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Human Factors Engineer Salary

A Human Factors Engineer earns an average salary of $80,547 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$59,752 - $117,394
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,547
10%
50%
90%

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$21.98 - $66.00
(Median)
$22
$33
$66
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,752 - $117,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $4,750  
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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$57,389 - $122,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$21.98 - $66.00  
   
Overtime
$35.10 - $90.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $4,750  
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).
)
$57,389 - $122,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Human Factors Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Human Factors Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Human Factors Engineer Salaries

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 3%

Usability Testing
0%

User Interface Design
0%

National Average
$81,000

User Research
up arrow 5%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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