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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

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More Iowa Librarian Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Iowa City
Doctorate
32,011
Cedar Falls
Doctorate
11,905

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:
Librarians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians 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
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames60 $52,460
Waterloo-Cedar Falls80 $49,100
Iowa City160 $67,130
Cedar Rapids130 $46,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines250 $51,040
Dubuque30 $55,090

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