Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists 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 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,860
25th Percentile Wage
$49,470
50th Percentile Wage
$67,030
75th Percentile Wage
$76,860
90th Percentile Wage
$88,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.16
25th Percentile Wage
$23.79
50th Percentile Wage
$32.22
75th Percentile Wage
$36.95
90th Percentile Wage
$42.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.69. The median hourly salary is $32.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.16.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,0300.85%7.77%
201566,4601.41%-
201465,520-0.14%-
201365,6105.78%-
201261,820--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Iowa ranges from $61,270 to $68,220. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Iowa is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,220. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $68,190). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $61,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,220
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$68,190
Cedar Rapids
$68,020
Iowa City
$67,680
Ames
$66,920
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,490
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$61,270


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