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Chemists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists 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 Chemists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,610
25th Percentile Wage
$51,320
50th Percentile Wage
$64,070
75th Percentile Wage
$83,540
90th Percentile Wage
$106,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.48
25th Percentile Wage
$24.67
50th Percentile Wage
$30.80
75th Percentile Wage
$40.15
90th Percentile Wage
$51.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.39. The median hourly salary is $30.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.48.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,070-1.40%2.45%
201564,970-3.14%-
201467,0103.45%-
201364,7003.40%-
201262,500--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Iowa ranges from $60,800 to $77,460. The highest paying area for chemists in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $77,460. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $72,240). The lowest paying area is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $60,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$77,460
Cedar Rapids
$72,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,260
Ames
$66,330
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,490
Iowa City
$61,090
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$60,800


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