Average Salary in Ames, Iowa
About Ames Salaries
Employees in Ames, Iowa make an average salary of $47,756. Trends in wages are going down with a 0.6 percent decrease over last quarter as of Q1 2017. The cost of living in Ames is 6 percent lower than the national average. Popular jobs in Ames include Operations Manager, Mechanical Engineer, and Software Engineer which pay between $55,500 and $72,656 per year. Some popular Ames industries include Education, Agriculture, and Software as a Service (SaaS) Development. In Ames, some popular employers include Iowa State University, Renewable Energy Group, and Workiva.