Locomotive Engineer Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for locomotive engineers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of locomotive engineers 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 Locomotive Engineers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,440
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$62,300
75th Percentile Wage
$81,430
90th Percentile Wage
$92,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for locomotive engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,300
0.67% 10.66%
2016
$61,880
1.97% -
2015
$60,660
5.49% -
2014
$57,330
1.26% -
2013
$56,610
1.68% -
2012
$55,660
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