2023 Salary Report for Industrial Organizational Psychologists
The average salary for Industrial Organizational Psychologists is $113,320. The three states that pay Industrial Organizational Psychologists the most are California ($123,090), Oregon ($110,840) and Virginia ($108,700).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the states that pay Industrial Organizational Psychologists the highest average annual salary are California ($111,515), Ohio ($111,343) and Oregon ($108,010).
When adjusted for cost-of-living the three states that pay Industrial Organizational Psychologists the least are Massachusetts ($67,610), Virginia ($107,645) and Oregon ($108,010).
The following table shows the average yearly salary for Industrial Organizational Psychologists in each state and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for the cost-of-living (COLA) in that state.
The three states with the highest positive cost-of-living gap are Ohio ($9,253), Virginia ($-1,055) and Oregon ($-2,830).
Salary Range by Education and Experience
About 50% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists in the United States earn between $79,590 and $135,070 with an experience level that ranges between 5 to 14 years.
About 10% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists in the U.S. earn more than $168,300, a rate for highly educated and experienced Industrial Organizational Psychologists.
Approximately 10% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists in the United States earn under $63,750, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Industrial Organizational Psychologists.
|10%||Less than a Year||61||Under $63,750|
|15%||2 – 4 years||92||$63,750 – $79,590|
|25%||5 – 9 years||152||$79,590 – $105,310|
|25%||10 – 14 years||152||$105,310 – $135,070|
|15%||15 – 20 years||92||$135,070 – $168,300|
|10%||20+ years||61||Above $168,300|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
Industrial Organizational Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,490), Social Workers ($54,880), Marriage and Family Therapists ($59,660), Health Care Social Workers ($62,310), School Psychologists ($82,770), Psychology Teachers ($88,390), Forensic Psychologists ($98,010), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($99,640).
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||$113,320|
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$99,640|
|Health Care Social Workers||$62,310|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$59,660|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$53,490|
State-by-State Demand for Industrial Organizational Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by the year 2030, the total demand for Industrial Organizational Psychologists will be 5,000 with an average yearly openings of 300.
The three states needing the most Industrial Organizational Psychologists are California (1,900), Virginia (490) and New Jersey (350).
The three states needing the highest percentage of new Industrial Organizational Psychologists are Oregon (33.3%), Arizona (28.6%) and Maryland (14.3%).
In the table below, find the states, sorted from highest to lowest, with the highest demand for Industrial Organizational Psychologists in 2030.
|State||2020||2030||% Change||Yearly Openings|
Projected Demand for Psychology Professions to 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the three professions needing the most new psychologists in the United States by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (402,600), Social Workers (377,400) and Health Care Social Workers (209,300).
The three professions needing the highest percentage of new psychologists in the United States by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (22.9%), Marriage and Family Therapists (16.3%) and Health Care Social Workers (13.2%).
|Title||2020||2030||Change||% Change||Avg. Yearly Openings|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||327,500||402,600||75,100||22.9%||41,000|
|Health Care Social Workers||184,900||209,300||24,400||13.2%||20,400|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||73,200||85,100||11,900||16.3%||8,500|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||4,900||5,000||100||2%||300|
10 Highest-Paying Cities
The top ten cities where Industrial Organizational Psychologists are paid the highest average yearly salary in the United States are shown in the table below.
The top two cities with the highest Industrial Organizational Psychologists salary in the United States are are Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim ($136,940) and Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro ($115,960).
When adjusted for the cost-of-living (COLA) the two cities that pay psychologists the most in the United States are are Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim ($122,388) and Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro ($109,738).
|City / Metro||Average Yearly Salary||Cost-of-Living Adjusted|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim||$136,940||$122,388|
State-by-State Industrial Organizational Psychologists Salary Summaries
See state-by-state summaries for the average annual salary, average hourly salary, cost-of-living adjusted salaries, current employment, 2030 projected employment, and the state’s current cost of living index.
Find links to the highest paid city reports and state salary reports.
Average Industrial Organizational Psychologists Salary: $123,090
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $111,515
Hourly Wage: $59.18
Highest Paid City / Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
Currently Employed: 270
2030 Expected Employment: 1,900
Cost-of-Living Index: 110.38
California Salary Report
Average Industrial Organizational Psychologists Salary: $72,640
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $67,610
Hourly Wage: $35
Highest Paid City / Area: N.A.
Currently Employed: 40
2030 Expected Employment: 250
Cost-of-Living Index: 107.44
Massachusetts Salary Report
Average Industrial Organizational Psychologists Salary: $110,840
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $108,010
Hourly Wage: $53.29
Highest Paid City / Area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
Currently Employed: 50
2030 Expected Employment: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 102.62
Oregon Salary Report
Average Industrial Organizational Psychologists Salary: $108,700
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $107,645
Hourly Wage: $52
Highest Paid City / Area: N.A.
Currently Employed: 30
2030 Expected Employment: 490
Cost-of-Living Index: 100.98
Virginia Salary Report
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