Jobs in Ames, Iowa

The unemployment rate in Ames is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%)


YOU SHOULD KNOW

- That Job Growth in Ames has been Positive.
- Jobs have Increased by 1.8% over the past year.
- The average salary in Ames is $42,373.
- The median home cost in Ames is $177,100

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  EMPLOYMENT INFORMATIONAmes, IowaUnited States
  Income per Cap.$24,082$28,555
  Household Income$42,373$53,482
  Unemployment Rate3.20%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth1.80%1.59%
  Future Job Growth40.40%37.98%
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  AVERAGE SALARY BY OCCUPATIONAmes, IowaUnited States
  Management$41,087$65,643
  Business, Financial$42,734$55,431
  Computer, Math$37,328$73,554
  Architecture, Engineering$20,875$74,001
  Sciences$22,963$55,336
  Social Service$30,367$38,592
  Legal$46,346$74,395
  Education$25,449$39,450
  Arts, Entertainment$12,462$36,374
  Health Practitioners$55,847$64,417
  Health Technicians$30,301$35,954
  Healthcare Support$19,306$22,334
  Fire Fighters$6,250$29,766
  Law Enforcement$52,727$55,397
  Food Prep, Serving$7,002$13,351
  Cleaning, Maintenance$10,433$18,423
  Personal Care$6,945$15,351
  Sales, Related$12,075$26,485
  Office Admin, Support$16,234$29,268
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$5,455$19,254
  Construction, Extraction$25,822$32,468
  Maintence, Repair$38,143$40,948
  Production$26,067$31,479
  Transportation$20,625$32,663
  Material Moving$16,429$22,126
  AVERAGE SALARY BY INDUSTRYAmes, IowaUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$15,409$24,135
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$0$62,204
  Construction$24,916$35,300
  Manufacturing$31,950$42,158
  Wholesale Trade$41,311$41,714
  Retail Trade$10,267$21,666
  Transportation and Warehousing$34,000$40,449
  Utilities$67,279$62,996
  Information$21,346$48,512
  Finance and Insurance$37,219$50,584
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$20,658$36,265
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$27,304$59,897
  Management of Companies and Enterprises$0$61,392
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$15,573$23,873
  Educational Services$20,532$37,346
  Health Care and Social Assistance$29,154$33,234
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$5,795$21,042
  Accommodation and Food Services$7,749$14,790
  Other Services$18,510$22,627
  Public Administration$42,578$51,719
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Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews
From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... Read More

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Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... Read More

Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... Read More


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