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South Dakota Occupational Wage Estimates
Wages Updated to Quarter Ending September 2014

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Area   Definition Occupation   Definition Field
Percentile   Definition
Rapid City MSA13-2011Accountants and Auditors530$29.24$20.08$23.37$27.65$33.13$41.38
Rapid City MSA11-3011Administrative Services Managers50$37.90$27.59$33.29$38.46$43.79$47.35
Rapid City MSA25-3011Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Ins30$13.98$10.32$11.16$13.87$16.83$18.23
Rapid City MSA41-3011Advertising Sales Agents120$23.91$14.34$17.61$22.20$28.48$37.67
Rapid City MSA49-3011Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians90$28.55$24.08$25.91$28.15$31.11$35.41
Rapid City MSA39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants300$9.27$7.81$8.27$9.05$10.28$11.63
Rapid City MSA13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate30$22.88$16.77$18.85$21.82$25.42$30.23
Rapid City MSA17-1011Architects Except Landscape and Naval40$36.41$18.05$31.19$36.30$42.89$46.22
Rapid City MSA17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters60$18.99$15.46$16.93$19.28$21.53$22.90
Rapid City MSA11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers20$58.61$42.60$48.95$58.60$68.93$76.50
Rapid City MSA17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations880$29.34$15.82$19.70$27.33$36.51$47.52
Rapid City MSA27-0000Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations790$16.27$10.15$11.40$14.70$19.71$25.72
Rapid City MSA51-2099Assemblers and Fabricators All Other10$13.16$10.62$11.94$13.35$14.54$15.29
Rapid City MSA19-2021Atmospheric and Space Scientists50$37.99$30.12$32.74$37.15$42.69$48.32
Rapid City MSA53-6031Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants130$10.95$8.56$9.88$10.95$12.01$13.95
Rapid City MSA49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers150$19.44$14.33$16.11$17.93$21.15$29.68
Rapid City MSA49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics300$18.83$12.94$15.44$18.09$22.07$26.78
Rapid City MSA51-3011Bakers70$11.85$9.56$10.42$11.65$13.53$14.78
Rapid City MSA35-3011Bartenders400$9.49$7.86$8.37$9.22$10.76$12.27
Rapid City MSA43-3011Bill and Account Collectors420$14.18$10.51$11.98$13.80$15.81$18.82
Rapid City MSA43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators120$13.65$10.36$11.37$13.21$15.31$18.08
Rapid City MSA19-4021Biological Technicians40$14.69$11.06$12.49$14.79$16.10$18.42
Rapid City MSA43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks1,400$14.96$10.39$12.55$14.75$17.52$20.34
Rapid City MSA47-2021Brickmasons and Blockmasons60$22.75$14.56$16.74$20.10$30.62$35.71
Rapid City MSA27-4012Broadcast Technicians20$13.78$10.31$11.09$12.61$15.02$20.66
Rapid City MSA43-4011Brokerage Clerks20$19.17$16.20$17.32$19.09$21.31$22.84
Rapid City MSA37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2,870$10.79$8.02$8.75$10.18$12.35$14.66
Rapid City MSA49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists200$19.89$15.72$17.18$19.94$22.71$24.40
Rapid City MSA53-3022Bus Drivers School or Special Client150$13.31$11.57$12.52$13.45$14.39$14.94
Rapid City MSA13-0000Business and Financial Operations Occupations2,330$28.69$17.91$22.06$27.27$34.16$41.88
Rapid City MSA13-1199Business Operations Specialists All Other180$30.13$17.09$24.31$29.36$36.45$41.84
Rapid City MSA25-1011Business Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
Rapid City MSA51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters60$15.18$9.95$12.36$15.77$17.69$18.95
Rapid City MSA51-7011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters70$13.85$10.86$12.34$13.73$15.12$17.46
Rapid City MSA47-2031Carpenters740$16.44$11.42$13.42$16.12$18.48$22.42
Rapid City MSA17-1021Cartographers and Photogrammetrists*$23.62$19.04$19.94$21.44$22.94$32.94
Rapid City MSA41-2011Cashiers1,780$9.75$8.02$8.57$9.49$11.12$12.30
Rapid City MSA47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers280$16.65$10.88$13.29$16.98$20.20$22.22
Rapid City MSA35-1011Chefs and Head Cooks30$18.25$15.16$16.22$17.94$20.19$22.40
Rapid City MSA11-1011Chief Executives110$98.54$34.30$65.87$92.91$93.73$94.23
Rapid City MSA21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers270$18.94$14.68$16.19$18.26$21.53$24.37
Rapid City MSA39-9011Childcare Workers430$8.98$7.83$8.26$8.97$9.72$11.22
Rapid City MSA29-1011Chiropractors50$36.00$25.36$27.80$32.48$37.02$52.11
Rapid City MSA17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians60$19.24$15.44$16.78$18.97$21.63$23.27
Rapid City MSA17-2051Civil Engineers180$35.37$24.32$26.79$32.94$44.01$52.79
Rapid City MSA13-1031Claims Adjusters Examiners and Investigators*$31.77$23.49$26.39$31.73$37.95$43.40
