Chief Executive Salary Information in Ames, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Ames, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of chief executives in Ames is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Ames, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,110
25th Percentile Wage
$74,340
50th Percentile Wage
$163,130
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Ames, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $163,130. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $74,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $18,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.71
25th Percentile Wage
$35.74
50th Percentile Wage
$78.43
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Ames, Iowa. The median hourly salary is $78.43. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $35.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.71.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016163,130-11.02%19.54%
2015181,10022.18%-
2014140,93015.76%-
2013118,720-10.56%-
2012131,260--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Ames with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $163,130 in Ames is in the middle of salary range for chief executives in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of chief executives in Ames is 12.8 percent (12.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Cedar Rapids and 78.9 percent (78.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$187,110
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$185,730
Dubuque
$170,280
Iowa City
$164,410
Ames
$163,130
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$155,560
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$127,050
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$126,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$123,100
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$122,550
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,410

See also: Top paying jobs in Ames, Iowa.