Salary for Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

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Also known as:  Efficiency Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Production Engineer

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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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Information
$105,100
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$104,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$103,870
Public Administration
$101,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,180
Utilities
$99,950

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$77,910
Health Care and Social Assistance
$81,920
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,170
Retail Trade
$84,280
Educational Services
$85,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$89,860