Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary Information in Iowa

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,350
25th Percentile Wage
$83,980
50th Percentile Wage
$96,620
75th Percentile Wage
$113,540
90th Percentile Wage
$132,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and secondary school education administrators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,620
0.48% 11.66%
2016
$96,160
2.11% -
2015
$94,130
3.47% -
2014
$90,860
3.36% -
2013
$87,810
2.80% -
2012
$85,350
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in state of Iowa ranges from $91,980 to $107,490. The highest paying area for elementary and secondary school education administrators in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $107,490. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $100,120). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $91,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$107,490
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$100,120
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$99,360
Dubuque
$98,860
Iowa City
$98,310
Cedar Rapids
$96,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$95,270
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$95,150
Ames
$95,050
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$92,580
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$91,980




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