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South Dakota Occupational Wage Estimates
Wages Updated to Quarter Ending March 2015

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Area   Definition Occupation   Definition Field
Percentile   Definition
Central13-2011Accountants and Auditors400$26.60$18.22$21.30$25.65$30.17$37.10
Central11-3011Administrative Services Managers20$33.48$21.76$29.21$34.53$39.22$44.52
Central41-3011Advertising Sales Agents20$22.16$14.04$16.19$19.96$27.13$35.26
Central45-2091Agricultural Equipment Operators50$13.02$10.20$11.02$12.48$14.69$17.29
Central53-3011Ambulance Drivers and Attendants Except Emergency Medical Technicians10$9.63$7.96$8.69$9.82$10.90$11.55
Central39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants70$9.45$7.87$8.46$9.46$10.82$11.57
Central13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate40$20.75$13.79$15.66$17.83$22.07$30.40
Central17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters*$16.14$13.29$15.14$16.50$17.85$18.66
Central11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers20$43.33$34.13$40.30$44.11$47.93$50.22
Central17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations430$28.26$16.63$20.99$28.13$34.76$39.41
Central27-0000Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations340$18.22$11.38$13.33$16.47$21.26$27.34
Central53-6031Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants*$9.48$7.92$8.40$9.20$10.60$12.31
Central49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers50$17.12$13.03$14.45$16.65$19.02$22.56
Central49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics170$16.83$11.40$12.77$14.53$21.40$25.42
Central51-3011Bakers20$9.57$7.87$8.35$9.15$10.65$12.42
Central35-3011Bartenders200$9.85$8.00$8.68$9.86$11.18$11.99
Central43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators60$13.15$10.07$10.69$11.71$14.62$18.87
Central19-1029Biological Scientists All Other30$28.98$13.79$23.36$31.08$35.79$37.27
Central19-4021Biological Technicians20$14.78$12.96$13.78$15.41$15.42$17.19
Central43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks1,010$14.25$10.32$12.30$13.96$16.18$18.58
Central13-2031Budget Analysts20$25.98$17.57$21.72$25.70$29.71$34.81
Central37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1,630$11.27$8.33$9.51$10.84$12.43$14.77
Central49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists90$19.05$15.14$16.39$18.48$21.82$24.41
Central53-3022Bus Drivers School or Special Client200$13.66$10.95$12.47$13.68$14.89$16.46
Central13-0000Business and Financial Operations Occupations1,780$25.75$15.01$19.40$23.53$29.60$37.47
Central13-1199Business Operations Specialists All Other60$29.77$19.75$22.93$27.98$35.46$44.04
Central51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters100$14.22$10.22$12.02$13.73$15.91$19.64
Central13-1021Buyers and Purchasing Agents Farm Products30$36.05$22.62$27.00$34.74$43.04$47.09
Central51-7011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters40$11.85$9.80$10.51$11.69$13.44$14.68
Central25-2032Career/Technical Education Teachers Secondary School50note1*****
Central47-2031Carpenters270$14.74$12.12$12.87$14.12$16.08$18.77
Central41-2011Cashiers1,470$9.33$8.09$8.52$9.24$10.02$11.65
Central47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers100$13.98$10.59$11.97$13.64$15.69$18.14
Central21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers170$19.01$13.91$15.89$18.15$21.70$24.71
Central39-9011Childcare Workers260$8.74$7.78$8.15$8.79$9.42$10.74
Central29-1011Chiropractors*$36.42$25.05$27.09$32.08$38.45$61.53
Central17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians60$18.34$15.23$16.34$18.12$20.74$23.03
Central17-2051Civil Engineers270$30.67$21.70$25.85$29.99$36.10$40.13
Central13-1031Claims Adjusters Examiners and Investigators40$24.62$16.17$18.76$23.34$29.25$35.48
Central53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment50$9.33$7.97$8.51$9.39$10.56$11.46
Central27-2022Coaches and Scouts80note1*****
Central51-9121Coating Painting and Spraying Machine Setters Operators and Tenders10$13.52$12.35$12.80$13.59$14.36$14.83
Central35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food540$8.64$7.76$8.10$8.70$9.29$10.09
Central21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations540$17.29$10.43$13.86$17.10$20.50$23.91
Central13-1141Compensation Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists70$21.94$15.46$18.31$21.49$24.49$30.07
Central13-1041Compliance Officers Except Agriculture Construction Health and Safety and Transportation430$20.04$13.10$14.59$20.19$23.63$28.24
Central49-2011Computer Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers40$18.90$14.96$16.67$19.41$21.59$22.89
