Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians 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 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,090
25th Percentile Wage
$35,060
50th Percentile Wage
$45,410
75th Percentile Wage
$58,290
90th Percentile Wage
$73,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,410
5.53% 32.64%
2016
$42,900
22.05% -
2015
$33,440
3.23% -
2014
$32,360
2.66% -
2013
$31,500
2.89% -
2012
$30,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $27,270 to $58,940. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $58,940. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $49,320). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $27,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$58,940
Cedar Rapids
$49,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,150
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,580
Ames
$40,410
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,260
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$38,440
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,800
Iowa City
$27,270




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