How Much Should You Pay for an Office Chair?

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Your office chair is one of the most important pieces of furniture you own. It's where you spend hours every day, so it's worth investing in a good one. But how much should you spend?

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding how much to spend on an office chair. The most important thing is to find one that fits your body and your needs. You don't want to spend too much or too little, and you don't want to end up with a chair that's uncomfortable or doesn't fit your work style.

So what's the best way to choose an office chair? In the following blog, we'll give you a few of our favorite tips:

  • Consider your budget
  • Consider your body size
  • Consider your work style
  • Consider your work environment

1. Consider your budget.

Office chairs can range from $50 to even several thousands of dollars! First and foremost it is important to understand your budget and how much you are able to spend on an office chair.

This plays a role in whether you are going to purchase an ergonomic office chair, or even a much simpler and cheaper chair. Generally the more money you are willing to invest in your chair the better quality chair you are able to get. That means a chair with better adjustability and higher quality material that will last longer. Of course not all of us can afford the luxury of spending thousands of dollars on an ergonomic office chair.

If you are a person that is on a tight budget, yet you still want to invest in a high quality ergonomic chair, check out this blog about the 5 best ergonomic chairs under $300.

2. Consider your body size.

This plays a huge role in finding out what type of chair you need and ultimately, how much you should pay for your office chair.

For example, office chairs with adjustable arm rests or a height-adjustable lumbar support would be great for you if you're smaller, but may not be as important if you are on the taller side.

Similarly, office chairs that are designed for people up to 6'2" tall will likely be too low or uncomfortable if you're much taller.

So make sure you consider your body size when choosing your office chair, and pay attention to any adjustments or customizations available to help ensure maximum comfort and support. If you need help finding out what chair to choose for your body type, feel free to contact us and we will help guide you on choosing the right office chair for your body type,


3. Consider your work style.

How you use your office chair is also an important consideration when choosing one. For example, if you have a job that requires a lot of sitting and minimal moving around, you may want to invest in a more supportive office chair with added cushioning or lumbar support.

On the other hand, if you need to be up and moving around a lot throughout the day, you may want to consider an office chair that is more lightweight and mobile, with casters or wheels for easy mobility.

No matter what type of office work you do, be sure to choose an office chair that fits your work style – after all, you'll likely be spending lots of time sitting in it!

Recommendation for intensive use (long shifts): 

The Office Master IU72 -This chair is one of our most popular intensive use ergonomic chair. It is designed for office workers who spend long hours in their office chairs and need additional lumbar support to keep their backs comfortable. With its contoured seat, adjustable backrest and lumbar pad, the Office Master IU72 can provide the support you need to stay comfy and focused all day long.

4. Consider your office environment.

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The place you work is another key factor in understanding how much you should invest in your chair. For example, a person working in a hospital or in a health care environment is going to need a seat that is made up of a fabric that is wipeable, such as leather. A fabric like this is more expensive than a normal polyester fabric.

Another example is the type of floor you are working on. Different casters work well on different floors, whether it's carpet, wood, tile, etc...

By taking your office environment into consideration when choosing your office chair, you can ensure that you get the right chair at a price point that suits both your budget and your needs.


Our Recommendations for each price range:

Low-Budget Office Chair: Office Master BC42

The Office Master BC42 is one of our most popular low cost office chairs. With its minimalistic build, this chair is best suited for those who are looking for a basic chair at a significantly low price. In terms of adjustments, the BC42 offers a pneumatic lift (general seat lift) and a backrest height/depth adjustment.


Medium Budget Office Chair: Office Master YS72

Another highly popular chair, the Office Master YS72 is a great mid back ergonomic task chair. This chair is made with a mesh back and comes equipped with plenty of adjustable features. This chair is for those who are looking for that upper quality yet don't want to spend above $500.


OfficeMaster Chairs - IU72-2 - Office Master 24-Seven Intensive Use Mid Back Ergonomic Task Chair


High Budget Office Chair: Office Master MX88IU

This heavy duty office chair is intended for vey long shifts and for larger body types. It can hold users up to 400 lbs and still maintains a sleek design that doesn't look too intimidating.


OfficeMaster Chairs - MX88IU-2 - Office Master Maxwell Intensive Use 24-7 Heavy Duty High Back Chair



When it comes to office chairs, there are many factors to consider in order to find the perfect chair for you. Your budget, body size, work style, and office environment all play a role in what type of office chair is best for you.

No matter what your needs may be, we have an office chair that will fit your needs and budget. Our team of experts are here to help guide you through the process of finding the right office chair for you so that you can be comfortable and productive at work.

Feel free to check out our complete catalogue and find your next office chair today!


Hadar Ziv
VP Operations | OfficeMasterChairs.com
Leading Expert in Ergonomic Seating Solutions

"At OfficeMasterChairs.com, we've been transforming workspaces into comfortable, productive environments for over 15 years. Our mission is to help you achieve the perfect balance of comfort and productivity."