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 among Iowa metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,980
25th Percentile Wage
$48,030
50th Percentile Wage
$60,310
75th Percentile Wage
$77,020
90th Percentile Wage
$99,450

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 $99,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,310
1.76% 8.89%
2016
$59,250
4.32% -
2015
$56,690
1.62% -
2014
$55,770
0.59% -
2013
$55,440
0.88% -
2012
$54,950
- -

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 $47,750 to $65,430. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $65,430. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $64,330). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$65,430
Cedar Rapids
$64,330
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$62,640
Ames
$61,610
Iowa City
$60,210
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$58,630
Dubuque
$55,260
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,100
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$51,120
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$47,750




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