Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinary technologists and technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,730
25th Percentile Wage
$27,490
50th Percentile Wage
$31,850
75th Percentile Wage
$38,640
90th Percentile Wage
$54,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,850
-1.48% 10.24%
2016
$32,320
7.39% -
2015
$29,930
1.44% -
2014
$29,500
0.64% -
2013
$29,310
2.46% -
2012
$28,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $26,250 to $54,750. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in Iowa is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,750. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $44,680). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,750
Ames
$44,680
Iowa City
$36,000
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,930
Cedar Rapids
$31,910
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$31,810
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$30,330
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$29,610
Dubuque
$29,240
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,800
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$26,250




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