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It’s That Time ... The 2022 SIOP Income and Employment Survey Is Here

The SIOP Income and Employment Survey is conducted every 3 years to gather data about current salaries, employment trends, and conditions in the field of I-O psychology. Your input to this important survey is critical to ensuring that the results are representative for your practice area and provide relevant benchmarks so that members like you can use the survey report during compensation conversations with employers.

The survey topics covered include variables that are typically correlated with income, trends over time, information about supplementary income, and the impact of COVID-19 on salary and income. You can access prior income survey reports here to determine the types of information you will be requested to provide.

Data you provide can help organizations make compensation decisions as well as allow current and potential I-O psychologists to gauge how they are or should be compensated for their work. Results will be published in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) and on the SIOP website. 

The survey will close April 10, 2022. Please gather your 2021 salary/income, pay raise, benefits, and bonus information to help you complete the survey, and access the survey via the invitation email sent by SIOP President Steven Rogelberg on March 28 or via this direct link!

2022 SIOP Salary Survey FAQs

What is the salary survey and what is its purpose?
For more than 30 years, SIOP has conducted a triennial salary survey to gauge the income and employment of its members. The results are consistently provided in a detailed report accessible to members (e.g., Poteet, Parker, Herman, DuVernet, & Conley, 2017) and are often the subject of additional publications (e.g., Parker, Wiggins, Richard, Wright, Davison, & DuVernet, 2018). These reports summarize findings designed to understand the factors that impact income, including highest degree obtained, tenure, and employment sector (e.g., academic vs. practitioner, internal vs. external practitioner, etc.) as well as other demographic variables (e.g., gender, age, geographic location). By tracking average income levels for both membership as a whole and subcategories of membership, the society provides a valuable benchmark for members to understand their own market value as they progress in their careers. The research also helps to understand the drivers of income differences, as well as the career outlook for the field of I-O psychology. Past surveys have identified highest degree obtained, years of experience, area of employment, industry, gender, and age as significant factors impacting income. The continuation of these efforts also provide evidence of compensation and employment trends over time. 

How long will it take me?
Approximately 10-20 minutes. The survey asks about your employment for 2021, so it may help you prepare to have your employment records from that year. We have provided a list of information that would be helpful to have ready on the information page of the survey. 

Am I eligible to participate and how do I access the survey?
If you are a current SIOP member who has paid dues for this year, you should have received an email from Steven Rogelberg with an invitation to participate using the personal link he provided. This is not applicable to students and is targeted toward members who are currently employed. 

Who will see my information?
The survey is being administered by a third party who is not associated with the Salary Survey Subcommittee. All results will be analyzed and aggregated by the third party before being shared with the subcommittee, so we will only see results in aggregate form. We will not report on any results with a sample size under 10. 

When and where can I see the results?
We anticipate aggregated results to be reported to SIOP membership in fall 2022. There will be a TIP article and other publications widely available for SIOP membership (see the SIOP website for reports on previous salary survey administrations). We have also submitted a session to be presented at SIOP that will report on our findings. 

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