Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is $74,591 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in SAS is associated with high pay for this job.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$39,766 - $108,500
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MEDIAN: $74,590
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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$14.40 - $120.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,766 - $108,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,669  
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $14,000  
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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$39,023 - $120,240  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $120.00  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $49.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,669  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $14,000  
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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$39,023 - $120,240  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

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Pay Difference By Location

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$76,000
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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

SAS
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SPSS
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National Average
$76,000

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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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