Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

Median pay for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $71K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,835 - $120,524
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MEDIAN: $71,027
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$11.53 - $51.82
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$0$122K
Salary $39,835 - $120,524
Bonus $204.26 - $15,129
Profit Sharing $5,000
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$38,977 - $122,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.53 - $51.82
Overtime $40.98
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $204.26 - $15,129
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$38,977 - $122,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist


Professional skills reported by Industrial-Organizational Psychologists are few in number. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, SAS, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 21 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Organizational Development. SPSS is a skill commonly found among those who know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Pay by Experience for an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 156 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Industrial-Organizational Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 25 salaries. An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,911

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent) and Los Angeles (+11 percent). New York ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲82%

▲55%

▲31%

National Average
$72,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Training Program Development
▲29%

SAS
▲21%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$72,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 20%
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