Rapid City MSA53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment190$9.46$7.96$8.44$9.22$10.43$11.79
Rapid City MSA19-3031Clinical Counseling and School Psychologists90$33.63$25.40$27.76$32.28$37.86$45.15
Rapid City MSA27-2022Coaches and Scouts80note1*****
Rapid City MSA51-9121Coating Painting and Spraying Machine Setters Operators and Tenders10$13.83$10.34$11.45$13.84$16.16$17.82
Rapid City MSA49-9091Coin Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers30$13.65$10.18$12.74$13.84$14.94$16.69
Rapid City MSA35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food1,300$8.81$7.81$8.19$8.81$9.44$10.82
Rapid City MSA21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations1,000$18.34$11.22$14.37$17.68$21.83$26.74
Rapid City MSA13-1141Compensation Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists70$26.85$19.35$21.06$23.82$31.65$39.50
Rapid City MSA13-1041Compliance Officers Except Agriculture Construction Health and Safety and Transportation100$25.39$16.25$17.99$22.48$30.19$39.04
Rapid City MSA49-2011Computer Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers50$16.31$10.68$12.10$14.85$20.46$23.77
Rapid City MSA15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations840$28.75$16.64$20.51$27.09$35.29$44.28
Rapid City MSA15-1143Computer Network Architects30$44.04$31.44$38.39$44.19$51.83$57.29
Rapid City MSA15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists130$23.61$17.33$20.11$22.62$27.38$32.76
Rapid City MSA15-1131Computer Programmers60$23.97$16.54$18.71$22.03$27.49$34.26
Rapid City MSA15-1121Computer Systems Analysts50$38.69$29.84$32.84$37.42$44.24$52.10
Rapid City MSA15-1151Computer User Support Specialists150$17.75$13.24$15.56$17.42$19.92$22.89
Rapid City MSA19-1031Conservation Scientists20$33.25$21.88$28.13$32.01$40.62$44.81
Rapid City MSA47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors30$21.39$13.62$16.55$20.69$23.30$32.52
Rapid City MSA47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations3,830$17.30$10.86$13.10$16.48$20.55$25.25
Rapid City MSA47-2061Construction Laborers480$12.87$9.92$10.92$12.65$14.52$16.85
Rapid City MSA11-9021Construction Managers40$44.89$34.48$38.93$44.02$51.55$58.55
Rapid City MSA49-9012Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Except Mechanical Door30$26.60$16.01$19.06$23.72$34.63$40.60
Rapid City MSA53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders10$16.14$13.08$14.46$16.51$18.05$18.97
Rapid City MSA35-2011Cooks Fast Food620$8.88$7.78$8.20$8.87$9.61$11.11
Rapid City MSA35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria220$11.86$8.56$9.90$11.47$13.60$15.18
Rapid City MSA35-2014Cooks Restaurant290$11.24$9.42$10.13$11.05$12.10$14.08
Rapid City MSA35-2015Cooks Short Order280$9.58$7.99$8.61$9.65$10.91$11.64
Rapid City MSA33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers200$19.99$14.27$16.95$20.18$22.66$26.06
Rapid City MSA43-4021Correspondence Clerks10$12.17$10.12$10.92$12.16$13.56$14.39
Rapid City MSA13-1051Cost Estimators80$24.41$19.60$21.30$23.93$27.58$30.28
Rapid City MSA41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks220$11.39$8.20$8.90$10.27$13.39$16.45
Rapid City MSA35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop470$9.24$7.83$8.31$9.11$10.39$11.56
Rapid City MSA43-5021Couriers and Messengers30$10.46$8.35$9.36$10.47$11.62$13.26
Rapid City MSA43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks90$15.03$11.92$12.92$14.58$17.05$18.72
Rapid City MSA13-2041Credit Analysts20$25.11$20.25$21.63$23.93$28.28$33.80
Rapid City MSA43-4041Credit Authorizers Checkers and Clerks40$13.04$10.83$12.17$13.20$14.25$14.87
Rapid City MSA25-4012Curators20$25.33$18.90$20.76$24.08$29.90$34.83
Rapid City MSA43-4051Customer Service Representatives1,300$12.31$8.70$10.08$11.80$14.33$17.03
Rapid City MSA51-9031Cutters and Trimmers Hand10$11.56$8.58$9.89$11.77$13.61$14.68
Rapid City MSA51-4031Cutting Punching and Press Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic10$15.06$12.40$13.37$14.97$17.06$18.43
Rapid City MSA41-9011Demonstrators and Product Promoters30$11.53$8.30$9.26$12.04$13.69$14.72
Rapid City MSA31-9091Dental Assistants170$14.35$11.21$12.53$13.90$15.21$19.03
Rapid City MSA29-2021Dental Hygienists*$26.59$24.41$25.18$26.79$28.41$29.37
Rapid City MSA29-1021Dentists General70$54.63$49.21$51.29$54.78$58.28$61.31
Rapid City MSA33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators60$35.03$20.63$23.44$28.70$43.63$58.59
Rapid City MSA29-2032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers90$26.91$17.77$21.80$27.03$32.46$36.01
Rapid City MSA29-1031Dietitians and Nutritionists30$26.24$19.48$21.53$25.72$31.07$32.95
Rapid City MSA35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers400$8.99$7.78$8.17$8.82$9.50$11.48
Rapid City MSA35-9021Dishwashers280$8.73$7.80$8.17$8.77$9.39$10.68
