Iowa Math Teacher Salary Expectations

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In 2012, the Iowa Workforce Information Network, the website managed by the Iowa Workforce Development, released data indicating median and average Iowa math teacher salary expectations differing by just 6.6% at $67,910 and $72,760 respectively. The data also pointed to the fact that the lowest-level salaries, which are typically starting salaries, tend to range between $34,380 and $45,510. Similarly, experienced math teachers in the top 25% statewide averaged $90,300, and those in the top ten percent averaged 24% more at $119,470.

It’s important to point out, however, that salary is as equally affected by location as it is experience. Below is a look at how math teachers are paid throughout the state:

Des Moines

  • Average: $64,440
  • Median: $53,030
  • 25th Percentile: $36,990
  • 75th Percentile: $81,040
  • 90th Percentile: $113,720

Davenport

  • Average: $67,980
  • Median: $61,380
  • 25th Percentile: $50,350
  • 75th Percentile: $85,420
  • 90th Percentile: $98,730

Council Bluffs

  • Average: $61,200
  • Median: $56,640
  • 25th Percentile: $45,720
  • 75th Percentile: $74,810
  • 90th Percentile: $91,920

Sioux City

  • Average: $55,060
  • Median: $52,480
  • 25th Percentile: $43,190
  • 75th Percentile: $66,290
  • 90th Percentile: $74,570

Waterloo/Cedar Falls

  • Average: $86,520
  • Median: $82,990
  • 25th Percentile: $57,150
  • 75th Percentile: $102,400
  • 90th Percentile: $139,910

Math teacher salaries throughout Iowa are shown in the table below, as recorded by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual median wage
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
60
60970
Des Moines-West Des Moines IA
50
68320
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE-IA
120
56040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls IA
50
60830
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
40
66350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
60
64280