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Fast Facts for Civil Engineers in Iowa

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

Salaries for Civil Engineers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Ames

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More Iowa Civil Engineering Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Highest Award
Iowa City
Sioux Center

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Civil 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:
Civil Engineers

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

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Ames230 $81,750
Iowa City160 $77,730
Cedar Rapids230 $76,780
Des Moines-West Des Moines570 $85,590
Dubuque50 $89,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls40 $73,720

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