Money may not be the key to happiness, but it sure can help. If you're looking for a career field to go into that'll earn you a little extra "happiness," we've got some ideas of where to start your search.

Let's first start by looking at what it costs to live in Iowa. According to, the living wage in Iowa in 2024 is $32,718. And that number is only going to go up. There are lots of jobs that fall around that pay range, but let's shoot for the stars shall we?

Here's a look at the top highest-paying jobs in the state, according to the Iowa Works.

Highest Paying Jobs in Iowa That are Hiring

These are the top highest-paying jobs in the state currently, according to Iowa Works.

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So basically, if you want to make a lot of money, go into the healthcare field. There are some occumpations outside of that though that can pay a pretty penny. You can see the full list of jobs in Iowa and what they pay HERE.

Now let's look at some actual jobs that are available in the area under these categories that can earn you that big salary. Iowa Works has a list of over 100 jobs in various career fields in the state that have salaries over $100,000. Some of the postings include dentists, physicians, sales, and more!

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If you're looking for that big paycheck, these are jobs you'll want to aspire to.


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