Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
1,030 8.0 % $47.50 $98,800 6.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.45 $30.31 $40.18 $55.55 $80.78
Annual Wage (2) $48,780 $63,050 $83,580 $115,550 $168,020


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 $60.57 $125,980
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $32.43 $67,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $51.85 $107,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $49.71 $103,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $36.37 $75,650

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 $60.57 $125,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $51.85 $107,850
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $32.43 $67,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $49.71 $103,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $31.31 $65,120

Top paying industries for 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 $60.57 $125,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $51.85 $107,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $49.71 $103,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $36.37 $75,650
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $32.43 $67,440


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 190 0.06 7.45 $34.91 $72,610
California 150 0.01 1.29 (8) (8)
Minnesota 100 0.04 5.03 $48.22 $100,290
New York 90 0.01 1.29 $43.26 $89,980
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 1.79 $40.75 $84,750




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 190 0.06 7.45 $34.91 $72,610
Minnesota 100 0.04 5.03 $48.22 $100,290
Virginia 50 0.01 1.60 $53.31 $110,880
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 1.79 $40.75 $84,750
Ohio 30 0.01 0.84 $39.48 $82,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 50 0.01 1.60 $53.31 $110,880
Minnesota 100 0.04 5.03 $48.22 $100,290
New York 90 0.01 1.29 $43.26 $89,980
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 1.79 $40.75 $84,750
Ohio 30 0.01 0.84 $39.48 $82,110





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 7.33 $48.73 $101,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 5.75 $39.51 $82,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 2.80 $51.94 $108,030
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 10.13 $27.36 $56,920




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)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 10.13 $27.36 $56,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 7.33 $48.73 $101,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 5.75 $39.51 $82,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 2.80 $51.94 $108,030




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 50 0.02 2.80 $51.94 $108,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 7.33 $48.73 $101,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 5.75 $39.51 $82,180
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 10.13 $27.36 $56,920


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013