Civil Engineer Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers amongst 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 Civil Engineers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,280
25th Percentile Wage
$62,070
50th Percentile Wage
$81,400
75th Percentile Wage
$98,490
90th Percentile Wage
$112,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,400
3.96% 5.80%
2016
$78,180
1.32% -
2015
$77,150
0.19% -
2014
$77,000
-1.60% -
2013
$78,230
1.98% -
2012
$76,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Iowa ranges from $70,760 to $86,880. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Iowa is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $86,880. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $86,220). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dubuque
$86,880
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$86,220
Ames
$85,740
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$83,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$82,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$80,100
Iowa City
$76,160
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$75,520
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$73,190
Cedar Rapids
$71,340
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,760




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