Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,040 8.3 % $42.29 $87,960 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.83 $30.29 $38.62 $51.68 $67.50
Annual Wage (2) $49,570 $63,010 $80,330 $107,490 $140,390


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)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 290 0.03 $38.31 $79,680
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $35.30 $73,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $53.22 $110,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $35.54 $73,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $40.83 $84,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 290 0.03 $38.31 $79,680
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $35.30 $73,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $53.22 $110,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $35.54 $73,920

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 90 0.01 $53.22 $110,700
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $51.93 $108,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $43.49 $90,470
Employment Services (8) (8) $43.32 $90,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $40.83 $84,930


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)
Massachusetts 210 0.06 8.18 $38.47 $80,010
New York 90 0.01 1.39 $46.43 $96,560
Minnesota 90 0.03 4.33 $46.20 $96,090
North Carolina 80 0.02 2.65 $32.18 $66,940
California 70 0.00 0.60 $48.93 $101,770




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)
Massachusetts 210 0.06 8.18 $38.47 $80,010
Mississippi 30 0.03 3.64 $32.43 $67,460
Minnesota 90 0.03 4.33 $46.20 $96,090
North Carolina 80 0.02 2.65 $32.18 $66,940
Virginia 50 0.01 1.71 $49.33 $102,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $60.50 $125,830
Virginia 50 0.01 1.71 $49.33 $102,610
California 70 0.00 0.60 $48.93 $101,770
New York 90 0.01 1.39 $46.43 $96,560
Minnesota 90 0.03 4.33 $46.20 $96,090





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 7.21 $42.88 $89,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 6.35 $46.71 $97,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 1.62 $48.52 $100,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 2.90 $47.57 $98,940




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 7.21 $42.88 $89,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 6.35 $46.71 $97,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 2.90 $47.57 $98,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 1.62 $48.52 $100,920




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 1.62 $48.52 $100,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 2.90 $47.57 $98,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 6.35 $46.71 $97,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 7.21 $42.88 $89,190


About May 2013 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 mean 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

Recommend this page using: