Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education teachers among Iowa areas 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 Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,050
25th Percentile Wage
$52,780
50th Percentile Wage
$69,020
75th Percentile Wage
$91,380
90th Percentile Wage
$121,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,020
1.81% 19.53%
2016
$67,770
3.05% -
2015
$65,700
4.58% -
2014
$62,690
2.54% -
2013
$61,100
9.10% -
2012
$55,540
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $63,510 to $76,520. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in Iowa is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,520. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,090). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $63,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$76,520
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,090
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$69,550
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$64,810
Cedar Rapids
$64,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$64,190
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$63,510




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