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 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 Registered Nurses in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,400
25th Percentile Wage
$48,450
50th Percentile Wage
$56,710
75th Percentile Wage
$65,050
90th Percentile Wage
$77,220

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 $77,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,710
2.47% 8.83%
2016
$55,310
2.53% -
2015
$53,910
1.28% -
2014
$53,220
1.15% -
2013
$52,610
1.73% -
2012
$51,700
- -

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 $52,990 to $62,180. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $62,180. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $59,560). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $52,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$62,180
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$59,560
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,660
Ames
$56,350
Cedar Rapids
$54,910
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$54,770
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,680
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,380
Dubuque
$54,320
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,260
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$52,990




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