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Surveyors Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for surveyors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surveyors amongst 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 Surveyors 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 surveyors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.78% 12.56%
4.76% -
5.59% -
-3.21% -
1.04% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surveyors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surveyors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surveyors in state of Iowa ranges from $51,200 to $63,090. The highest paying area for surveyors in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $63,090. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $62,130). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,200.

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


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