Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for other life, physical, and social science technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other life, physical, and social science technicians 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,690
25th Percentile Wage
$36,940
50th Percentile Wage
$46,120
75th Percentile Wage
$59,040
90th Percentile Wage
$74,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life, physical, and social science technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,120
-6.81% 20.66%
2016
$49,260
7.49% -
2015
$45,570
7.26% -
2014
$42,260
6.91% -
2013
$39,340
6.99% -
2012
$36,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $29,280 to $50,310. The highest paying area for other life, physical, and social science technicians in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $50,310. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $47,440). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$50,310
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$47,440
Iowa City
$46,430
Cedar Rapids
$45,050
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$44,220
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$42,000
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$39,470
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,220
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,280




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