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Editors Salary Information in Iowa

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Editors in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,810
25th Percentile Wage
$30,730
50th Percentile Wage
$39,650
75th Percentile Wage
$52,180
90th Percentile Wage
$76,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.41
25th Percentile Wage
$14.77
50th Percentile Wage
$19.05
75th Percentile Wage
$25.09
90th Percentile Wage
$36.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for editors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.72. The median hourly salary is $19.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,6501.31%-36.42%
201539,1305.60%-
201436,940-24.61%-
201346,030-17.51%-
201254,090--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Editors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of editors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of editors in state of Iowa ranges from $31,710 to $45,720. The highest paying area for editors in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $45,720. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $44,660). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$45,720
Ames
$44,660
Iowa City
$43,940
Cedar Rapids
$38,600
Dubuque
$37,950
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$37,790
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,650
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,440
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,710


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