Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of preschool and childcare center 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 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,080
25th Percentile Wage
$30,910
50th Percentile Wage
$36,080
75th Percentile Wage
$40,850
90th Percentile Wage
$82,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center 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 $82,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.06
25th Percentile Wage
$14.86
50th Percentile Wage
$17.35
75th Percentile Wage
$19.64
90th Percentile Wage
$39.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.74. The median hourly salary is $17.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.06.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,080-4.30%-14.72%
201537,630-1.04%-
201438,020-6.21%-
201340,380-2.50%-
201241,390--

Table 3. Compare Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary in Des Moines-West Des Moines with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $36,080 in Des Moines-West Des Moines is in the middle of salary range for preschool and childcare center education administrators in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 24.0 percent (24.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Cedar Rapids and 17.3 percent (17.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$47,500
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,990
Iowa City
$39,150
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$39,060
Ames
$38,910
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$36,080
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,960
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$33,900
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$30,010
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,840

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