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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,410
25th Percentile Wage
$64,160
50th Percentile Wage
$89,910
75th Percentile Wage
$119,040
90th Percentile Wage
$174,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $174,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $50,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,910
0.54% 6.81%
2016
$89,420
2.24% -
2015
$87,420
3.10% -
2014
$84,710
-0.35% -
2013
$85,010
1.44% -
2012
$83,790
- -

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Des Moines-West Des Moines with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $89,910, Des Moines-West Des Moines is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Iowa, following the highest paying city Iowa City (median annual salary of $106,540). Compared with Iowa City, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 15.6 percent (15.6%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$106,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,910
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$85,110
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$84,140
Cedar Rapids
$80,900
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$76,840
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$74,030
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,990
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,180
Dubuque
$61,680



See also: Top paying jobs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa.