Lactation Consultant Salaries in Iowa - IA

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the twenty fastest growing occupations across the nation, half of the occupations are in the health care industry. In fact, health care occupations (including lactation consultants) are expected to experience a positive 22.5% employment growth rate from 2008 to 2018. As these occupations become increasingly more in demand, lactation consultants in Iowa may benefit from more job placement availability and higher competitive salary averages.

Shifting industry trends are not the only factor that can potentially skew lactation consultant salaries in Iowa. One way that professionals can take a proactive approach to achieve higher than average salaries is by continuing to promote occupational commitment through ongoing formal education and training in lactation consulting. For example, lactation consultants that earn a doctorate degree in health care may command higher salaries than those possessing an associate degree. Likewise, dedication to lactation consulting by continuing to accrue significant amounts of diverse clinical experience may also reflect in high salaries.

Right now most lactation consultants in the United States earn an average salary of $83,000/yr. Lactation consultants in Iowa can anticipate a salary average that is closer to $82,000. However this figure can change considerably depending on the geographical location where a lactation consultant finds employment:

Des Moines:  $68,000/yr
Cedar Rapids:  $78,000/yr
Davenport:  $74,000/yr
Sioux City:  $70,000/yr
Iowa City:  $80,000/yr

*Salary statistics are provided by indeed.com

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