Industrial psychologists, information security analysts and biochemists weren’t six-figure jobs nationally before the pandemic. But they are now. Those are three of the 12 occupations for which median annual salaries reached six figures nationally between 2019 and 2021, according to a new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by The Business Journals. Those gains came as salaries soared since the economic recovery ramped up after the initial shockwaves of the pandemic, with a tight labor market and elevated turnover rates fueling significant raises and bonuses throughout much of 2021 and 2022. One of the biggest jumps was for industrial and organizational psychologists, which saw median annual salaries grow from about $92,880 in 2019 to about $105,310 in 2021 — a 13% jump.
America’s new six-figure jobs: These weren’t $100K jobs before the pandemic, but they are now
February 13, 2023