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 among Iowa metropolitan areas 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 Civil Engineers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,290
25th Percentile Wage
$59,470
50th Percentile Wage
$78,180
75th Percentile Wage
$95,190
90th Percentile Wage
$110,240

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 $110,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.22
25th Percentile Wage
$28.59
50th Percentile Wage
$37.58
75th Percentile Wage
$45.77
90th Percentile Wage
$53.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.00. The median hourly salary is $37.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,1801.32%1.92%
201577,1500.19%-
201477,000-1.60%-
201378,2301.98%-
201276,680--

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 $64,710 to $86,920. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $86,920. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $84,650). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$86,920
Dubuque
$84,650
Ames
$83,260
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$80,510
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$75,830
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$75,520
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$74,920
Iowa City
$74,860
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$74,670
Cedar Rapids
$71,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$64,710


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