Rapid City MSA43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance50$14.59$9.25$10.81$13.80$17.45$21.80
Rapid City MSA53-3031Driver/Sales Workers460$15.47$9.20$10.45$12.85$19.74$23.64
Rapid City MSA47-2081Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers60$16.52$13.29$15.26$16.58$17.91$18.70
Rapid City MSA27-3041Editors20$20.63$14.30$16.87$20.15$22.94$28.66
Rapid City MSA25-0000Education Training and Library Occupations3,250$19.91$11.82$15.53$18.99$23.86$28.72
Rapid City MSA11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School80note1*****
Rapid City MSA11-9031Education Administrators Preschool and Childcare Center/Program20$19.79$16.20$17.24$18.96$21.44$23.39
Rapid City MSA21-1012Educational Guidance School and Vocational Counselors110$19.80$13.42$15.47$18.41$24.53$28.25
Rapid City MSA51-2022Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers*$16.42$13.25$15.48$16.76$18.02$18.78
Rapid City MSA17-3023Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians60$16.64$8.35$9.23$14.43$22.10$30.22
Rapid City MSA49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment50$21.09$13.31$15.78$20.35$25.59$28.68
Rapid City MSA17-2071Electrical Engineers80$35.71$25.79$29.01$34.50$41.23$49.80
Rapid City MSA49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers160$32.00$26.47$30.41$32.76$35.18$36.63
Rapid City MSA47-2111Electricians340$20.50$13.61$15.88$19.65$25.24$27.84
Rapid City MSA17-2072Electronics Engineers Except Computer20$32.11$25.35$27.58$31.83$36.64$41.00
Rapid City MSA25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education570note1*****
Rapid City MSA43-4061Eligibility Interviewers Government Programs70$16.20$12.84$14.53$16.25$17.91$18.91
Rapid City MSA29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics160$14.17$10.21$11.21$14.01$16.88$18.55
Rapid City MSA25-1123English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary*note1*****
Rapid City MSA17-2081Environmental Engineers*$36.42$24.88$26.49$29.17$36.12$76.65
Rapid City MSA19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health70$28.41$20.70$22.67$26.94$33.80$39.25
Rapid City MSA51-9194Etchers and Engravers30$13.39$10.39$11.23$12.70$14.88$17.91
Rapid City MSA53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators*$16.02$12.69$13.75$15.67$17.81$19.54
Rapid City MSA43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants250$17.79$13.66$15.73$17.58$19.86$22.56
Rapid City MSA51-9041Extruding Forming Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters Operators and Tenders210$14.62$10.75$12.23$14.66$17.16$18.51
Rapid City MSA29-1062Family and General Practitioners50$108.03$71.33$83.88$92.33$92.75$93.01
Rapid City MSA49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians20$19.27$12.76$14.76$20.45$22.55$23.82
Rapid City MSA45-0000Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations100$15.22$9.47$11.18$14.37$18.91$22.63
Rapid City MSA43-4071File Clerks40$11.87$9.51$10.37$11.72$13.65$14.79
Rapid City MSA13-2051Financial Analysts40$35.02$21.97$25.78$35.72$42.52$47.10
Rapid City MSA11-3031Financial Managers90$69.33$38.83$48.39$57.57$80.38$93.62
Rapid City MSA13-2099Financial Specialists All Other40$30.45$22.53$23.49$30.30$34.09$40.48
Rapid City MSA33-2011Firefighters160$16.70$12.32$13.54$15.72$18.55$23.11
Rapid City MSA47-1011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Work270$27.28$19.96$22.55$26.64$31.73$36.35
Rapid City MSA33-1011First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers10$29.32$23.64$25.92$29.78$33.56$35.83
Rapid City MSA35-1012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers260$15.73$12.51$13.68$15.58$17.57$18.79
Rapid City MSA53-1021First-Line Supervisors of Helpers Laborers and Material Movers 30$22.71$15.33$19.35$22.31$26.57$30.44
Rapid City MSA37-1011First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers60$17.30$12.96$14.49$16.64$18.70$22.61
Rapid City MSA37-1012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundsk30$21.77$13.85$16.61$22.21$26.95$29.60
Rapid City MSA49-1011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics Installers and Repairers150$31.49$22.14$25.67$31.27$36.61$42.93
Rapid City MSA41-1012First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers80$39.03$30.62$33.08$36.87$44.71$53.45
Rapid City MSA43-1011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Worke240$22.06$16.30$18.48$21.53$25.17$28.74
Rapid City MSA39-1021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers50$17.74$14.86$15.76$17.13$18.49$22.22
Rapid City MSA33-1012First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives30$30.40$20.94$23.19$30.37$35.11$40.90
Rapid City MSA51-1011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers140$25.64$18.75$21.77$25.61$29.28$34.01
