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Highest Paying States for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

The highest paying states for industrial-organizational psychologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of industrial-organizational psychologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $126,550, Pennsylvania is the highest paying state for industrial-organizational psychologists. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $119,130). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of industrial-organizational psychologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Pennsylvania
$126,550
$54,560 50
2 Virginia
$119,130
$54,310 310
3 Minnesota
$102,020
$45,070 80
4 California
$81,570
$64,940 40
5 Massachusetts
$75,840
$54,020 120
6 New York
$74,340
$64,920 150
7 North Carolina
$72,790
$63,860 80
8 Ohio
$68,950
$51,580 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of industrial-organizational psychologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for industrial-organizational psychologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.