Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

The average Industrial-Organizational Psychologist in the United States earns approximately $75K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,749 - $113,526
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MEDIAN: $75,109
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$9.30 - $242.40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,749 - $113,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,579  
Profit Sharing
$6,000 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,396 - $122,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $242.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,579  
   
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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$38,396 - $122,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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


Survey results suggest that Industrial-Organizational Psychologists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, SAS, Organizational Development, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 20 percent. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of SPSS.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $91K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $109K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $110K.

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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 20%

SAS
up arrow 13%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

SPSS
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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