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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,570
25th Percentile Wage
$52,400
50th Percentile Wage
$66,150
75th Percentile Wage
$89,140
90th Percentile Wage
$115,780

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 $115,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,1507.01%6.20%
201561,5101.22%-
201460,760-2.70%-
201362,4000.56%-
201262,050--

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 $72,050. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Iowa is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,050. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,000). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$62,240
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$60,210
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,650
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$44,050


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