Surgical Technologists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for surgical technologists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surgical technologists among Iowa metropolitan 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 Surgical Technologists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,180
25th Percentile Wage
$34,440
50th Percentile Wage
$39,400
75th Percentile Wage
$46,340
90th Percentile Wage
$50,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.99
25th Percentile Wage
$16.55
50th Percentile Wage
$18.94
75th Percentile Wage
$22.28
90th Percentile Wage
$24.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for surgical technologists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.42. The median hourly salary is $18.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,4001.60%5.00%
201538,7701.34%-
201438,2501.99%-
201337,4900.16%-
201237,430--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surgical Technologists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surgical technologists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surgical technologists in state of Iowa ranges from $36,990 to $43,360. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $43,360. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $39,030). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $36,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$43,360
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$39,030
Iowa City
$38,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,960
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,130
Cedar Rapids
$37,000
Dubuque
$36,990


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