General and Operations Manager Salary Information in Ames, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of general and operations managers in Ames, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of general and operations managers in Ames is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of General and Operations Managers in Ames, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,250
25th Percentile Wage
$62,600
50th Percentile Wage
$82,810
75th Percentile Wage
$110,880
90th Percentile Wage
$153,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in Ames, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $36,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.43
25th Percentile Wage
$30.09
50th Percentile Wage
$39.81
75th Percentile Wage
$53.31
90th Percentile Wage
$73.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general and operations managers in Ames, Iowa. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $73.81. The median hourly salary is $39.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.43.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,8105.75%-4.31%
201578,0501.41%-
201476,9502.38%-
201375,120-14.99%-
201286,380--

Table 3. Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Ames with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $82,810 in Ames is in the middle of salary range for general and operations managers in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of general and operations managers in Ames is 9.7 percent (9.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Cedar Rapids and 25.1 percent (25.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Dubuque.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$91,720
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,960
Ames
$82,810
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$76,630
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,620
Iowa City
$70,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,190
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$68,800
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,830
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,650
Dubuque
$62,000

See also: Top paying jobs in Ames, Iowa.