Registered Nurses Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst 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 Registered Nurses in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,450
25th Percentile Wage
$46,690
50th Percentile Wage
$55,310
75th Percentile Wage
$63,750
90th Percentile Wage
$75,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.93
25th Percentile Wage
$22.45
50th Percentile Wage
$26.59
75th Percentile Wage
$30.65
90th Percentile Wage
$36.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.17. The median hourly salary is $26.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.93.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,3102.53%6.53%
201553,9101.28%-
201453,2201.15%-
201352,6101.73%-
201251,700--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Iowa ranges from $49,920 to $62,670. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $62,670. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $58,070). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$62,670
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$58,070
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,160
Ames
$54,160
Dubuque
$53,020
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$52,950
Cedar Rapids
$52,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$52,370
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,100
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,550
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,920



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