Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,510
25th Percentile Wage
$42,870
50th Percentile Wage
$53,270
75th Percentile Wage
$63,420
90th Percentile Wage
$76,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,270
1.31% 10.16%
2016
$52,570
2.70% -
2015
$51,150
1.45% -
2014
$50,410
1.61% -
2013
$49,600
3.51% -
2012
$47,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Iowa ranges from $48,560 to $56,430. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $56,430. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $56,200). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$56,430
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$56,200
Iowa City
$55,970
Cedar Rapids
$55,720
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$55,020
Ames
$52,360
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,050
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,890
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,890
Dubuque
$49,480
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,560




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