Average Salary For Industrial Psychologist In South Africa

Industrial psychology, also known as industrial-organizational or I-O psychology, is concerned with the study of human behavior in the workplace. Industrial psychologists study and evaluate a company’s culture, employee behavior, and work processes, and create or recommend programs and practices to improve employee productivity and organizational performance.

Below are salaries earned by an Industrial Psychologist Earn In South Africa

Industrial Psychologist Average Salary

The average salary for an Industrial Psychologist in SA is R 312 550 gross per year (R 26 050 gross per month), which is 11% higher than South Africa’s national average salary.

Salary Range: an Industrial Psychologist can expect an average starting salary of R 146 220. The highest salaries can exceed R 700 000.

Industrial Psychologist Salary Range – South Africa

R 146 220

Average salary
R 312 550

R 700 000

R 529 360

Industrial Psychologist – Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, an Industrial or Organizational Psychologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 216 000 gross per year.

An intermediate-level Industrial Psychologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 293 000, while an experienced Industrial Psychologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 529 000. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 615 000 yearly.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Industrial Psychologist in SA

Late Career▲ +97%
Experienced▲ +69%
Average SalaryR 312 550/year
Intermediate Level▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -31%

How much does an Industrial Psychologist make in South Africa?

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Industrial Psychologist is ZAR 844,868 a year and ZAR 406 an hour in Cape Town, South Africa. The average salary range for an Industrial Psychologist is between ZAR 594,693 and ZAR 1,059,352.

What does an industrial psychologist do in South Africa?

Industrial psychologists study human behavior in the work environment and are especially concerned with the adaptation and development of employees.

How long does it take to become an industrial psychologist in South Africa?

A directed Master’s degree program in psychology approved by the HPCSA. Successful completion of a full-time approved internship of 12 months duration. Successful completion of the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology in the relevant registration category.

Where do industrial psychologists work in South Africa?

Industrial Psychologists apply scientific research in a wide range of workplace settings. Some work in the manufacturing industry, healthcare facilities, commercial enterprises, or labor unions. Many Industrial Psychologists work as consultants or hold academic positions at universities.

Is it hard to get a job as an industrial/organizational psychologist in South Africa?

You will rarely find a job title as “industrial-organizational psychologist.” Instead, you will find jobs like “senior consultant” or “director of training and development.” If you are willing to slum it in general HR, you can almost always find a job, but they rarely take advantage of the skillset IOs get in decent.