Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,910
25th Percentile Wage
$39,380
50th Percentile Wage
$50,560
75th Percentile Wage
$62,760
90th Percentile Wage
$78,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.86
25th Percentile Wage
$18.93
50th Percentile Wage
$24.31
75th Percentile Wage
$30.17
90th Percentile Wage
$37.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.68. The median hourly salary is $24.31. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,5601.46%-2.71%
201549,820-1.04%-
201450,340-1.47%-
201351,080-1.66%-
201251,930--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Iowa ranges from $39,330 to $59,110. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $59,110. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $55,790). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $39,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$59,110
Iowa City
$55,790
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$55,270
Cedar Rapids
$53,150
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$51,320
Ames
$49,270
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,900
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$47,860
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$44,570
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,890
Dubuque
$39,330



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