Salary for Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

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Human factors engineers and ergonomists work to optimize productivity and human well-being by studying the interaction of humans with technology. These professionals take the results of their studies and apply them to the workplace, designing items, workflow processes, and equipment. They may also prepare reports on their findings and on general health and safety aspects of the workplace that can be improved through ergonomic design. Generally, Master's degrees are required for this position.

A Human FActor Engineer or Ergonomist will usually earn average salaries of around 56000 - 84000 based on experience. Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists can earn a salary of Seventy Eight Thousand Four Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists can make the highest salaries in Alaska, which has average pay of approximating $98790. People holding these jobs can obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they receive an average pay rate of $95710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.58 percent nationwide in that time.
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $95,710
Public Administration $87,560
Other Services (except Public Administration) $86,080
Information $85,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $84,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84,210
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,170
Retail Trade $75,170
Utilities $75,350
Educational Services $75,630
Transportation and Warehousing $76,530
Manufacturing $76,830