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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2016111,71084.06%84.06%
201517,810--

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 $27,770). In comparison, the median annual salary of legislators in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 75.1 percent (75.1%) higher than that in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$111,710
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$27,770
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$27,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$23,190
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$21,470
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,890
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$19,140
Cedar Rapids
$18,470

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