Average Salary in Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa Most Popular Skills


Project Management66

Customer Service61

Microsoft Office54

Microsoft Excel44

Data Analysis36

Operations Management33

People Management29

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About Ames Salaries

Employees in Ames, Iowa make an average salary of $48,236. As of Q2 2017, the trend in wages is going up with a 0.3 percent increase over last quarter. The cost of living in Ames is 6 percent less expensive than the national average. Popular jobs in Ames include Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General), Mechanical Engineer, and Software Engineer which pay between $52,803 and $71,638 per year. The most popular industries in Ames are Education, Agriculture, and Software as a Service (SaaS) Development. In Ames, some popular employers include Iowa State University, Renewable Energy Group, and Workiva.

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Iowa State University

Average Salary: $57,420

Renewable Energy Group

Average Salary: $50,923


Average Salary: $47,968


Average Salary: $73,891

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