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Agricultural Engineers in Iowa

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8.8% Jobs Projection
$80,640 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Agricultural Engineers in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Agricultural Engineers in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Agricultural Engineers in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Agricultural Engineers Work in Iowa?

In 2018, there were 190 Agricultural Engineers working in the state.

There were 150 Agricultural Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 80 Agricultural Engineers working in it, which means Iowa has more Agricultural Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Agricultural Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 370 jobs for Iowa Agricultural Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 200 annual jobs and 2,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Agricultural Engineers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Agricultural Engineers ranged from $51,010 to $126,290 with $80,640 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.52 to $60.72. The median hourly rate was $38.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.26 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.49.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Iowa Metros for Agricultural Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Agricultural Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 120 $85,600

Top States for Agricultural Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Agricultural Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 270 $75,520
Iowa 190 $80,640
Ohio 100 $79,240
Indiana 90 $76,970
Texas 90 $0
Kentucky 80 $62,320
Illinois 70 $87,030
Florida 70 $74,470
Pennsylvania 40 $71,400
South Dakota 40 $62,060
Kansas 30 $0

Below are the states where Agricultural Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Illinois $87,030
Iowa $80,640
Ohio $79,240
Indiana $76,970
California $75,520
Florida $74,470
Pennsylvania $71,400
Kentucky $62,320
South Dakota $62,060


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