Soil and Plant Scientist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for soil and plant scientists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of soil and plant scientists amongst 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 Soil and Plant Scientists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,390
25th Percentile Wage
$49,590
50th Percentile Wage
$69,510
75th Percentile Wage
$94,230
90th Percentile Wage
$120,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for soil and plant scientists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.38
25th Percentile Wage
$23.84
50th Percentile Wage
$33.42
75th Percentile Wage
$45.31
90th Percentile Wage
$58.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for soil and plant scientists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.01. The median hourly salary is $33.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,5108.98%9.51%
201563,270-3.52%-
201465,5002.40%-
201363,9301.61%-
201262,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Soil and Plant Scientists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of soil and plant scientists in state of Iowa ranges from $37,440 to $96,830. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $96,830. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $70,210). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$96,830
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$70,210
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,510
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,060
Cedar Rapids
$55,360
Iowa City
$39,750
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,440


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