Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for atmospheric and space scientists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists 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 Atmospheric and Space Scientists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,900
25th Percentile Wage
$72,350
50th Percentile Wage
$84,190
75th Percentile Wage
$101,580
90th Percentile Wage
$116,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of atmospheric and space scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,190
4.31% 7.13%
2016
$80,560
3.33% -
2015
$77,880
-4.11% -
2014
$81,080
3.12% -
2013
$78,550
0.46% -
2012
$78,190
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