Construction Laborers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction laborers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction laborers amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction Laborers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,640
25th Percentile Wage
$27,810
50th Percentile Wage
$33,950
75th Percentile Wage
$41,920
90th Percentile Wage
$52,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.36
25th Percentile Wage
$13.37
50th Percentile Wage
$16.32
75th Percentile Wage
$20.14
90th Percentile Wage
$25.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.12. The median hourly salary is $16.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,9504.59%11.25%
201532,3902.66%-
201431,5303.11%-
201330,5501.37%-
201230,130--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Laborers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Iowa ranges from $30,650 to $39,390. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $39,390. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,780). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$39,390
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$37,040
Iowa City
$36,810
Cedar Rapids
$35,030
Dubuque
$34,190
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$32,990
Ames
$32,600
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$32,410
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,150
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$30,650


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