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Want to work in Iowa as an Animal Scientist? Read this first!

4.8% Jobs Projection
$68,150 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Animal Scientists in Iowa is growing slower than average.

  • Animal Scientists in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Scientists Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 110 workers employed as Animal Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 100 Animal Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Animal Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.9%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Animal Scientists job openings in Iowa, and 220 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 6,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Animal Scientists Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Animal Scientists ranged from $46,200 to $121,630 with $68,150 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.21 to $58.48. The median hourly rate was $32.76.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.54 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.78.

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


Top States for Animal Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Animal Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 290 $49,390
Wisconsin 280 $63,440
Minnesota 210 $65,760
Michigan 140 $52,330
North Carolina 140 $51,610
New York 130 $59,010
Missouri 130 $62,720
Iowa 110 $68,150
Ohio 80 $68,530
Illinois 80 $51,960
Maryland 80 $118,410
Pennsylvania 70 $51,020
South Dakota 60 $55,420
Oklahoma 50 $21,160
Georgia 40 $53,370
Nebraska 40 $81,150
Colorado 40 $48,900
California 40 $49,760
Indiana 30 $61,150
Kansas 30 $60,150

Below are the states where Animal Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $118,410
Nebraska $81,150
Ohio $68,530
Iowa $68,150
Minnesota $65,760
Wisconsin $63,440
Missouri $62,720
Indiana $61,150
Kansas $60,150
New York $59,010

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