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Veterinarians Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians 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 Veterinarians 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 veterinarians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.34% 8.00%
2.46% -
1.13% -
5.42% -
-0.52% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Iowa ranges from $60,460 to $95,990. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $95,990. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $92,530). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $60,460.

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


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