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Electrical Engineers in Iowa

Want to work in Iowa as an Electrical Engineer? Read this first!

12.8% Jobs Projection
$85,670 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 1,210 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,270 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electrical Engineers in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Electrical Engineers than average.

Electrical Engineers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.

Job Projections for Electrical Engineers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 110 annual Electrical Engineers job openings in Iowa, and 1,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $60,370 to $122,660 with $85,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.03 to $58.97. The median hourly rate was $41.19.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $41.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.48.

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

Electrical Engineers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Electrical Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids, IA 600 $91,090
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 320 $89,000
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 180 $74,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 130 $78,750
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 $96,970
Iowa City, IA 30 $83,180

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

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

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

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

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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Occupation IA Employment Total
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 410


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