Graphic Designers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers 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 Graphic Designers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,570
25th Percentile Wage
$32,900
50th Percentile Wage
$40,360
75th Percentile Wage
$50,620
90th Percentile Wage
$67,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,360
2.06% 9.99%
2016
$39,530
3.06% -
2015
$38,320
3.08% -
2014
$37,140
3.47% -
2013
$35,850
-1.34% -
2012
$36,330
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Iowa ranges from $29,740 to $50,200. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $50,200. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $46,140). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$50,200
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$46,140
Iowa City
$43,490
Cedar Rapids
$40,440
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$40,430
Dubuque
$39,190
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$36,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,920
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,860
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$32,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,740




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