Iowa Librarians: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Librarians in Iowa

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Fast Facts for Librarians in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Iowa City, Ames and Dubuque
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Des Moines, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Iowa City

Salaries for Librarians in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Iowa City, Dubuque and Waterloo

Schools for Librarians in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Librarian Schools in Iowa

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School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
University of Iowa Iowa City Doctorate & First Professional 29,117
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls Doctorate 12,692

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Ames 60 $47510 1.48
Iowa City 160 $62360 1.92
Cedar Rapids 190 $45840 1.37
Des Moines 280 $58740 0.86
West Des Moines 280 $58740 0.86
Dubuque 40 $50760 0.64
Waterloo 90 $51550 1.03
Cedar Falls 90 $51550 1.03
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