The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$26,460|
|25th Percentile Wage||$37,000|
|50th Percentile Wage||$111,710|
|75th Percentile Wage||$121,550|
|90th Percentile Wage||$127,460|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $26,460.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||1-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $111,710, Des Moines-West Des Moines is the highest paying city for legislators in state of Iowa, followed by Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $28,380). In comparison, the median annual salary of legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 74.6 percent (74.6%) higher than that in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines|| |
|Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Iowa City|| |
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls|| |
|Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island|| |
|Cedar Rapids|| |