Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

Average Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in the United States make around $74K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Industrial-Organizational Psychologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,444 - $112,519

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$12.00 - $162.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,444 - $112,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,675  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $20,347  
Total Pay (?
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$37,807 - $120,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $162.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,675  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $20,347  
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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$37,807 - $120,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, SAS, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 16 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. 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.


Industrial-Organizational Psychologists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $63K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $110K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 23%

SAS
up arrow 16%


Organizational Development
up arrow 7%

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National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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