Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,940
25th Percentile Wage
$19,140
50th Percentile Wage
$23,130
75th Percentile Wage
$29,500
90th Percentile Wage
$38,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,130
-2.77% -2.55%
2016
$23,770
-1.14% -
2015
$24,040
-0.25% -
2014
$24,100
0.12% -
2013
$24,070
1.45% -
2012
$23,720
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Iowa ranges from $19,640 to $35,310. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $35,310. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $31,410). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$35,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,410
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$24,770
Dubuque
$24,180
Ames
$23,350
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$22,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$22,360
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$21,550
Iowa City
$21,470
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$20,300
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,640




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