The annual and hourly salary statistics of natural sciences managers in Ames, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of natural sciences managers in Ames is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$72,660|
|25th Percentile Wage||$83,030|
|50th Percentile Wage||$113,110|
|75th Percentile Wage||$140,860|
|90th Percentile Wage||$152,610|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for natural sciences managers in Ames, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $72,660.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $113,110 in Ames is in the middle of salary range for natural sciences managers in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of natural sciences managers in Ames is 14.5 percent (14.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Des Moines-West Des Moines and 20.6 percent (20.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines|| |
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island|| |
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |