Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

19-3032 Industrial-Organizational 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,020 11.7 % $50.27 $104,570 5.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.46 $31.92 $39.79 $66.11 $88.64
Annual Wage (2) $52,950 $66,390 $82,760 $137,510 $184,380


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.05 $59.28 $123,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.02 $47.40 $98,600
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $37.66 $78,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $32.33 $67,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $58.96 $122,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.05 $59.28 $123,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.02 $47.40 $98,600
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $37.66 $78,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $32.33 $67,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 0.00 $27.56 $57,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.05 $59.28 $123,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $58.96 $122,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $54.04 $112,400
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.02 $47.40 $98,600
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $37.66 $78,340


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 310 0.08 11.42 $57.82 $120,260
Massachusetts 120 0.04 4.86 $40.65 $84,550
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.14 $53.94 $112,200
Missouri 50 0.02 2.36 (8) (8)
New Jersey 30 0.01 1.08 $53.08 $110,410




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 310 0.08 11.42 $57.82 $120,260
Massachusetts 120 0.04 4.86 $40.65 $84,550
Missouri 50 0.02 2.36 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.14 $53.94 $112,200
New Jersey 30 0.01 1.08 $53.08 $110,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 310 0.08 11.42 $57.82 $120,260
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.14 $53.94 $112,200
New Jersey 30 0.01 1.08 $53.08 $110,410
Massachusetts 120 0.04 4.86 $40.65 $84,550
Florida (8) (8) (8) $36.91 $76,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 14.53 $58.65 $121,980




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 14.53 $58.65 $121,980




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 14.53 $58.65 $121,980


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017