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Pharmacists Salary Information in Iowa

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $82,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.16% 8.17%
3.18% -
2.89% -
0.70% -
0.48% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Iowa ranges from $111,810 to $120,860. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $120,860. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $120,440). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $111,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Cedar Rapids
Des Moines-West Des Moines
Iowa City
Waterloo-Cedar Falls


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