Iowa Mechanical Engineers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mechanical Engineers in Iowa

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Fast Facts for Mechanical Engineers in Iowa

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

Salaries for Mechanical Engineers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Ames, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City

Schools for Mechanical Engineers in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Mechanical Engineering Schools in Iowa

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More Iowa Mechanical Engineering Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Dordt College Sioux Center Masters 1,301
Iowa State University Ames Doctorate & First Professional 26,160
University of Iowa Iowa City Doctorate & First Professional 29,117

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mechanical Engineers

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:
Mechanical Engineers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mechanical Engineers 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 80 $74960 0.92
Iowa City 140 $86390 0.8
Cedar Rapids 300 $73440 1.06
Des Moines 250 $76100 0.36
West Des Moines 250 $76100 0.36
Dubuque 180 $72240 1.57
Waterloo 500 $74170 2.76
Cedar Falls 500 $74170 2.76
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