As of July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Iowa is $7.25 per hour. This is the same as the federal minimum wage. However, some cities and counties have their own minimum wage laws that are higher than the state or federal minimum wage. For example, the city of Des Moines has a minimum wage of $12.00 per hour.
Some workers may be exempt from the minimum wage laws. For example, certain types of workers such as tipped employees, student workers, and workers with disabilities may be paid a lower minimum wage.
The average wage in Iowa is $20.70 per hour.
However, wages vary greatly depending on the type of job and the location. For example, jobs in Des Moines tend to pay more than jobs in other parts of the state. And, jobs in the construction and manufacturing industries tend to pay more than jobs in the retail and service industries.