Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
990 14.1 % $44.38 $92,320 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.13 $31.70 $37.19 $53.24 $76.44
Annual Wage (2) $52,270 $65,940 $77,350 $110,740 $158,990


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 330 0.03 $45.70 $95,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 240 0.04 $42.94 $89,320
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $36.85 $76,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 0.00 $50.11 $104,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $50.61 $105,270

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 240 0.04 $42.94 $89,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 330 0.03 $45.70 $95,060
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $36.85 $76,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.00 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $39.03 $81,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $50.61 $105,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $50.11 $104,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 330 0.03 $45.70 $95,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 240 0.04 $42.94 $89,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $39.03 $81,190


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 90 0.03 3.76 $44.95 $93,500
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 1.05 $50.37 $104,770
Ohio 40 0.01 1.06 $40.52 $84,290
California 40 0.00 0.32 $58.13 $120,910




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 90 0.03 3.76 $44.95 $93,500
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 1.05 $50.37 $104,770
Ohio 40 0.01 1.06 $40.52 $84,290
California 40 0.00 0.32 $58.13 $120,910




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 0.32 $58.13 $120,910
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 1.05 $50.37 $104,770
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $45.83 $95,330
Massachusetts 90 0.03 3.76 $44.95 $93,500
Ohio 40 0.01 1.06 $40.52 $84,290





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 90 0.04 5.06 $50.00 $104,000




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 90 0.04 5.06 $50.00 $104,000




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 90 0.04 5.06 $50.00 $104,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $45.83 $95,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.62 $74,090


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016