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Fast Facts for Writers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Cedar Rapids
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Des Moines
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Des Moines

Salaries for Writers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Des Moines

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Ames
Doctorate
36,158
Iowa City
Doctorate
32,166
Cedar Falls
Doctorate
11,861
Fayette
Masters
4,943
Des Moines
Doctorate
4,904
Davenport
Doctorate
3,114
Sioux City
Masters
2,788
Forest City
Masters
2,487
Dubuque
Doctorate
2,366
Lamoni
Doctorate
2,262
Decorah
Bachelors
2,053
Storm Lake
Masters
1,982
Cedar Rapids
Masters
1,848
Des Moines
Masters
1,836
Grinnell
Bachelors
1,712
Fairfield
Doctorate
1,646
Sioux Center
Masters
1,533
Waverly
Bachelors
1,527
Indianola
Masters
1,479
Dubuque
Masters
1,467
Cedar Rapids
Bachelors
1,394
Oskaloosa
Masters
1,339
Orange City
Masters
1,243
Pella
Bachelors
1,237
Sioux City
Doctorate
1,186
Dubuque
Doctorate
1,039
Mount Vernon
Bachelors
1,009
Mount Pleasant
Masters
629

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Writers

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:
Writers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Writers 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
Iowa City40 $54,450
Cedar Rapids40 $48,020
Des Moines-West Des Moines180 $48,750

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