Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,610
25th Percentile Wage
$43,660
50th Percentile Wage
$54,170
75th Percentile Wage
$63,840
90th Percentile Wage
$76,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,170
-0.22% 15.67%
2016
$54,290
6.15% -
2015
$50,950
4.47% -
2014
$48,670
5.26% -
2013
$46,110
0.93% -
2012
$45,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Iowa ranges from $47,800 to $61,000. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $61,000. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $60,290). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $47,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$61,000
Ames
$60,290
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$58,990
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$54,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,320
Cedar Rapids
$53,030
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,030
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,740
Dubuque
$51,000
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,080
Iowa City
$47,800




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