Rapid City MSA33-1099First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers All Other20$24.13$17.00$21.51$24.09$29.01$31.00
Rapid City MSA41-1011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers520$23.28$13.94$16.07$20.24$26.75$37.04
Rapid City MSA53-1031First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Mach90$29.31$19.55$23.86$28.57$34.30$38.56
Rapid City MSA39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors110$12.56$8.36$9.58$11.94$15.00$18.23
Rapid City MSA27-1023Floral Designers20$10.91$8.63$9.88$10.71$11.53$12.13
Rapid City MSA35-0000Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations6,600$9.51$7.85$8.31$9.08$10.40$12.38
Rapid City MSA35-2021Food Preparation Workers440$9.25$7.89$8.42$9.28$10.48$11.38
Rapid City MSA35-3041Food Servers Nonrestaurant20$13.10$8.30$9.79$13.55$16.51$17.86
Rapid City MSA11-9051Food Service Managers120$24.68$20.08$21.35$23.47$27.47$30.63
Rapid City MSA19-4093Forest and Conservation Technicians70$18.03$12.27$13.77$15.41$22.26$26.46
Rapid City MSA45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers20$16.50$11.22$13.20$16.48$20.18$22.07
Rapid City MSA51-9051Furnace Kiln Oven Drier and Kettle Operators and Tenders10$15.68$11.79$13.66$16.41$17.95$18.87
Rapid City MSA11-1021General and Operations Managers540$51.31$32.19$36.53$46.76$58.61$75.11
Rapid City MSA47-2121Glaziers60$17.33$12.96$14.61$17.36$20.28$22.13
Rapid City MSA27-1024Graphic Designers90$17.14$11.89$13.52$16.28$20.03$23.92
Rapid City MSA51-4033Grinding Lapping Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Pl30$14.13$10.78$12.15$14.04$16.19$18.05
Rapid City MSA39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists200$13.89$10.21$11.44$13.62$16.27$18.30
Rapid City MSA29-1199Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners All Other20$26.35$17.06$22.55$26.07$31.71$37.24
Rapid City MSA21-1091Health Educators40$26.90$17.30$22.24$27.22$33.02$35.90
Rapid City MSA29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4,690$31.15$14.81$19.54$25.69$34.07$51.80
Rapid City MSA21-1022Healthcare Social Workers70$19.13$15.40$16.60$18.57$21.71$23.64
Rapid City MSA31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations1,480$13.03$9.88$10.82$12.54$14.78$17.50
Rapid City MSA49-9021Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers140$20.32$14.09$16.44$19.33$23.38$28.35
Rapid City MSA53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers880$17.85$12.88$14.60$17.30$20.96$23.70
Rapid City MSA47-3011Helpers--Brickmasons Blockmasons Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters50$13.06$10.12$10.92$12.49$14.79$17.36
Rapid City MSA47-3012Helpers--Carpenters60$10.38$8.72$9.87$10.60$11.34$11.78
Rapid City MSA47-3013Helpers--Electricians60$9.77$8.11$8.95$10.06$10.98$11.54
Rapid City MSA47-3014Helpers--Painters Paperhangers Plasterers and Stucco Masons20$9.06$7.92$8.39$9.17$10.06$11.10
Rapid City MSA47-3015Helpers--Pipelayers Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters80$12.32$8.92$10.45$12.34$14.18$15.97
Rapid City MSA47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers130$15.56$11.22$13.07$15.66$17.85$20.03
Rapid City MSA49-9031Home Appliance Repairers*$14.78$10.81$12.41$14.56$17.14$18.76
Rapid City MSA31-1011Home Health Aides*$11.41$9.84$10.27$11.01$11.73$14.72
Rapid City MSA35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop150$9.18$7.85$8.35$9.19$10.44$11.36
Rapid City MSA43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks510$9.65$7.99$8.61$9.66$10.97$11.75
Rapid City MSA43-4161Human Resources Assistants Except Payroll and Timekeeping30$16.17$11.08$13.02$16.47$19.45$20.97
Rapid City MSA11-3121Human Resources Managers20$49.69$29.50$36.30$46.61$55.94$65.48
Rapid City MSA13-1071Human Resources Specialists130$25.76$16.83$19.29$24.44$29.36$39.71
Rapid City MSA17-3026Industrial Engineering Technicians*$18.16$13.44$15.55$18.45$21.12$22.69
Rapid City MSA17-2112Industrial Engineers10$37.64$29.88$31.73$34.69$47.42$54.65
Rapid City MSA49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics30$20.27$15.93$17.02$18.84$23.57$26.99
Rapid City MSA11-3051Industrial Production Managers40$43.71$28.22$37.04$43.15$50.11$63.02
Rapid City MSA53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators90$15.42$12.21$13.54$15.70$17.57$18.70
Rapid City MSA43-4199Information and Record Clerks All Other80$18.84$13.75$16.42$19.06$21.62$22.33
Rapid City MSA15-1122Information Security Analysts10$40.03$29.93$33.54$39.74$47.05$53.89
Rapid City MSA51-9061Inspectors Testers Sorters Samplers and Weighers40$17.12$12.91$14.14$16.80$20.03$22.40
Rapid City MSA49-0000Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations2,510$20.89$12.95$15.46$18.94$25.75$32.71
Rapid City MSA49-9099Installation Maintenance and Repair Workers All Other40$21.07$12.83$14.64$22.90$26.98$28.68
