Section 10. Applied Psychology Positions (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

This section presents the salaries of those respondents whose positions may be called applied psychology (e.g., personnel selection, assessment, systems or equipment design, and organizational consultation, analysis or training) and whose current major field is industrial/ organizational psychology. Salaries for the 249 doctoral-level respondents are described in Figure 10 and Table 10.

Just over 43% of the respondents in these positions were employed in consulting firms. Thirty percent were in business and industry while 11% were self employed. Approximately 6% were working in government agencies and the criminal justice systems.

The overall median 11-12-month salary for doctoral-level industrial/organizational psychologists in 1997 was $80,000. Salaries of doctoral-level industrial/organizational psychologists also are examined by degree, age, gender, and salary change across years in the salary report by the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) entitled, Income of SIOP Members in 1994 (Zickar and Taylor, 1996).


Table 10: Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)--Doctoral-level, 11-12-Month Salaries for Selected Settings: 1997

Figure 10: Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)--Doctoral Level