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 amongst Iowa cities 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 Applications Software Developers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,840
25th Percentile Wage
$69,940
50th Percentile Wage
$86,830
75th Percentile Wage
$102,470
90th Percentile Wage
$121,940

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 $121,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,830
3.12% 16.35%
2016
$84,120
4.41% -
2015
$80,410
4.34% -
2014
$76,920
1.89% -
2013
$75,470
3.76% -
2012
$72,630
- -

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 $70,210 to $93,790. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $93,790. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $90,570). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$93,790
Ames
$90,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,430
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$86,200
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$82,940
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$79,690
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$79,230
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$75,920
Iowa City
$74,790
Dubuque
$70,380
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,210




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