Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,850
25th Percentile Wage
$46,690
50th Percentile Wage
$59,250
75th Percentile Wage
$75,980
90th Percentile Wage
$98,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.20
25th Percentile Wage
$22.45
50th Percentile Wage
$28.49
75th Percentile Wage
$36.53
90th Percentile Wage
$47.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.23. The median hourly salary is $28.49. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,2504.32%7.26%
201556,6901.62%-
201455,7700.59%-
201355,4400.88%-
201254,950--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Iowa ranges from $48,800 to $64,400. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $64,400. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $62,250). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$64,400
Cedar Rapids
$62,250
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$60,370
Ames
$60,140
Iowa City
$59,670
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$57,220
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$56,080
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,350
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,240
Dubuque
$52,220
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,800


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