Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Industrial Organizational Psychologists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 70.
  • Industrial Organizational Psychologists in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earn an average of $136,940 per year or $65.84 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Industrial Organizational Psychologists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 26%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Industrial Organizational Psychologists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 11%.

Rankings for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

  • Ranks #1 in California for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn an average of $136,940 or $65.84 per hour which is 11% more than the California average salary of $123,090.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$65.84$59.1811.25%
Annual Salary$136,940$123,09011.25%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn an average of $136,940 or $65.84 per hour which is 20% more than the U.S. average salary of $113,320.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimU.S.%
Hourly Wage$65.84$54.4820.85%
Annual Salary$136,940$113,32020.84%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Industrial Organizational Psychologists in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earns an average annual salary of $122,388 which compares to the California average annual salary of $123,090. per year.

Cost-of-living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 12% higher than the California average, which means Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $123,090.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $111,515.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average salary is $136,940.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim cost-of-living adjusted salary is $122,388.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim$136,940111.89%$122,388
California$123,090110.38%$111,515
U.S.$113,320$113,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 50% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn between $105,500 and $135,070 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn more than $0, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Industrial Organizational Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn under $82,540, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Industrial Organizational Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $82,540
15%2 – 4 years10$82,540 – $105,500
25%5 – 9 years18$105,500 – $119,510
25%10 – 14 years18$119,510 – $135,070
15%15 – 20 years10$119,510 – $0
10%20+ years7Above $0
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $136,940, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Industrial Organizational Psychologists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($141,130).

However, Industrial Organizational Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,610), Social Workers ($69,540), Health Care Social Workers ($81,660), School Psychologists ($90,010), Forensic Psychologists ($112,390), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($122,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$141,130
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$136,940
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$122,170
Forensic Psychologists$112,390
School Psychologists$90,010
Health Care Social Workers$81,660
Social Workers$69,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Industrial Organizational Psychologists

The number of Industrial Organizational Psychologists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 70.

Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn an average of $136,940 per year or $65.84 per hour in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Industrial Organizational Psychologists earn an average of $122,388 per year or $59 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim are Psychology Teachers($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($122,170).


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