Show me the money!

Or at least what I need to do to GET that money in Iowa...

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles data every single year to track down how much people make at their jobs. If you fall down the rabbit hole and go through the list of jobs and find out how much these positions make, you might start considering changing careers.

The average American makes approximately $45,760 as of 2021, according to reports. This is a nine percent increase from the year before.

Inflation over the past few years is causing a portion of the American and Iowan population to struggle financially. Also, with the rapidly growing cost of rent in several of the major Iowa cities, finding a way to get by is not necessarily easy these days.

Maybe these times are making you reconsider whether or not your job is right for you.

Or maybe you're getting ready to pursue a higher education and want to know what degree might give you the highest chances of being financially successful.

To be honest, the highest paid positions in Iowa are not that surprising. If you had to guess what sort of career path would allow someone to make the most money, what would you guess?


The highest paid (on average) positions in Iowa are cardiologists who make approximately $348,350 a year.

Here are the top ten highest grossing job positions in Iowa along with their median wages:

1. Cardiologists ~ $348,350

2. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric ~ $346,330

3. Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric ~ $330,320

4. Physicians, Pathologists ~ $327,800

5. Dermatologists ~ $326,930

6. Surgeons, All Other ~ $289,990

7. Neurologists ~ $283,900

8. Obstetricians and Gynecologists ~ $277,060

9. Family Medicine Physicians ~ $270,990

10. General Internal Medicine Physicians ~ $268,180

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