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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

The average Industrial-Organizational Psychologist in the United States earns approximately $75K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Industrial-Organizational Psychologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,609 - $112,975
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MEDIAN: $75,109
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$14.50 - $177.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,609 - $112,975  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,132  
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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$38,475 - $121,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $177.39  
   
Overtime
$16.70 - $41.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,132  
   
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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$38,475 - $121,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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


Industrial-Organizational Psychologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Data Analysis, and SAS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Analysis to be familiar with SPSS as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $90K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $108K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $107K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 20%


SAS
up arrow 4%

SPSS
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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