Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical engineers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical engineers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Electrical Engineers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,000
25th Percentile Wage
$70,590
50th Percentile Wage
$86,930
75th Percentile Wage
$103,820
90th Percentile Wage
$122,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.89
25th Percentile Wage
$33.94
50th Percentile Wage
$41.79
75th Percentile Wage
$49.91
90th Percentile Wage
$58.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for electrical engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.78. The median hourly salary is $41.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,9305.69%14.67%
201581,9808.14%-
201475,3102.51%-
201373,420-1.04%-
201274,180--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Iowa ranges from $60,690 to $94,260. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Iowa is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $94,260. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Waterloo-Cedar Falls (mean annual salary $89,140). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$94,260
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$89,140
Dubuque
$86,970
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$84,320
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$77,890
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$77,000
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$60,690



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