Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers among Iowa metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,060
25th Percentile Wage
$58,650
50th Percentile Wage
$70,220
75th Percentile Wage
$79,330
90th Percentile Wage
$109,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,220
-0.36% -3.66%
2016
$70,470
-0.74% -
2015
$70,990
14.83% -
2014
$60,460
3.18% -
2013
$58,540
-24.34% -
2012
$72,790
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in state of Iowa ranges from $51,440 to $129,180. The highest paying area for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $129,180. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $73,020). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$129,180
Cedar Rapids
$73,020
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,750
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,140
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$55,390
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,130
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,440




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