  
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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$58,574 - $119,379  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Human Factors Engineer
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Human Factors Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Portland
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$82,000
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Experience Affects Human Factors Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%
Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Human Factors Engineer Salaries

National Average
$82,000
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Usability Testing
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User Research
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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