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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in Iowa

352 Bachelor's Degrees
$53,467 Avg Salary
$23,256 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in IowaWith 352 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #20 most popular major in Iowa. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the engineering tech bachelor's degrees in the country. The engineering tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Engineering Tech Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in Iowa ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Technologies Majors

After graduating, engineering technologies majors that go to school in Iowa go on to jobs making an average of $53,467 per year. This is 34% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a engineering tech degree is $55,227. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools in Iowa  53,467
Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,227
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Grads in Iowa

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid engineering technologies majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Tech Graduates in Iowa


University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a large student population.

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William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA

William Penn University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. William Penn University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Oskaloosa.

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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

Our rankings recognize Upper Iowa University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Fayette.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the The Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the The Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 434
Minnesota 34 128
Kansas 32 397
South Dakota 32 40
Nebraska 31 115
North Dakota 30 68

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Quality Control Technology 120
Engineering-Related Fields 101
Industrial Production Technology 83
Electronics Engineering Technology 30
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 13

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,208
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,425
Computer & Information Sciences 870
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 849
Mathematics & Statistics 466

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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