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Organizational Psychology Schools

As a professor or instructor of organizational psychology classes at one of the 252 accredited organizational psychology schools in the country, you play a influential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in organizational psychology academia which includes organizational psychology training at the following levels:

  • Organizational Psychology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelors degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Masters degree in Organizational Psychology
  • PhD degree in Organizational Psychology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Organizational psychology professionals

1,140 1,240 1,460 1,710 1,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

1,420 organizational psychology professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 25%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Organizational psychology professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by organizational psychology professionals was $87,330 in 2010. This is 67% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Organizational Psychology

$86,420 $80,820 $77,010 $83,260 $87,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for organizational psychology professionals have grown by 1%.

Educational Trends

National Organizational Psychology Student enrollment growth by degree

39 64 56 68 62
3,418 3,524 3,446 3,435 3,477
316 389 456 292 265
3,298 2,571 2,501 2,600 2,898
205 202 262 315 211
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Grey: Certificate in Organizational Psychology

The career outlook for organizational psychology professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 7,276 students graduated from organizational psychology degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 6,913 students graduated from organizational psychology schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 5% decline in the number of organizational psychology graduates. This decline in the number of students graduating from organizational psychology courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Organizational Psychology Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering organizational psychology programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 88 organizational psychology schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 252 schools.

Organizational Psychology Faculty Salaries

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  1. California25 Schools
  2. Pennsylvania23 Schools
  3. Illinois18 Schools
  4. Ohio18 Schools
  5. New York15 Schools
  6. Texas11 Schools
  7. Florida11 Schools
  8. Arizona10 Schools
  9. Michigan9 Schools
  10. Minnesota9 Schools
  11. Massachusetts8 Schools
  12. Connecticut7 Schools
  13. Missouri7 Schools
  14. Virginia7 Schools
  15. North Carolina6 Schools
  16. Kentucky6 Schools
  17. Colorado6 Schools
  18. Tennessee5 Schools
  19. Nebraska5 Schools
  20. Georgia5 Schools
  21. Indiana3 Schools
  22. Iowa3 Schools
  23. Oklahoma3 Schools
  24. Alabama3 Schools
  25. South Carolina3 Schools
  26. Washington State3 Schools
  27. Kansas2 Schools
  28. Louisiana2 Schools
  29. Arkansas2 Schools
  30. Maryland2 Schools
  31. New Hampshire2 Schools
  32. Wisconsin2 Schools
  33. New Jersey2 Schools
  34. Idaho1 Schools
  35. Rhode Island1 Schools
  36. South Dakota1 Schools
  37. Utah1 Schools
  38. Delaware1 Schools
  39. Mississippi1 Schools
  40. Vermont1 Schools
  41. Washington DC1 Schools
  42. Hawaii1 Schools

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