Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers 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 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,630
25th Percentile Wage
$55,100
50th Percentile Wage
$70,480
75th Percentile Wage
$94,150
90th Percentile Wage
$122,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,480
6.14% 11.96%
2016
$66,150
7.01% -
2015
$61,510
1.22% -
2014
$60,760
-2.70% -
2013
$62,400
0.56% -
2012
$62,050
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $44,050 to $76,760. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $76,760. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,050). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$76,760
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,050
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$70,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,620
Cedar Rapids
$68,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$65,640
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$60,210
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$44,050




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