Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for appraisers and assessors of real estate in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of appraisers and assessors of real estate among Iowa cities 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 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,720
25th Percentile Wage
$45,340
50th Percentile Wage
$59,670
75th Percentile Wage
$78,680
90th Percentile Wage
$140,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for appraisers and assessors of real estate in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,670
12.28% 15.85%
2016
$52,340
5.31% -
2015
$49,560
-7.89% -
2014
$53,470
0.39% -
2013
$53,260
5.73% -
2012
$50,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate in state of Iowa ranges from $45,030 to $65,800. The highest paying area for appraisers and assessors of real estate in Iowa is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $65,800. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $62,620). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$65,800
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$62,620
Ames
$55,970
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,490
Iowa City
$54,310
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,590
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,760
Cedar Rapids
$49,080
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$48,480
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$45,030




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