Project Management Jobs in Iowa

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Iowa Ranks:
20
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
30
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary
41
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
42
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
44
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
46
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary

The home of John Wayne is better known for its agriculture than its competitive salaries in project management. There are a couple of winning options, however, including natural sciences management in Des Moines, paying yearly wages of over $131,000 on average. In Cedar Rapids, industrial production managers earn a median salary of nearly $98,000, or 110% of the U.S. median. Statewide, construction managers have the lowest average salaries, with the cities of Dubuque and Ames bringing the numbers lower, at just $53,000 to $56,000 yearly.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Construction Managers 2,690 $66,610 80%
Industrial Production Managers 2,680 $77,210 87%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,390 $104,880 87%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,300 $105,960 85%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,120 $72,280 88%
Natural Sciences Managers 310 $106,360 92%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids, IA 460 $114,210 91%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 210 $101,820 82%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 $109,440 88%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 $92,060 74%
Ames, IA 30 $111,130 89%
Dubuque, IA 30 $99,160 79%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 980 $115,230 95%
Cedar Rapids, IA 350 $109,980 91%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 330 $99,180 82%
Iowa City, IA 170 $94,960 79%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 120 $103,250 85%
Ames, IA 100 $95,590 79%
Dubuque, IA 80 $76,810 64%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 750 $72,600 88%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 270 $74,940 91%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 230 $69,910 84%
Cedar Rapids, IA 230 $70,330 85%
Iowa City, IA 150 $57,400 69%
Ames, IA 110 $55,710 67%
Dubuque, IA 90 $53,420 65%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 300 $88,770 100%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 280 $75,130 84%
Cedar Rapids, IA 280 $97,850 110%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 180 $80,830 91%
Ames, IA 110 $81,620 92%
Iowa City, IA 80 $74,310 83%
Dubuque, IA 70 $67,940 76%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 130 $131,040 113%
Ames, IA 40 $109,590 95%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 250 $82,680 101%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 150 $75,860 93%
Cedar Rapids, IA 130 $84,120 103%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 $66,850 82%
Iowa City, IA 50 $65,180 80%
Dubuque, IA 50 $57,090 70%
Ames, IA 30 $65,180 80%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012