Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for surveying and mapping technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surveying and mapping technicians 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 Surveying and Mapping Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,500
25th Percentile Wage
$36,220
50th Percentile Wage
$44,430
75th Percentile Wage
$54,430
90th Percentile Wage
$64,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,430
3.08% 4.05%
2016
$43,060
4.16% -
2015
$41,270
-6.23% -
2014
$43,840
1.87% -
2013
$43,020
0.91% -
2012
$42,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surveying and Mapping Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surveying and mapping technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surveying and mapping technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $36,310 to $50,020. The highest paying area for surveying and mapping technicians in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $50,020. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $48,970). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $36,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$50,020
Cedar Rapids
$48,970
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$42,980
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$41,020
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$36,310




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