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 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 Scientists and Health Specialists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,500
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$68,460
75th Percentile Wage
$79,130
90th Percentile Wage
$93,800

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 $93,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,460
2.09% 9.70%
2016
$67,030
0.85% -
2015
$66,460
1.41% -
2014
$65,520
-0.14% -
2013
$65,610
5.78% -
2012
$61,820
- -

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 $38,960 to $71,630. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $71,630. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Waterloo-Cedar Falls (mean annual salary $70,740). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$71,630
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$70,740
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$68,460
Iowa City
$68,460
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,070
Ames
$66,920
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$65,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$61,270
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,150
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$38,960




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