Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists amongst 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 Food Scientists and Technologists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,680
25th Percentile Wage
$49,420
50th Percentile Wage
$60,340
75th Percentile Wage
$75,400
90th Percentile Wage
$97,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.04
25th Percentile Wage
$23.76
50th Percentile Wage
$29.01
75th Percentile Wage
$36.25
90th Percentile Wage
$46.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.89. The median hourly salary is $29.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.04.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,340-6.07%7.47%
201564,000-0.41%-
201464,2606.57%-
201360,0407.01%-
201255,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Iowa ranges from $58,320 to $67,560. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $67,560. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $60,510). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$67,560
Cedar Rapids
$60,510
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$58,320


Related:

Highest paying cities for food scientists and technologists

Highest paying industries for food scientists and technologists.