How Much Do I/O Psychologists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

I/O Psychologists

I/O Psychologists apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training, and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$112690 per year
Hourly wage
$54 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$57,440 to $69,780 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$28 to $34 per hour

Entry-level Industrial-Organizational Psychologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $57,440 to $69,780 per year or $28 to $34 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $93 $192,800
Senior (Top 25%) $66 $137,930
Middle (Mid 50%) $46 $96,270
Junior (Bottom 25%) $34 $69,780
No experience (Bottom 10%) $28 $57,440

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $57 $119,100
NJ $51 $106,570
OH $47 $98,770
PA $46 $95,000
TX $31 $64,820

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid I/O Psychologists are in the states of CA, NJ, OH, PA and TX.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scientific Research and Development Services $150910 $72.55
Local Government $112020 $53.86
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $104470 $50.22
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $98840 $47.52
State Government $86460 $41.57

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