Rapid City MSA25-9031Instructional Coordinators30$23.78$18.38$20.33$22.70$26.64$30.60
Rapid City MSA47-2131Insulation Workers Floor Ceiling and Wall40$15.32$10.37$12.17$14.21$19.63$21.98
Rapid City MSA43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks*$13.03$10.43$11.36$12.89$14.49$15.98
Rapid City MSA41-3021Insurance Sales Agents190$41.18$18.19$21.09$28.08$44.60$88.71
Rapid City MSA13-2053Insurance Underwriters*$33.56$25.84$29.21$33.66$37.80$43.08
Rapid City MSA27-3091Interpreters and Translators20$22.41$13.74$17.32$24.43$27.44$29.25
Rapid City MSA37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1,410$11.01$8.13$9.00$10.70$12.98$14.60
Rapid City MSA51-9071Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers70$16.74$10.94$13.07$16.08$19.46$23.83
Rapid City MSA25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education50note1*****
Rapid City MSA53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand720$11.35$8.44$9.57$11.16$13.20$14.69
Rapid City MSA17-1012Landscape Architects*$28.63$17.46$22.70$31.38$34.66$36.20
Rapid City MSA37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers460$11.08$8.18$9.17$10.73$12.50$14.88
Rapid City MSA51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers150$10.58$8.12$8.97$10.38$11.75$14.00
Rapid City MSA23-1011Lawyers210$50.96$30.58$37.73$43.42$63.43$81.82
Rapid City MSA23-0000Legal Occupations430$36.67$16.13$20.60$31.97$44.30$68.49
Rapid City MSA43-6012Legal Secretaries160$13.48$8.41$10.00$14.07$16.82$18.33
Rapid City MSA25-4021Librarians60$19.95$15.18$16.74$19.33$22.74$26.89
Rapid City MSA25-4031Library Technicians80note1*****
Rapid City MSA29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses330$17.36$13.28$15.04$17.34$19.75$22.03
Rapid City MSA19-0000Life Physical and Social Science Occupations630$27.42$13.78$19.54$26.97$34.28$41.72
Rapid City MSA33-9092Lifeguards Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers80$9.13$7.84$8.31$9.10$10.25$11.36
Rapid City MSA53-3033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers460$16.10$9.67$12.19$15.63$18.83$22.55
Rapid City MSA43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks370$15.20$12.09$13.07$14.68$17.29$19.03
Rapid City MSA13-2072Loan Officers190$28.88$20.78$23.13$27.35$33.45$38.69
Rapid City MSA49-9094Locksmiths and Safe Repairers*$20.09$12.13$16.73$20.89$23.63$26.69
Rapid City MSA11-9081Lodging Managers50$24.50$20.32$21.83$24.19$27.38$29.25
Rapid City MSA53-7063Machine Feeders and Offbearers10$11.06$8.16$8.82$12.07$13.58$14.48
Rapid City MSA51-4041Machinists120$17.08$12.29$14.25$17.04$19.81$22.70
Rapid City MSA37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners860$9.23$7.83$8.31$9.11$10.35$11.55
Rapid City MSA43-9051Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators Except Postal Service40$10.68$8.10$8.73$9.78$12.01$15.18
Rapid City MSA49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers General380$16.36$12.57$13.72$15.72$18.23$21.68
Rapid City MSA49-9043Maintenance Workers Machinery10$15.94$12.34$13.10$14.39$20.36$22.71
Rapid City MSA13-1111Management Analysts260$33.34$19.76$24.94$30.47$38.48$45.89
Rapid City MSA11-0000Management Occupations1,600$47.47$21.28$30.74$41.06$56.34$79.09
Rapid City MSA11-9199Managers All Other40$45.26$31.20$34.81$42.53$52.48$67.53
Rapid City MSA13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists60$27.22$17.49$20.61$25.94$32.90$41.04
Rapid City MSA31-9011Massage Therapists10$18.10$15.58$16.29$17.47$18.66$22.69
Rapid City MSA25-1022Mathematical Science Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
Rapid City MSA17-3013Mechanical Drafters10$17.73$15.42$16.21$17.55$18.88$21.51
Rapid City MSA17-3027Mechanical Engineering Technicians20$22.78$16.10$18.70$21.71$26.67$32.91
Rapid City MSA17-2141Mechanical Engineers50$34.80$25.80$28.12$32.51$37.27$49.37
Rapid City MSA29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians40$17.92$12.25$14.61$18.49$21.26$22.91
Rapid City MSA29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists100$27.27$19.24$22.25$27.12$32.26$35.53
Rapid City MSA11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers100$46.96$30.04$37.76$47.25$55.81$64.35
Rapid City MSA31-9092Medical Assistants160$12.91$9.95$11.06$12.81$14.51$16.74
Rapid City MSA49-9062Medical Equipment Repairers20$18.17$13.27$14.96$17.67$20.65$24.58
Rapid City MSA29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians220$17.05$11.30$13.20$15.90$20.24$24.91
Rapid City MSA43-6013Medical Secretaries*$20.14$15.71$16.69$18.33$24.43$27.65
Rapid City MSA31-9094Medical Transcriptionists120$14.85$12.10$13.12$14.83$16.81$18.10
Rapid City MSA13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners30$16.52$12.51$13.70$15.79$18.57$22.65
Rapid City MSA21-1014Mental Health Counselors60$20.17$15.13$16.97$20.06$23.16$26.82
