Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Applications Software Developers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,500
25th Percentile Wage
$67,160
50th Percentile Wage
$84,120
75th Percentile Wage
$100,900
90th Percentile Wage
$123,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.76
25th Percentile Wage
$32.29
50th Percentile Wage
$40.44
75th Percentile Wage
$48.51
90th Percentile Wage
$59.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.42. The median hourly salary is $40.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.76.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,1204.41%13.66%
201580,4104.34%-
201476,9201.89%-
201375,4703.76%-
201272,630--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Iowa ranges from $62,200 to $90,370. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $90,370. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $88,110). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$90,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$88,110
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$83,950
Ames
$82,930
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$80,480
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$79,490
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$77,170
Iowa City
$71,760
Dubuque
$66,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,200


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