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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Ames, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,410
25th Percentile Wage
$70,160
50th Percentile Wage
$144,810
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 $144,810. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $70,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$144,810
-12.65% 9.36%
2016
$163,130
-11.02% -
2015
$181,100
22.18% -
2014
$140,930
15.76% -
2013
$118,720
-10.56% -
2012
$131,260
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $144,810 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 28.0 percent (28.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Dubuque and 78.0 percent (78.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dubuque
$201,150
Cedar Rapids
$187,110
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$185,730
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$169,270
Iowa City
$164,410
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$147,040
Ames
$144,810
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$140,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$127,120
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$122,410
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,930



See also: Top paying jobs in Ames, Iowa.