Rapid City MSA27-1026Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers190$11.07$9.61$10.23$10.98$11.74$12.20
Rapid City MSA43-5041Meter Readers Utilities*$17.49$11.70$13.97$17.08$20.32$24.51
Rapid City MSA25-2022Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Educa360note1*****
Rapid City MSA51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters Operators and Tenders40$13.41$10.36$11.74$13.40$14.88$17.09
Rapid City MSA49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Except Engines130$23.21$16.17$18.20$21.66$28.69$34.01
Rapid City MSA39-4031Morticians Undertakers and Funeral Directors20$29.86$20.67$23.11$27.29$38.85$43.86
Rapid City MSA49-3052Motorcycle Mechanics20$18.69$12.80$14.00$16.48$19.19$30.95
Rapid City MSA25-4013Museum Technicians and Conservators*$15.56$12.50$13.30$14.66$17.09$18.80
Rapid City MSA11-9121Natural Sciences Managers10$55.77$42.02$44.27$54.90$62.20$73.18
Rapid City MSA15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators220$29.18$21.54$24.84$28.56$33.63$37.34
Rapid City MSA39-2021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers70$9.76$7.88$8.42$9.31$11.13$13.34
Rapid City MSA29-1171Nurse Practitioners60$46.65$37.26$40.63$45.40$53.25$61.05
Rapid City MSA31-1014Nursing Assistants730$12.13$9.73$10.42$11.54$13.68$15.94
Rapid City MSA43-0000Office and Administrative Support Occupations9,650$13.62$8.99$10.58$12.94$15.95$19.14
Rapid City MSA43-9199Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other20$17.77$12.66$13.86$17.45$20.98$22.30
Rapid City MSA43-9061Office Clerks General570$12.07$8.37$9.59$11.43$14.46$17.31
Rapid City MSA47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators360$18.60$13.58$15.61$18.13$21.60$24.10
Rapid City MSA29-2081Opticians Dispensing70$14.15$10.48$11.64$13.66$16.45$18.33
Rapid City MSA29-1041Optometrists30$40.88$21.64$34.07$42.05$46.15$64.59
Rapid City MSA43-4151Order Clerks60$13.74$10.51$11.90$13.49$15.02$17.80
Rapid City MSA49-3053Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics30$15.62$12.48$13.35$14.80$17.58$19.45
Rapid City MSA51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders70$13.08$8.65$10.04$12.40$16.43$18.65
Rapid City MSA53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand130$9.15$7.96$8.39$9.09$9.82$11.53
Rapid City MSA47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance110$15.81$11.06$13.13$15.81$18.01$20.83
Rapid City MSA51-9122Painters Transportation Equipment*$20.91$16.36$17.94$20.55$23.41$27.09
Rapid City MSA23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants*$18.88$13.49$15.70$17.75$21.00$25.91
Rapid City MSA41-2022Parts Salespersons300$15.49$9.50$11.54$14.63$19.00$23.04
Rapid City MSA47-2071Paving Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators*$21.44$17.38$19.60$21.44$23.30$26.84
Rapid City MSA43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks50$17.24$13.20$14.95$17.04$19.36$22.25
Rapid City MSA39-9021Personal Care Aides120$10.83$9.63$10.08$10.79$11.50$12.47
Rapid City MSA39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations1,870$11.01$8.08$8.87$10.27$11.99$15.51
Rapid City MSA13-2052Personal Financial Advisors40$29.20$20.50$22.89$27.61$35.44$42.09
Rapid City MSA37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation30$13.25$9.78$10.57$11.87$16.33$18.19
Rapid City MSA29-1051Pharmacists140$55.18$45.07$49.83$55.18$61.10$70.00
Rapid City MSA29-2052Pharmacy Technicians150$15.70$11.94$13.20$15.34$18.30$20.61
Rapid City MSA27-4021Photographers20note1*****
Rapid City MSA51-9151Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators20note1*****
Rapid City MSA31-2022Physical Therapist Aides20$13.23$10.40$11.71$13.15$14.55$16.69
Rapid City MSA31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants*$18.16$14.16$15.81$17.92$20.67$22.63
Rapid City MSA29-1123Physical Therapists110$36.94$24.72$30.99$36.12$41.90$46.65
Rapid City MSA29-1071Physician Assistants90$43.70$33.77$38.84$43.39$48.01$55.91
Rapid City MSA29-1069Physicians and Surgeons All Other80$110.94$82.97$91.74$92.96$110.22$127.93
Rapid City MSA47-2151Pipelayers50$16.83$13.08$14.60$16.74$18.83$21.44
Rapid City MSA47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters210$20.95$15.76$17.41$20.29$23.29$28.19
Rapid City MSA43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers60$17.66$13.69$15.56$17.44$19.89$22.34
Rapid City MSA33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers270$20.99$16.52$18.10$20.56$23.21$27.20
Rapid City MSA43-5051Postal Service Clerks30$22.06$12.92$12.93$26.47$26.61$27.53
Rapid City MSA43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers100$24.20$16.24$20.08$27.77$27.78$28.87
Rapid City MSA43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators50$22.46$12.03$15.24$26.06$26.48$26.57
