Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of industrial-organizational psychologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare industrial-organizational psychologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,170
25th Percentile Wage
$62,490
50th Percentile Wage
$77,680
75th Percentile Wage
$98,180
90th Percentile Wage
$144,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial-organizational psychologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial-organizational psychologists is $144,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial-organizational psychologists is $52,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial-organizational psychologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201677,6800.59%10.58%
201577,2204.11%-
201474,0506.20%-
201269,460--

Compare Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of industrial-organizational psychologists in five industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for industrial-organizational psychologists occupations is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $87,380. The lowest paying industry is the public sector -- federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit industry (annual salary $71,680). For detailed industrial-organizational psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$87,380
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$77,680
State government, including schools and hospitals
$76,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,950
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$71,680

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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