Salary for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

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Also known as:  Engineering Psychologist, Human Resources Psychologist, I/O Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Management Psychologist, Organizational Psychologist, Organizational Research Consultant, Personnel Research Psychologist

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Industrial-organizational psychologists are involved in the recruitment, hiring, training, and assessment of employees. They create tests which help to determine employee placement, develop and implement training programs tailored to the needs of different learning styles, conduct studies of the work environment, and provide expert testimony in work-related lawsuits. These professionals may also write white papers and reports ontheir findings, and are expected to keep current on trends and changes in psychology. Master's or doctoral degrees are required in this profession.

A Industrial-Organizational Psychologist can receive salaries ranging between $57,440 to $192,800 depending on the level of education. will normally receive an average salary of one hundred and twelve thousand six hundred and ninety dollars each year.

can receive the best pay in California, where they can earn an average pay rate of approximately $119,100. People in this career receive the best pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive wages of $137,100.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 54.15 percent nationwide in that time.

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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,100
Finance and Insurance
$106,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,600
Educational Services
$100,360
Public Administration
$98,380
Health Care and Social Assistance
$93,580

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$93,580
Public Administration
$98,380
Educational Services
$100,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,600
Finance and Insurance
$106,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,100