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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 statistics 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$50,730
25th Percentile Wage
$63,620
50th Percentile Wage
$89,420
75th Percentile Wage
$122,940
90th Percentile Wage
$186,090

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 $186,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $50,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.39
25th Percentile Wage
$30.59
50th Percentile Wage
$42.99
75th Percentile Wage
$59.11
90th Percentile Wage
$89.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.47. The median hourly salary is $42.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,4202.24%6.30%
201587,4203.10%-
201484,710-0.35%-
201385,0101.44%-
201283,790--

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 $89,420, Des Moines-West Des Moines is the highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Iowa, followed by Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $85,450). In comparison, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 4.4 percent (4.4%) higher than that in Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,420
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$85,450
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$80,280
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$73,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$69,050
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,180

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