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2014 Iowa Wage Survey
The wages for both the Iowa Wage Survey and Occupational Employments Statistics Survey are straight-time, gross pay and exclusive of premium pay. The following are included in the collection of OES and Iowa Wage data: base rates, commissions, cost-of-living allowances, mileage, piece rates, portal-to-portal rates, production bonuses, tips and certain pay (deadheading, guaranteed, hazard, incentive and longevity). The following are excluded from the collection of OES and Iowa Wage data: bonuses (attendance, holiday, stock, non-production and year ends), certain pay (back, holiday premium, jury duty, on-call, overtime, severance and weekend premium), certain allowances (clothing, tool/equipment and uniform), discount, draw, meal and lodging payments, merchandise discounts, prerequisites, profit-sharing payments, relocation allowances, shift differentials. 2014 Iowa Wage Survey Data was developed from the 2013 OES Wage Survey. The wage estimates have been updated to May 2014 using the Employment Cost Index. The 2014 data are available for the State, MSA's, IWD Regions, and Balance of State Areas.
Apr-28-2015Go To Article
Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Survey
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Wage Survey provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. The OES Survey is a nation-wide survey which contacts 400,000 establishments annually. Over 7,000 establishments are contacted annually in Iowa.
Jan-15-2015Go To Article
Green Goods and Services
The Green Goods and Services (GGS) Survey is an annual survey that measure the employment associated with the production of green goods and services from sampled establishments of 333 detailed industries. The green jobs are totaled by industry and by ownership for the nation, States, and the District of Columbia.
Occupational Definitions
Both the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Wage Survey and the Iowa Wage Survey are based on the definitions found in the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System. The SOC is used by Federal agencies to classify workers.

OES Wage Survey - Important Information
Information on area descriptions, national data, other states' data, glossary, and technical notes for the OES Wage Survey.
Wage and Salary Conversion Calculator
*Wages are quoted as an hourly, weekly, monthly, or yearly amount. Frequently employers and workers want to know what a wage is in a different time frame. The Wage and Salary Conversion Calculator will allow you to enter a wage and a time period and the wage will be converted to the amount for the other three time frames.
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American Community Survey
America is changing, and so is the census. The American Community Survey lets communities see how they are changing - filling in the gaps between each 10-year census.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The BEA produces a wide variety of economic data, including personal income data for the U.S., all states and counties.

Family Budget Calculator
The Family Budget Calculator lets you determine the income needed for particular types of families to make ends meet. Because costs of goods and services vary across the U.S., the calculator customizes the budgets for every U.S. community—over 400 in all.

Location Quotient Calculator
The Location Quotient Calculator is a tool on the BLS website that creates, on demand, tables of private sector employment data, by industry, as measured by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.

Minimum Wage Laws in the States
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 an hour. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.

Prevailing Wage Request Form
Certification Program to hire foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis. Federal regulations require the employer to pay the prevailing wage rate for an alien worker's occupation and geographic area of intended employment. Prevailing wage determinations for aliens working in Iowa are made by the U.S. Department of Labor.

State of Iowa Job Descriptions and Pay Plans
Job classification descriptions provide more detailed information on the job classifications in state government. Information includes examples of duties, knowledges, abilities and skills required for successful performance, education and experience needed to qualify, and special qualifications needed.

Wage Payment Collection and Minimum Wage
The Iowa Division of Labor processes claims relating to unpaid wages, vacation pay, unpaid expenses, unauthorized deductions, minimum wage, etc.

*Data and Publications*
Iowa Wage Survey Archive
Past Iowa Wage Surveys - This information are not time series data and are not comparable year over year.
Jan-2-2014Go To Article
Iowa Fringe Benefit Profile
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