Database Administrator Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for database administrators in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of database administrators 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 Database Administrators in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,750
25th Percentile Wage
$65,020
50th Percentile Wage
$84,940
75th Percentile Wage
$100,900
90th Percentile Wage
$119,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.44
25th Percentile Wage
$31.26
50th Percentile Wage
$40.84
75th Percentile Wage
$48.51
90th Percentile Wage
$57.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for database administrators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.61. The median hourly salary is $40.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,9402.74%21.78%
201582,6103.45%-
201479,7608.01%-
201373,3709.45%-
201266,440--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Database Administrators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of database administrators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of database administrators in state of Iowa ranges from $46,350 to $89,280. The highest paying area for database administrators in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $89,280. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $89,140). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,280
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$89,140
Cedar Rapids
$88,550
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$82,110
Iowa City
$75,480
Dubuque
$57,320
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$55,080
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$46,350


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