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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $74K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Industrial-Organizational Psychologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Industrial-Organizational Psychologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,092 - $108,579
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,092 - $108,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,669  
Profit Sharing
$6,000 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,758 - $121,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $175.00  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $41.27  
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,669  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,758 - $121,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Industrial/organizational psychologists assist in research design, assessment exercises, interviews, and survey work for organizations. Their goal is to analyze human behavior and interactions in a workplace environment. These psychologists work with a small team to improve selection tools, testing programs, policies, and other human-resources issues. This often involves counseling management, as well as activities such as focus groups, presentations, survey administration, and interpreting research results. Industrial/organizational psychologists regularly communicate with both high- and low-level employees with a minimal knowledge of the involved topics, so the ability to clearly explain the work to non-psychologists is essential. This position requires regular analysis of relevant research, as well as the innovation and creativity to find data and improvements for their organization. Industrial/organizational psychologists generally work full time in an office environment, and some travel or teleconferencing may be required to work with remote offices. Industrial/organizational psychologists may also provide instruction to junior psychologists on their team, depending on the position.

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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Tasks

  • Develop and implement employee selection and placement, training and performance programs.
  • Advise management of training needs via a gap analysis.
  • Observe and interview workers, write reports on research findings and implications.
  • Administer competency tests, rating scales and psychological tests.
  • Work with management to reorganize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

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Popular Skills for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist


Professional skills reported by Industrial-Organizational Psychologists are few in number. Data Analysis and SAS are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know SAS.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $88K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $105K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $107K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries


SAS
up arrow 4%

SPSS
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%