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Legislator Salary Information in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

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 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2016
$111,710
84.06% 84.06%
2015
$17,810
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Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Des Moines-West Des Moines with Other Iowa Cities

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
$111,710
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,380
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,080
Iowa City
$23,600
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$23,190
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$20,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,280
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$18,930
Cedar Rapids
$18,470



See also: Top paying jobs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa.