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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Salary Information

The salary statistics of industrial-organizational psychologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of industrial-organizational psychologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The industrial-organizational psychologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,730
25th Percentile Wage
$62,280
50th Percentile Wage
$87,100
75th Percentile Wage
$132,560
90th Percentile Wage
$184,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial-organizational psychologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial-organizational psychologists is $184,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,730. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 263% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of industrial-organizational psychologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,100
4.98% 4.04%
2016
$82,760
6.54% -
2015
$77,350
0.52% -
2014
$76,950
-4.39% -
2013
$80,330
-4.05% -
2012
$83,580
- -

Table 2. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial-organizational psychologists in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for industrial-organizational psychologists occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $107,140. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $61,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$107,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$102,800
Manufacturing
$87,650
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$85,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$77,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$69,590
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,330
Educational Services
$61,370

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists by States

From the above tables we note that not only industrial-organizational psychologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of industrial-organizational psychologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $60,460 to $136,120. The highest paying state for industrial-organizational psychologists is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $136,120. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $60,460. For more salary information of industrial-organizational psychologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Tennessee
$136,120
Virginia
$125,070
Minnesota
$102,020
New Jersey
$98,060
Illinois
$92,930
California
$81,570
Pennsylvania
$74,460
New York
$74,340
North Carolina
$72,790
West Virginia
$71,720
Ohio
$68,950
Florida
$68,900
Massachusetts
$68,040
Mississippi
$60,460



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