The average pay for an Organizational Psychologist is $81,801 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$40,847 - $166,379
MEDIAN: $81,800

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$40,847 - $166,379  
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$41,213 - $166,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Organizational Psychologist

Organizational psychologists work with a company to administer rating scales, competency and psychological tests. Using gap analysis techniques, the organizational psychologists advise company management of any training needs that have been observed. They also work with management to reorganize the work environment to improve employee morale and productivity. Organizational psychologists are responsible for the development and implementation of employee selection, placement, training and performance programs. These mental health professionals observe and interview workers on various subjects--including their work environment--will write reports on the research findings and explain what that information implies about any need for improvement.


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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%