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Librarians Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians 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 Librarians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,600
25th Percentile Wage
$29,040
50th Percentile Wage
$44,750
75th Percentile Wage
$61,840
90th Percentile Wage
$76,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,750
2.12% -4.63%
2016
$43,800
-5.18% -
2015
$46,070
0.91% -
2014
$45,650
-1.45% -
2013
$46,310
-1.10% -
2012
$46,820
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Iowa ranges from $28,050 to $62,520. The highest paying area for librarians in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $62,520. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $56,060). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$62,520
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$56,060
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$54,390
Ames
$54,370
Dubuque
$52,540
Cedar Rapids
$46,480
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$46,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$41,700
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,500
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,700
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,050




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