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 gets a salary of between $57,950 and $136,930 depending on the level of experience. get average salaries of ninety-three thousand six hundred and ten dollars every year.

can obtain the highest salaries in New Mexico, where they get normal pay levels of close to about $113,920. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Information, where they can get salary pay of $105,100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.41 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
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services