Rapid City MSA11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents20$26.64$17.34$18.71$25.89$32.60$37.21
Rapid City MSA51-5111Prepress Technicians and Workers10$15.45$11.83$13.08$14.83$17.19$18.83
Rapid City MSA25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education180$13.99$10.47$11.80$13.72$16.10$18.18
Rapid City MSA51-5112Printing Press Operators50$14.67$9.36$11.19$14.03$17.56$21.33
Rapid City MSA21-1092Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists50$20.00$16.05$18.07$20.29$22.15$23.26
Rapid City MSA43-3061Procurement Clerks50$19.08$14.03$17.16$19.07$22.24$22.90
Rapid City MSA27-2012Producers and Directors*$21.93$13.92$17.43$23.09$26.71$28.79
Rapid City MSA43-5061Production Planning and Expediting Clerks50$17.94$12.35$14.08$16.85$21.18$27.05
Rapid City MSA51-0000Production Occupations2,560$14.76$9.62$11.24$13.95$17.45$21.63
Rapid City MSA11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers110$19.30$11.93$13.56$16.64$22.91$33.99
Rapid City MSA33-0000Protective Service Occupations1,210$18.59$10.29$12.84$17.64$22.33$27.77
Rapid City MSA33-9099Protective Service Workers All Other60$15.27$10.16$10.80$11.89$15.38$26.41
Rapid City MSA27-3031Public Relations Specialists120$20.59$14.87$16.75$19.48$23.20$28.88
Rapid City MSA13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products100$28.69$18.60$21.75$27.24$36.32$42.26
Rapid City MSA49-2021Radio Cellular and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers30$31.15$24.61$28.45$32.33$35.14$36.83
Rapid City MSA27-3011Radio and Television Announcers70$12.36$8.41$9.69$11.54$14.65$18.15
Rapid City MSA29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians150$23.52$17.15$19.81$22.95$27.23$30.22
Rapid City MSA41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents80$23.27$16.34$20.08$22.34$25.57$30.58
Rapid City MSA43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks820$11.42$8.80$10.06$11.30$13.01$14.49
Rapid City MSA39-9032Recreation Workers110$13.98$9.91$10.96$13.04$15.77$19.99
Rapid City MSA49-3092Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians40$12.72$8.50$10.00$12.93$15.12$17.53
Rapid City MSA53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors50$13.34$10.56$11.90$13.29$14.58$16.46
Rapid City MSA29-1141Registered Nurses1,810$27.29$20.16$22.86$27.12$31.95$35.55
Rapid City MSA21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors60$17.59$13.14$14.88$17.29$20.34$22.71
Rapid City MSA39-9041Residential Advisors280$10.88$9.22$9.93$10.75$11.57$13.35
Rapid City MSA41-2031Retail Salespersons3,550$12.54$8.26$9.14$10.90$13.79$18.82
Rapid City MSA47-2181Roofers60$13.49$10.33$11.45$13.16$14.81$17.64
Rapid City MSA41-0000Sales and Related Occupations7,770$15.46$8.33$9.32$11.69$17.71$27.71
Rapid City MSA41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other60$13.35$10.04$10.87$12.30$15.68$18.50
Rapid City MSA11-2022Sales Managers30$54.70$30.28$36.51$45.70$70.51$90.28
Rapid City MSA41-3099Sales Representatives Services All Other30$19.96$14.62$16.12$17.90$24.05$29.79
Rapid City MSA41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Products630$25.49$15.65$19.30$23.81$29.85$39.22
Rapid City MSA41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products80$36.53$23.83$25.73$28.87$40.70$62.47
Rapid City MSA51-7041Sawing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Wood70$13.92$11.70$12.80$13.89$14.98$16.74
Rapid City MSA25-2031Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Ed650note1*****
Rapid City MSA43-6014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical 850$13.35$10.02$11.16$13.06$15.02$17.68
Rapid City MSA41-3031Securities Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents40$48.95$17.59$28.34$56.29$68.21$73.93
Rapid City MSA49-2098Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers*$19.64$16.18$17.54$19.71$22.05$23.44
Rapid City MSA33-9032Security Guards210$12.30$9.94$10.59$11.68$13.87$16.02
Rapid City MSA25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers40$13.65$10.14$11.28$13.19$15.58$18.45
Rapid City MSA47-4071Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners20$14.55$9.50$11.86$14.81$17.41$18.98
Rapid City MSA51-6031Sewing Machine Operators10$9.97$8.16$8.79$9.71$10.86$11.71
Rapid City MSA47-2211Sheet Metal Workers50$16.94$12.12$14.49$16.88$19.56$22.28
Rapid City MSA43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks170$13.16$8.47$10.00$12.85$15.40$18.73
Rapid City MSA11-9151Social and Community Service Managers30$31.37$23.23$26.97$31.83$35.67$39.85
Rapid City MSA21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants200$11.76$8.74$10.01$11.26$13.40$15.59
Rapid City MSA15-1132Software Developers Applications60$43.67$30.39$34.11$40.98$52.81$67.74
Rapid City MSA15-1133Software Developers Systems Software30$36.63$21.32$28.15$38.69$44.86$51.56
