Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Iowa

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,940
25th Percentile Wage
$65,830
50th Percentile Wage
$89,300
75th Percentile Wage
$121,640
90th Percentile Wage
$168,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary 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 $168,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,940.

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
$89,300
1.77% 10.58%
2016
$87,720
3.69% -
2015
$84,480
2.12% -
2014
$82,690
-0.65% -
2013
$83,230
4.06% -
2012
$79,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Iowa ranges from $61,680 to $106,540. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $106,540. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $89,910). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $61,680.

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




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