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Pharmacists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists 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 Pharmacists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,630
25th Percentile Wage
$106,380
50th Percentile Wage
$116,310
75th Percentile Wage
$126,420
90th Percentile Wage
$135,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38.28
25th Percentile Wage
$51.15
50th Percentile Wage
$55.92
75th Percentile Wage
$60.78
90th Percentile Wage
$64.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.97. The median hourly salary is $55.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.28.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016116,3103.18%7.09%
2015112,6102.89%-
2014109,3500.70%-
2013108,5800.48%-
2012108,060--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Iowa ranges from $112,850 to $120,100. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $120,100. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $119,320). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $112,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$120,100
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$119,320
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$118,540
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$118,010
Ames
$116,890
Iowa City
$116,700
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$116,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$115,300
Dubuque
$114,850
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$112,980
Cedar Rapids
$112,850


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