Engineering Schools
In Ames, Iowa

There is only one engineering school in Ames for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the city of Ames, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Ames Vs. Iowa Engineering Employment

Ames 260
Iowa 11,870

Of the 9,780 engineering professionals employed in Iowa, 260 work in Ames. The number of engineering professionals in Ames has shrunk by 26% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Ames has increased.

Ames Vs. Iowa Engineering employment growth

11,960 13,230 13,070 12,940 9,780
350 650 620 280 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Ames

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Ames

$68,040 $67,743 $63,913 $66,410 $65,054
$38,100 $39,060 $40,440 $40,690 $41,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Ames
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Ames

As the number of engineering professionals in Ames has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Ames engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $65,054. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for engineering professionals in Ames was $68,040 per year. The decline in the salary of engineering professionals in Ames is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Ames

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Ames engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $59,804. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 84%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $42,494 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $78,052 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Ames

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering professional salaries in Ames are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Ames


Many of Ames' engineering professionals are graduates of the only accredited engineering school in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Ames


There are a total of 28 degree and certificate programs in engineering offered by Ames' engineering schools.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Ames


In 2010 approximately 1,016 students completed engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Ames, Iowa

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