desk height chart calculator

Sitting and Standing Desk Height Chart

Health & Fitness Standing Desk

The sitting and standing desk height chart will help you properly set up your sitting, standing or treadmill desk, to prevent any neck or back pain.  

In order to make a correct measurement, please make sure that you take into account the height of your shoes. This can easily add another 1/2 inch to your height, thus altering the correct desk height.  

The correct height is only the first step in setting up your ergonomic workstation. Check out our guide on how to set up your workspace correctly.

Selecting the correct height can prevent any back pain, but if you are using a standing desk make sure that you don’t exceed the recommended standing time. This can lead to additional issues.

Other tips 

Adjust monitor height

Now that you have your desk all set up, you need to do the same with your computer. The monitor needs to be placed at eye level, to prevent any neck pain. The screen should be tilted at 10-20 degrees and you need to stay at least 20 inches (50 cm)

Keyboard and mouse proper angle

Your keyboard and mouse should be placed so that you can reach all the keys, with your elbows at 90 degrees. When typing, your wrists should be straight. 

Lighting is also important

Another factor that a lot of people ignore is lighting. First of all, you should avoid any light source that produces glare on your screen. Also, it is important to have more than one light source, as a single one will tire your eyes. 

Note: This data above uses an average of male and female anthropometric dimensions; all data is based on the 1988 Anthropometric Survey of United States Army Personnel. Ethnic and population differences can vary dimensions by up to a couple inches.

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