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Iowa Math Teacher Salary Expectations

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