Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

7.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
6%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
13.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$88,950
or $42.76 hourly
VOLUME
290,190
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 6% (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 13.7% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' was $88,950, or $42.76 hourly
'Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists' are paid 112.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 290,190 people employed as Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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