Urban and Regional Planners Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for urban and regional planners in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of urban and regional planners amongst 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 Urban and Regional Planners in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,500
25th Percentile Wage
$48,730
50th Percentile Wage
$65,600
75th Percentile Wage
$80,260
90th Percentile Wage
$96,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for urban and regional planners in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.03
25th Percentile Wage
$23.43
50th Percentile Wage
$31.54
75th Percentile Wage
$38.59
90th Percentile Wage
$46.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for urban and regional planners in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.53. The median hourly salary is $31.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.03.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of urban and regional planners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,6007.70%12.01%
201560,5501.07%-
201459,9006.28%-
201356,140-2.81%-
201257,720--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Urban and Regional Planners in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of urban and regional planners in state of Iowa ranges from $53,580 to $77,100. The highest paying area for urban and regional planners in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $77,100. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $75,960). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$77,100
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$75,960
Cedar Rapids
$71,230
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,580



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