National Salary » Top Paying Jobs in USA » Top Paying Jobs in Iowa

Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Iowa

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Iowa (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Iowa are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Iowa is oral and maxillofacial surgeons with an average annual salary of $187,130. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $168,120). The salary and the employment information in Iowa is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Iowa

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$187,130
0
2 General Pediatricians
$168,120
120
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$167,640
210
4 General Dentists
$165,010
850
5 Chief Executives
$150,890
2,530
6 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$141,750
100
7 Podiatrists
$135,280
80
8 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$117,890
2,610
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$113,800
3,040
10 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$112,950
90
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$112,450
1,830
12 Pharmacists
$109,350
3,640
13 Optometrists
$105,650
340
14 Aerospace Engineers
$105,400
0
15 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$103,130
160
16 Nurse Midwives
$102,530
50
17 Marketing Managers
$101,020
1,510
18 Other Psychologists
$99,170
60
19 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$99,160
40
20 Financial Managers
$96,740
7,120
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$95,220
300
22 Biomedical Engineers
$93,410
60
23 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$93,300
260
24 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$92,720
510
25 Sales Engineers
$92,410
310
26 Sales Managers
$92,310
3,270
27 Physician Assistants
$92,170
940
28 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$90,860
2,470
29 Nurse Practitioners
$90,770
1,210
30 Computer Network Architects
$89,880
930
31 Systems Software Developers
$89,550
2,150
32 Actuaries
$89,480
470
33 Computer Hardware Engineers
$89,460
200
34 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$86,940
130
35 Lawyers
$85,480
3,270
36 Purchasing Managers
$84,730
620
37 Human Resources Managers
$84,360
1,320
38 Physicists
$84,330
50
39 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$84,210
160
40 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$82,690
2,050
41 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$81,120
210
42 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$81,080
90
43 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,460
60
44 Environmental Science Teachers
$80,280
80
45 Environmental Engineers
$79,760
180
46 Database Administrators
$79,760
1,020
47 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$79,400
170
48 Industrial Production Managers
$79,100
3,010
49 Veterinarians
$77,160
1,090
50 Civil Engineers
$77,000
1,980
51 Applications Software Developers
$76,920
7,530
52 Commercial Pilots
$76,820
220
53 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$76,530
100
54 Materials Engineers
$76,510
110
55 Court Reporters
$75,940
220
56 Agricultural Engineers
$75,930
320
57 Training and Development Managers
$75,920
240
58 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$75,760
1,020
59 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,500
5,410
60 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$75,440
620
61 Electrical Engineers
$75,310
1,290
62 Other Education Administrators
$75,040
240
63 Physical Therapists
$74,710
1,800
64 Microbiologists
$74,370
210
65 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$74,270
220
66 General and Operations Managers
$74,140
23,050
67 Operations Research Analysts
$74,070
450
68 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$73,450
710
69 All Other Managers
$73,320
3,080
70 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,140
110
71 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$73,010
110
72 Medical and Health Services Managers
$72,580
5,100
73 Mechanical Engineers
$72,570
2,790
74 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,280
300
75 Industrial Engineers
$72,270
2,910
76 Air Traffic Controllers
$71,970
120
77 Management Analysts
$71,960
3,580
78 Art Directors
$71,820
180
79 Occupational Therapists
$71,150
1,000
80 Engineers, All Other
$71,120
1,500
81 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$70,860
60
82 Financial Analysts
$70,850
2,210
83 Information Security Analysts
$70,790
390
84 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$70,770
710
85 Instructional Coordinators
$70,760
1,210
86 Boilermakers
$70,470
0
87 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$69,990
170
88 Foresters
$69,890
40
89 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$69,890
90
90 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$69,860
270
91 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$69,430
530
92 Administrative Services Managers
$69,150
2,430
93 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$69,090
50
94 Dental Hygienists
$68,610
2,300
95 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,420
150
96 Computer Programmers
$68,120
1,650
97 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,030
380
98 Other Therapists
$67,910
60
99 Budget Analysts
$67,870
270
100 Personal Financial Advisors
$67,810
1,200
101 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$67,660
530
102 Speech-Language Pathologists
$67,400
1,290
103 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$67,030
790
104 Chemists
$67,010
640
105 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$67,000
550
106 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$66,820
70
107 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$66,640
1,410
108 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$66,620
560
109 Radiation Therapists
$66,280
190
110 Economists
$66,270
60
111 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$66,230
150
112 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,120
600
113 Audiologists
$66,030
190
114 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$66,010
2,670
115 Power Plant Operators
$65,960
850
116 Statisticians
$65,950
120
117 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$65,530
670
118 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$65,520
590
119 Soil and Plant Scientists
$65,500
2,500
120 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$65,450
270
121 Construction Managers
$65,230
3,330
122 Epidemiologists
$64,510
40
123 Postsecondary History Teachers
$64,350
220
124 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$64,340
60
125 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,260
370
126 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,130
3,830
127 Other Computer Occupations
$63,920
1,140
128 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$63,730
70
129 Hearing Aid Specialists
$63,370
100
130 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$63,330
270
131 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$63,130
120
132 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,690
570
133 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$62,580
510
134 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$62,500
3,740
135 Other Biological Scientists
$62,310
190
136 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$62,080
460
137 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$61,850
270
138 Credit Analysts
$61,430
1,000
139 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$61,280
120
140 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$61,050
60
141 Logisticians
$61,000
1,200
142 Funeral Service Managers
$60,780
90
143 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$60,760
870
144 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$60,700
230
145 Loan Officers
$60,560
5,010
146 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$60,460
230
147 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$60,450
1,830
148 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$60,360
230
149 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$60,320
630
150 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$60,310
160
151 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$60,290
2,110
152 Financial Examiners
$60,140
1,070
153 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,020
580
154 Urban and Regional Planners
$59,900
230
155 Transportation Inspectors
$59,880
120
156 Other Physical Scientists
$59,760
50
157 Fish and Game Wardens
$59,520
140
158 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$59,440
530
159 Gaming Managers
$59,400
170
160 Animal Scientists
$59,330
130
161 Chiropractors
$59,270
540
162 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$59,250
670
163 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$59,090
110
164 Forensic Science Technicians
$58,730
110
165 Other Social Workers
$58,710
430
166 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$58,700
0
167 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$58,530
1,820
168 All Other Special Education Teachers
$58,420
490
169 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,350
650
170 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$58,310
970
171 Compliance Officers
$58,180
1,650
172 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$58,050
60
173 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$57,840
4,580
174 Insurance Underwriters
$57,840
1,520
175 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,660
240
176 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$57,390
480
177 Locomotive Engineers
$57,330
910
178 Construction and Building Inspectors
$57,330
660
179 Web Developers
$57,150
860
180 Other Business Operations Specialists
$57,150
11,310
181 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$56,840
470
182 Airfield Operations Specialists
$56,760
50
183 Gas Plant Operators
$56,680
210
184 Other Financial Specialists
$56,020
1,480
185 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$55,920
80
186 Health Educators
$55,870
520
187 Accountants and Auditors
$55,770
9,710
188 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$55,650
0
189 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$55,650
440
190 Other Rail Transportation Workers
$55,620
40
191 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$55,530
330
192 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,280
3,710
193 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$55,120
360
194 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$54,870
5,070
195 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$54,810
810
196 Cost Estimators
$54,660
2,110
197 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$54,570
60
198 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$54,370
40
199 Bridge and Lock Tenders
$54,090
50
200 Other Artists and Related Workers
$54,010
40

Also see The most popular jobs in Iowa.