Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

7.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
7%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$95,300
or $45.81 hourly
VOLUME
293,950
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 7% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% by 2031
'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' was $95,300, or $45.81 hourly
'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' are paid 108.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as human factors engineers and ergonomists?

As of 2021 there were 293,950 people employed as Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists within the United States.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 479 people are employed as Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists.

Job description

Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

SOC Code: 17-2112.01

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