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The average salary for a Human Factors Engineer is $82,670.
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$62k - $121k
$979 - $12k
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$117 - $10k
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$61k - $127k

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Job Description for Human Factors Engineer

Human Factors Engineer Tasks
  • 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.
  • Conduct operability and workload investigations, documenting findings.
  • Work with potential users to evaluate human-machine problems and improve methods.

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The top respondents for the job title Human Factors Engineer are from the companies Medtronic, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation and Flextronics International. Reported salaries are highest at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. where the average pay is $127,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Medtronic, Inc., earning around $91,935 and $78,614, respectively. Lear Corporation pays the lowest at around $64,091. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. and Flextronics International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,649 and $75,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Factors Engineer

Skills in User Research, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Factors Engineer

An entry-level Human Factors Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,369 based on 27 salaries. An early career Human Factors Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,060 based on 220 salaries. A mid-career Human Factors Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,782 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Human Factors Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,631 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,173.
Employees with Human Factors Engineer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.5% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22.2% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (20.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.7% less).

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