Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,110 9.4 % $43.30 $90,070 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.99 $31.50 $36.99 $51.07 $69.94
Annual Wage (2) $51,970 $65,530 $76,950 $106,230 $145,480


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 340 0.03 $39.95 $83,110
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $36.01 $74,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $53.15 $110,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $39.98 $83,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 (8) (8)

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 340 0.03 $39.95 $83,110
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $36.01 $74,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $53.15 $110,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $38.48 $80,040

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 $53.15 $110,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $50.69 $105,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $48.44 $100,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $39.98 $83,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 340 0.03 $39.95 $83,110


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 220 0.07 8.25 $39.71 $82,590
New York 150 0.02 2.03 $41.51 $86,340
Virginia 80 0.02 2.79 $45.64 $94,920
Minnesota 80 0.03 3.66 $48.09 $100,030
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 1.56 $44.61 $92,780




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 220 0.07 8.25 $39.71 $82,590
Mississippi 30 0.03 3.60 $33.45 $69,580
Minnesota 80 0.03 3.66 $48.09 $100,030
Virginia 80 0.02 2.79 $45.64 $94,920
New York 150 0.02 2.03 $41.51 $86,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 40 0.00 0.36 $50.76 $105,580
Minnesota 80 0.03 3.66 $48.09 $100,030
Virginia 80 0.02 2.79 $45.64 $94,920
Ohio 60 0.01 1.42 $44.99 $93,580
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 1.56 $44.61 $92,780





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 2.74 $41.63 $86,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 7.22 $39.21 $81,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 4.44 $46.13 $95,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 5.47 $48.09 $100,030




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 110 0.06 7.22 $39.21 $81,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 4.44 $46.13 $95,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 5.47 $48.09 $100,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 2.74 $41.63 $86,580




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 5.47 $48.09 $100,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 4.44 $46.13 $95,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 2.74 $41.63 $86,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 7.22 $39.21 $81,560


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015