Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians amongst 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 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,120
25th Percentile Wage
$39,570
50th Percentile Wage
$47,350
75th Percentile Wage
$57,960
90th Percentile Wage
$68,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,350
4.58% 20.87%
2016
$45,180
4.78% -
2015
$43,020
8.39% -
2014
$39,410
1.50% -
2013
$38,820
3.48% -
2012
$37,470
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $34,190 to $48,480. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $48,480. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $47,360). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$48,480
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$47,360
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$44,980
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,290
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,190




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