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Natural Sciences Managers in Iowa

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12.8% Jobs Projection
$117,890 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Natural Sciences Managers in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Natural Sciences Managers in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Natural Sciences Managers Work in Iowa?

In 2018, there were 380 Natural Sciences Managers working in the state.

There were 310 Natural Sciences Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Natural Sciences Managers in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 500 Natural Sciences Managers working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Natural Sciences Managers than average.

Natural Sciences Managers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Natural Sciences Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.9%.

Job Projections for Natural Sciences Managers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 440 jobs for Iowa Natural Sciences Managers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,200 annual jobs and 62,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Natural Sciences Managers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Natural Sciences Managers ranged from $74,600 to $193,420 with $117,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.86 to $92.99. The median hourly rate was $56.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $53.64 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.04.

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

Natural Sciences Managers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Natural Sciences Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Natural Sciences Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 $75,960
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 140 $140,500
Ames, IA 50 $120,300
Iowa City, IA 40 $133,390

Top States for Natural Sciences Managers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Natural Sciences Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,870 $150,350
Pennsylvania 4,480 $130,970
Massachusetts 4,040 $164,590
Maryland 3,370 $137,500
North Carolina 2,960 $140,600
Texas 2,620 $117,130
Illinois 1,950 $113,180
Washington 1,810 $141,360
Indiana 1,720 $54,350
Michigan 1,570 $99,440
Minnesota 1,490 $117,190
New York 1,360 $124,560
Virginia 1,270 $126,060
Oregon 1,250 $104,160
Colorado 1,230 $127,080
District of Columbia 1,200 $133,700
Utah 1,200 $86,880
Arizona 1,060 $93,240
Ohio 1,000 $120,720
Missouri 670 $104,550

Below are the states where Natural Sciences Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $166,190
Massachusetts $164,590
Connecticut $156,340
California $150,350
Washington $141,360
North Carolina $140,600
Maryland $137,500
District of Columbia $133,700
Pennsylvania $130,970
Colorado $127,080

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