A Standing Desk
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5 Quick Tips

Wear comfortable shoes that you would wear while using the desk. If you stand on an anti-fatigue mat, make sure it’s in place when you measure.
Stand in front of the desk, then bend your arms at the elbow so that they are at 90 degrees to the floor. Factor in your keyboard height by adjusting the work surface height slightly lower than your elbow.
Adjust the height of the monitor to prevent eye strain and neck strain. Place the monitor so the top of the screen sits just below eye level, and then tilt it 10 degrees upward.
Place the monitor so the screen is a comfortable arm’s length from your face to prevent shoulder and neck strain. The ideal distance is usually between 20 and 40 inches.
Once you’ve tried it, check your comfort! Comfort is your best guide, so if you find you’re not comfortable at the end of the day, make an adjustment.

Size Chart

I am 5' feet

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
42
Inches
The height of your keyboard
24
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
57
Inches
The height of your keyboard
39
Inches

I am 5'1"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
44
Inches
The height of your keyboard
24
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
58
Inches
The height of your keyboard
39
Inches

I am 5'2"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
44
Inches
The height of your keyboard
24
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
59
Inches
The height of your keyboard
40
Inches

I am 5'3"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
45
Inches
The height of your keyboard
24
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
60
Inches
The height of your keyboard
40
Inches

I am 5'4"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
46
Inches
The height of your keyboard
25
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
16
Inches
The height of your monitor
61
Inches
The height of your keyboard
41
Inches

I am 5'5"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
47
Inches
The height of your keyboard
25
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
62
Inches
The height of your keyboard
42
Inches

I am 5'6"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
47
Inches
The height of your keyboard
26
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
63
Inches
The height of your keyboard
43
Inches

I am 5'7"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
48
Inches
The height of your keyboard
26
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
17
Inches
The height of your monitor
64
Inches
The height of your keyboard
43
Inches

I am 5'8"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
49
Inches
The height of your keyboard
26
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
65
Inches
The height of your keyboard
44
Inches

I am 5'9"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
50
Inches
The height of your keyboard
27
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
66
Inches
The height of your keyboard
45
Inches

I am 5'10"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
50
Inches
The height of your keyboard
27
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
67
Inches
The height of your keyboard
46
Inches

I am 5'11"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
51
Inches
The height of your keyboard
28
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
68
Inches
The height of your keyboard
46
Inches

I am 6' feet

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
52
Inches
The height of your keyboard
28
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
69
Inches
The height of your keyboard
47
Inches

I am 6'1"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
52
Inches
The height of your keyboard
29
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
18
Inches
The height of your monitor
69
Inches
The height of your keyboard
47
Inches

I am 6'2"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
19
Inches
The height of your monitor
53
Inches
The height of your keyboard
29
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
19
Inches
The height of your monitor
70
Inches
The height of your keyboard
48
Inches

I am 6'3"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
20
Inches
The height of your monitor
54
Inches
The height of your keyboard
29
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
19
Inches
The height of your monitor
71
Inches
The height of your keyboard
49
Inches

I am 6'4"

When you are sitting

The height of your seat
20
Inches
The height of your monitor
55
Inches
The height of your keyboard
30
Inches

When you are standing

Change from sit to stand
19
Inches
The height of your monitor
72
Inches
The height of your keyboard
50
Inches

The Finer Points

With the rate that workplaces are adopting standing desks, it makes sense that one of the hottest ergonomic questions of the moment is “how high should a standing desk be?” After all, proper adjustment is crucial to getting the most out of a standing desk.

You can get an approximation of the right height based on our table of standing desk heights, but some fine tuning will be necessary, and we can explain why.

The Details

If you’re using an adjustable standing desk all day, finding the sweet spot makes all the difference.

The goal is to maintain proper posture and prevent strain that can creep in. An onsite ergonomic assessment can provide more targeted advice for fine tuning your adjustments.

Seated Height Adjustment

For a height adjustable workstation, the ability to adjust seated desk height can be another great ergonomic advantage. Most traditional seated desks are designed with a fixed height of 29”, which places the keyboard at the ideal height for someone who is 6’4” – hardly the average worker’s height. According to the most recent ANSI/BIFMA anthropometric studies, the average female in the U.S. workforce is 5’ 4”, and the average male is 5’ 10”. To meet the diverse needs of the shortest and tallest workers, you really need an adjustable height desk that can go from 22.5” to 48.5”.

Most Important Factor in Standing Desk Height

A fully adjustable desk allows you to adjust the desk height regardless of who is using the desk, or whether you’re wearing a different pair of shoes. Look for one that will support ergonomic working positions and meet your needs for flexibility. By focusing on comfort and remembering to alternate between sitting and standing, you will be able to establish an ideal standing desk height.