Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Iowa

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,110
25th Percentile Wage
$57,080
50th Percentile Wage
$69,780
75th Percentile Wage
$84,810
90th Percentile Wage
$103,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,780
-1.95% 1.95%
2016
$71,140
-0.60% -
2015
$71,570
-1.40% -
2014
$72,570
3.95% -
2013
$69,700
1.84% -
2012
$68,420
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Iowa ranges from $61,340 to $84,560. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $84,560. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $76,650). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$84,560
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$76,650
Dubuque
$74,740
Cedar Rapids
$72,840
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$70,200
Ames
$69,140
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$69,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$68,270
Iowa City
$67,780
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$64,210
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,340




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