Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salary

Pay for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. For the most part, Industrial-Organizational Psychologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,056 - $122,261
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MEDIAN: $71,074
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$11.53 - $51.82
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$0$125K
Salary $39,056 - $122,261
Bonus $207.29 - $15,296
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$36,530 - $125,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.53 - $51.82
Overtime $40.98
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $207.29 - $15,296
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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$36,530 - $125,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 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


Industrial-Organizational Psychologists report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Organizational Development. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of SPSS.

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: $72,102

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

Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, 41 percent above the national average. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent) and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in New York.

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Key Stats for Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲82%

▲55%

▲30%

National Average
$72,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Salaries

Training Program Development
▲29%

SAS
▲20%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$72,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 20%
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