Rapid City MSA25-2052Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School110note1*****
Rapid City MSA25-2053Special Education Teachers Middle School40note1*****
Rapid City MSA25-2054Special Education Teachers Secondary School80note1*****
Rapid City MSA29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists100$26.71$19.97$22.23$25.82$29.24$39.49
Rapid City MSA51-8021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators40$20.87$14.11$18.26$21.65$25.28$25.29
Rapid City MSA43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers890$11.16$8.17$8.98$10.65$12.97$15.20
Rapid City MSA47-2221Structural Iron and Steel Workers*$17.15$12.73$14.03$16.91$20.30$22.44
Rapid City MSA21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors80$18.21$13.08$14.56$17.84$21.15$23.21
Rapid City MSA25-3098Substitute Teachers60$13.54$12.22$12.74$13.60$14.46$14.99
Rapid City MSA29-1067Surgeons30$129.86$92.11$92.11$92.11$92.11$92.11
Rapid City MSA29-2055Surgical Technologists120$20.04$15.53$17.24$20.03$22.58$25.63
Rapid City MSA17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians40$16.45$13.39$14.97$16.35$18.02$19.69
Rapid City MSA17-1022Surveyors30$25.17$17.49$19.36$21.80$29.83$37.45
Rapid City MSA13-2081Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents20$26.91$16.33$19.14$23.16$33.79$44.69
Rapid City MSA13-2082Tax Preparers70$22.08$12.39$14.63$19.10$28.51$37.21
Rapid City MSA53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs80$10.71$8.45$9.70$10.78$11.79$13.44
Rapid City MSA25-9041Teacher Assistants350note1*****
Rapid City MSA51-2092Team Assemblers350$11.10$8.37$9.47$10.73$11.94$14.97
Rapid City MSA49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers60$26.19$19.14$21.23$24.68$31.14$36.36
Rapid City MSA49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers70$21.61$15.14$16.66$19.68$26.90$29.90
Rapid City MSA43-3071Tellers290$11.77$9.93$10.50$11.47$13.10$14.47
Rapid City MSA49-3093Tire Repairers and Changers80$12.28$9.85$10.79$12.39$13.88$14.78
Rapid City MSA23-2093Title Examiners Abstractors and Searchers120$23.63$14.33$17.12$21.54$28.36$38.91
Rapid City MSA00-0000Total all occupations60,640$18.00$8.71$10.47$14.45$21.34$30.86
Rapid City MSA39-7011Tour Guides and Escorts*$9.17$7.90$8.34$9.09$10.02$11.45
Rapid City MSA13-1151Training and Development Specialists50$20.55$11.19$15.03$18.71$25.90$30.22
Rapid City MSA53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3,740$15.11$8.99$10.76$13.78$17.92$22.86
Rapid City MSA53-6051Transportation Inspectors20$33.09$15.93$17.18$33.68$52.88$52.89
Rapid City MSA33-9093Transportation Security Screeners40$17.46$14.30$15.36$16.75$18.85$22.37
Rapid City MSA19-3051Urban and Regional Planners20$25.84$19.24$20.96$23.91$29.22$38.28
Rapid City MSA29-1131Veterinarians50$32.85$21.13$24.08$31.91$41.91$45.88
Rapid City MSA31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers40$9.22$7.86$8.37$9.23$10.52$11.42
Rapid City MSA29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians60$12.92$10.34$11.32$12.80$14.17$15.01
Rapid City MSA25-1194Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary80$21.75$14.73$16.86$20.51$26.23$32.32
Rapid City MSA35-3031Waiters and Waitresses1,420$8.81$7.79$8.15$8.75$9.35$10.56
Rapid City MSA51-8031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators80$19.73$14.29$16.50$19.80$22.61$26.09
Rapid City MSA15-1134Web Developers20$21.25$14.09$17.45$20.73$23.91$28.45
Rapid City MSA43-5111Weighers Measurers Checkers and Samplers Recordkeeping10$13.71$11.72$12.63$13.67$14.71$15.65
Rapid City MSA51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers170$16.48$12.38$13.72$15.99$18.72$22.12
Rapid City MSA13-1022Wholesale and Retail Buyers Except Farm Products30$26.80$15.82$21.07$26.29$33.62$37.27
Rapid City MSA51-7042Woodworking Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Except Sawing120$13.52$10.07$11.75$13.42$14.84$17.73

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Note1 - Only annual wage estimates are available for this occupation. Workers in this occupation are paid based on an annual amount, but generally do not work the norm of 2,080 hours per year. An * indicates that information is not available due to disclosure concerns or reliability issues.

Wages do not include the value of benefits paid to workers

Hourly wages are calculated by 2,080 hours (52 weeks x 40 hours) to produce annual wage estimates. However, many workers do not work full-time and the annual wage estimate may not be representative of the annual wage received.

*Not available due to disclosure concerns or reliability issues

Only hourly wage estimates are available for the musicians and singers occupation.

Source: May 2013 South Dakota Occupational Worker and Wage estimates

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