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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$39,060|
|25th Percentile Wage||$53,000|
|50th Percentile Wage||$65,960|
|75th Percentile Wage||$97,630|
|90th Percentile Wage||$129,880|
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 $129,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,060.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of soil and plant scientists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $39,750 to $90,440. The highest paying area for soil and plant scientists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $90,440. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,770). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $39,750.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines|| |
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island|| |
|Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Cedar Rapids|| |
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls|| |
|Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Iowa City|| |