The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Iowa. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

After the data science team did a thorough analysis of the data, we discovered that Industrial Truck Driver are the highest paid people in Iowa.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Iowa:

  1. Industrial Truck Driver
  2. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Owner/Operator
  4. Emergency Medicine Specialist
  5. Public Health Dentist
  6. Nurse Anesthetist
  7. Senior Director, Product Marketing
  8. Director Of Manufacturing Operations
  9. President And General Manager
  10. Family Practitioner

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Iowa For 2022

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the most recently released data on March 29, 2022 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and others. The data science team then supplements that data by continuously scanning through millions of job postings each day to find published salaries. We match these published salaries to the companies, locations, and job titles in other datasets. Finally, the data science team calculates a weighted average of these inputs to produce an estimated salary for the particular job title in Iowa.

In total, the team looked at the salary data set for all 745 jobs in Iowa in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Industrial Truck Driver $167,552 $109,000 2,102
2 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist $162,169 $104,000 2,095
3 Owner/operator $161,401 $103,000 3,726
4 Emergency Medicine Specialist $160,134 $101,000 1,995
5 Public Health Dentist $150,202 $92,000 2,312
6 Nurse Anesthetist $145,365 $87,000 1,133
7 Senior Director, Product Marketing $142,789 $92,000 1,021
8 Director Of Manufacturing Operations $142,713 $90,000 1,111
9 President And General Manager $139,172 $85,000 1,044
10 Family Practitioner $138,542 $80,000 2,020
11 Clinical Physician Assistant $137,986 $81,000 2,285
12 Vice President & General Manager $131,377 $78,000 1,055
13 Senior Director, Product Management $129,184 $84,000 1,071
14 Regional General Manager $127,769 $74,000 1,210
15 Manager Of Business Consulting $127,649 $86,000 1,069
16 Operator And Truck Driver $127,022 $69,000 4,836
17 Engineering Production Operations Director $124,705 $71,000 1,194
18 Director Of Retail Sales $124,568 $74,000 1,016
19 General Manager/director $123,202 $74,000 1,303
20 Executive Director, Information Technology $123,132 $76,000 1,160
21 Director Of Engineering, Quality & Program Management $117,998 $74,000 1,019
22 Marketing Technology Director $117,963 $70,000 1,042
23 Director Of Business Systems $115,350 $80,000 1,236
24 Director, Product Marketing $115,059 $72,000 1,034
25 Director, Product Engineering $114,529 $72,000 1,141
26 Senior Director Of Business Development $114,409 $69,000 1,179
27 Master Technician $113,778 $83,000 1,372
28 Director Of Quality & Engineering $112,393 $72,000 1,096
29 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner $112,273 $67,000 1,979
30 Head Manager $111,161 $62,000 1,339
31 Business Services Director $110,471 $67,000 1,395
32 Engineering And Operations Director $110,458 $69,000 1,204
33 Director Of Project Management $108,830 $67,000 1,179
34 Product Management Director $108,526 $70,000 1,080
35 Intensive Care Unit Nurse $107,924 $65,000 2,547
36 Director Of Sales & Business Development $107,865 $58,000 1,225
37 Director, Business Development And Strategy $107,573 $62,000 1,160
38 Business Unit Manager $107,520 $62,000 1,310
39 General Manager Of Operations $107,158 $60,000 1,075
40 Director, Educational Research And Product Strategy $107,014 $64,000 1,011
41 Director/manager $106,463 $64,000 1,189
42 Information Technology Systems Director $105,852 $64,000 1,174
43 Cardiology Nurse Practitioner $104,106 $62,000 1,549
44 Client Services Director $104,023 $57,000 1,045
45 Director Of Customer Care $103,331 $60,000 1,001
46 Application Development Team Lead $102,830 $76,000 1,002
47 Director Of New Product Development $102,368 $58,000 1,095
48 Deputy General Manager $100,813 $57,000 1,025
49 Performance Manager $99,607 $59,000 1,000
50 Professional Services Project Manager $98,853 $69,000 1,025
51 Lead Manager $97,718 $51,000 1,311
52 Service Technician Lead $97,675 $52,000 1,157
53 Director Program Management $97,107 $57,000 1,012
54 Project Development Director $95,801 $51,000 1,182
55 Business Development Account Manager $95,418 $54,000 1,044
56 Critical Care Nurse $94,779 $53,000 2,492
57 Executive Director Business Development $94,102 $52,000 1,036
58 Operating Room Nurse $92,144 $58,000 1,247
59 Business Support Manager $91,825 $51,000 1,120
60 Associate Business Manager $91,736 $54,000 1,227
61 Director Of Strategic Business Development $91,275 $48,000 1,148
62 Lead Development Engineer $90,507 $68,000 1,011
63 Software Development Project Manager $89,954 $61,000 1,046
64 Business Process Manager $88,954 $54,000 1,103
65 Information Technology Technical Services Manager $88,881 $56,000 1,195
66 Director, International Business Development $88,179 $48,000 1,161
67 Nurse Practitioner $88,037 $49,000 1,933
68 Software Development Specialist $87,998 $67,000 1,063
69 Business General Manager $87,738 $44,000 1,377
70 Management Information Systems Director $87,537 $56,000 1,156
71 Project Engineer/software Engineer $87,103 $66,000 1,166
72 Area Business Manager $86,845 $57,000 1,199
73 Senior Business Development Representative $86,812 $46,000 1,128
74 Family Nurse Practitioner $86,762 $49,000 2,060
75 Computer Systems Director Of Information $86,473 $48,000 1,038
76 Director Of Field Operations $86,133 $51,000 1,142
77 Operations Team Leader $85,653 $46,000 1,047
78 Business Program Manager $85,640 $47,000 1,127
79 Inventory Specialist Manager $85,547 $47,000 1,315
80 Finance Services Director $85,500 $47,000 1,227
81 Endoscopy Registered Nurse $85,374 $54,000 2,347
82 Registered Nurse In The Icu $85,226 $51,000 2,440
83 Director Of User Experience $85,159 $46,000 2,692
84 Engineer Of System Development $84,131 $58,000 1,094
85 Manager Local $83,988 $47,000 1,002
86 Driver/owner Operator $83,809 $41,000 4,315
87 Director Of Marketing Services $83,399 $46,000 1,185
88 Administrative Services Director $82,342 $49,000 1,174
89 Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner $82,097 $60,000 2,422
90 Business Development Director $81,972 $44,000 1,171
91 Director Technical Development $80,813 $44,000 1,064
92 Director/operations Manager $80,452 $45,000 1,071
93 Perioperative Nurse $79,791 $48,000 1,631
94 Contractor-Registered Nurse $79,446 $47,000 2,410
95 Systems Operations Manager $79,423 $46,000 1,081
96 Co-Manager $79,225 $40,000 1,126
97 Registered Nurse In Pacu $79,092 $46,000 2,224
98 Model/sales Associate $79,014 $50,000 1,004
99 Business Developer $79,010 $41,000 1,003
100 Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse $78,790 $52,000 1,660
Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Iowa

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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