Highest-paying business jobs in Iowa City

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Iowa City

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Iowa City, IA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#20. Tax preparers

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $40,980
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#19. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $51,760
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#18. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $57,120
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#17. Financial examiners

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $59,030
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#16. Insurance underwriters

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $59,620
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)

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#15. Fundraisers

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#14. Cost estimators

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $62,510
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#13. Training and development specialists

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#12. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $65,170
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#11. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $65,850
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)

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#10. Human resources specialists

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $66,910
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#9. Accountants and auditors

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $66,920
- #426 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#8. Compliance officers

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#7. Loan officers

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $70,500
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)
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#6. Logisticians

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $71,890
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)

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#5. Financial and investment analysts

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $78,140
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#4. Project management specialists

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $82,670
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#3. Management analysts

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $83,760
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#2. Personal financial advisors

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $89,270
- #346 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#1. Budget analysts

Iowa City, IA
- Annual mean salary: $108,870
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

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