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How will your organizational psychology education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a organizational psychology degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. The US has 256 brick and mortar organizational psychology schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have organizational psychology programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in organizational psychology were earned by 6,913 students in the US. Of these students, 211 graduated from certificate programs in organizational psychology, 3,539 graduated from undergraduate programs in organizational psychology, and 3,163 graduated from graduate-level programs in organizational psychology.


Students can pursue education in organizational psychology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Doctoral Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Certificate in Organizational Psychology

Organizational psychology students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying organizational psychology:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Personnel Selection
  • Written and Verbal Comprehension
  • Training in Organizations
  • Judgment and Decision Making


The average tuition at organizational psychology schools around the nation was $28,449 per year in 2010. The organizational psychology schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The organizational psychology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of North Carolina at Charlotte - located in Charlotte, North Carolina, students paid $4,427
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

How will your organizational psychology job compare?

The highest percentage of organizational psychology graduates pursue careers as organizational psychologists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 1,420 organizational psychologists were working in the US. The largest numbers of organizational psychologists work in the following states:

  1. Massachusetts - 190 Organizational Psychologists
  2. Texas - 130 Organizational Psychologists
  3. Maryland - 100 Organizational Psychologists

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for organizational psychologists to be the fastest in these states:

  1. North Carolina - 32%
  2. Florida - 21%
  3. Maryland - 16%


On average, an organizational psychologist earns a salary of $94,930 per year in the US. However, the salary for an organizational psychologist can greatly vary based on factors such as shift differentials, your employer or your boss. An organizational psychologist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $46,380 per year to more than $154,710 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for an organizational psychologist:

  1. Minnesota - $117,850 per year
  2. North Carolina - $102,080 per year
  3. Pennsylvania - $94,670 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for organizational psychologists:

  1. Illinois - $65,110 per year
  2. South Carolina - $66,960 per year
  3. Washington DC - $81,430 per year

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organizational psychology?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,420 $114,040 32.7%