Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary psychology teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary psychology teachers 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 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,600
25th Percentile Wage
$62,670
50th Percentile Wage
$78,850
75th Percentile Wage
$112,400
90th Percentile Wage
$141,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,850
3.88% 13.34%
2016
$75,790
7.84% -
2015
$69,850
2.61% -
2014
$68,030
0.25% -
2013
$67,860
-0.69% -
2012
$68,330
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $55,910 to $111,450. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in Iowa is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $111,450. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $98,260). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$111,450
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$98,260
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$69,010
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$66,670
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,910




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