Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary biological science teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary biological science 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 Biological Science Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,790
25th Percentile Wage
$63,650
50th Percentile Wage
$90,130
75th Percentile Wage
$121,110
90th Percentile Wage
$155,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary biological science teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary biological science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,130
2.23% 18.25%
2016
$88,120
16.09% -
2015
$73,940
-2.03% -
2014
$75,440
1.91% -
2013
$74,000
0.43% -
2012
$73,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $58,270 to $95,490. The highest paying area for postsecondary biological science teachers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $95,490. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Waterloo-Cedar Falls (mean annual salary $89,250). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$95,490
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$89,250
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$81,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$69,840
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$69,180
Cedar Rapids
$63,310
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$58,270




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