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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,120
25th Percentile Wage
$57,710
50th Percentile Wage
$71,140
75th Percentile Wage
$89,500
90th Percentile Wage
$110,970

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 $110,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.14
25th Percentile Wage
$27.75
50th Percentile Wage
$34.20
75th Percentile Wage
$43.03
90th Percentile Wage
$53.35

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.35. The median hourly salary is $34.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,140-0.60%3.82%
201571,570-1.40%-
201472,5703.95%-
201369,7001.84%-
201268,420--

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 $57,170 to $81,820. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $81,820. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $79,390). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$81,820
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$79,390
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$76,030
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$75,750
Ames
$75,180
Dubuque
$74,150
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$72,950
Cedar Rapids
$72,660
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,510
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,630
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$57,170


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