Physician Assistant Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants among Iowa 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physician Assistants in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,920
25th Percentile Wage
$85,740
50th Percentile Wage
$99,120
75th Percentile Wage
$118,200
90th Percentile Wage
$141,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.25
25th Percentile Wage
$41.22
50th Percentile Wage
$47.65
75th Percentile Wage
$56.83
90th Percentile Wage
$67.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.84. The median hourly salary is $47.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.25.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,1203.87%11.84%
201595,2803.26%-
201492,1702.51%-
201389,8602.76%-
201287,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Iowa ranges from $79,670 to $138,850. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $138,850. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,790). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $79,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$138,850
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$102,790
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$102,510
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$99,930
Iowa City
$98,720
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$95,810
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$93,990
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$93,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$79,670


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