Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers among 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 Systems Software Developers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,970
25th Percentile Wage
$70,210
50th Percentile Wage
$87,820
75th Percentile Wage
$102,770
90th Percentile Wage
$125,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $125,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,820
-0.73% 7.30%
2016
$88,460
3.24% -
2015
$85,590
-4.63% -
2014
$89,550
4.54% -
2013
$85,480
4.76% -
2012
$81,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Iowa ranges from $59,680 to $93,570. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $93,570. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $93,280). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$93,570
Dubuque
$93,280
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$90,580
Ames
$90,140
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$88,340
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$70,600
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$69,090
Iowa City
$67,920
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$63,860
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,680




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