Computer Programmers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Iowa 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,740
25th Percentile Wage
$57,950
50th Percentile Wage
$71,690
75th Percentile Wage
$83,460
90th Percentile Wage
$107,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,690
6.26% 11.31%
2016
$67,200
0.71% -
2015
$66,720
-2.10% -
2014
$68,120
5.20% -
2013
$64,580
1.55% -
2012
$63,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Iowa ranges from $63,640 to $92,250. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $92,250. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $74,780). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$92,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$74,780
Cedar Rapids
$74,710
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,970
Ames
$71,130
Iowa City
$69,050
Dubuque
$65,520
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$65,170
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$63,990
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$63,640




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