Central15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations500$27.61$16.85$20.88$26.47$32.77$38.89
Central15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists110$27.09$19.22$22.10$27.01$32.38$36.68
Central15-1121Computer Systems Analysts30$36.00$25.29$27.92$32.71$47.25$54.24
Central15-1151Computer User Support Specialists60$16.37$12.53$14.31$16.52$18.33$20.46
Central19-1031Conservation Scientists80$26.28$19.10$20.99$25.62$31.12$35.01
Central47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors20$19.69$15.82$16.92$18.77$22.77$24.29
Central47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations1,420$16.20$10.79$12.94$15.37$18.46$22.91
Central47-2061Construction Laborers50$12.18$8.55$9.92$12.41$14.22$16.12
Central49-9012Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Except Mechanical Door10$21.57$13.79$16.75$20.58$23.72$34.34
Central53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders80$13.09$11.03$12.20$13.21$14.24$14.86
Central35-2011Cooks Fast Food150$9.15$7.83$8.28$9.02$10.13$11.53
Central35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria290$11.08$8.80$9.95$11.01$12.16$14.03
Central35-2014Cooks Restaurant180$11.63$9.90$10.48$11.47$12.93$14.29
Central35-2015Cooks Short Order70$10.23$8.11$8.98$10.32$11.52$12.70
Central33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers140$16.26$11.16$13.61$16.40$18.42$22.45
Central13-1051Cost Estimators10$18.02$13.15$14.65$17.63$20.72$23.92
Central41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks110$8.81$7.99$8.35$8.96$9.56$10.21
Central35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop240$9.92$7.99$8.71$9.91$11.19$12.11
Central43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks110$14.42$10.57$12.05$13.66$15.81$20.78
Central25-4012Curators10$23.92$16.90$19.58$22.62$28.51$34.30
Central43-4051Customer Service Representatives230$13.15$8.48$9.82$12.36$15.59$19.99
Central51-4031Cutting Punching and Press Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic20$14.84$12.55$13.32$14.61$16.50$17.96
Central31-9091Dental Assistants70$14.24$11.70$12.78$14.08$15.94$18.13
Central29-2021Dental Hygienists20$30.86$25.95$27.50$30.79$34.44$36.69
Central29-1021Dentists General20$75.66$42.42$47.68$58.25$79.78$101.40
Central33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators20$36.47$24.12$26.95$39.16$44.10$49.78
Central35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers230$8.67$7.76$8.12$8.74$9.35$10.53
Central35-9021Dishwashers120$8.45$7.77$8.10$8.66$9.22$9.56
Central43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance20$13.71$10.10$10.91$12.43$15.48$18.94
Central53-3031Driver/Sales Workers90$17.08$11.68$13.74$16.88$20.36$23.10
Central25-0000Education Training and Library Occupations2,330$16.21$9.92$12.46$16.09$18.86$22.88
Central11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School60note1*****
Central21-1012Educational Guidance School and Vocational Counselors40$19.95$15.85$16.83$18.48$22.18$27.17
Central49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment*$28.65$13.45$15.45$35.82$40.64$44.02
Central49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers110$30.36$24.21$26.42$29.80$35.44$38.52
Central47-2111Electricians110$22.14$15.78$17.12$19.70$23.51$35.85
Central17-2072Electronics Engineers Except Computer20$33.44$23.39$29.76$33.25$36.31$48.16
Central25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education470note1*****
Central11-9161Emergency Management Directors90$20.74$15.89$18.12$20.97$23.31$24.69
Central29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics210$13.26$10.02$11.64$13.30$14.70$16.80
Central19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health50$26.23$20.64$22.86$26.20$29.06$30.78
Central53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators40$18.43$13.24$15.15$17.54$21.36$26.09
Central43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants320$16.76$13.12$14.81$16.70$18.47$20.97
Central29-1062Family and General Practitioners30$102.31$55.42$82.30$95.11$100.95$102.00
Central49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians170$19.66$14.61$16.50$19.39$22.80$25.89
Central45-0000Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations300$12.62$10.09$10.93$12.38$14.04$15.06
Central45-2093Farmworkers Farm Ranch and Aquacultural Animals20$13.93$11.60$12.62$13.80$14.99$17.34
Central11-3031Financial Managers50$45.20$32.36$35.41$40.54$47.94$57.64
Central47-1011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Work60$25.29$20.01$21.71$25.00$28.67$31.66
Central35-1012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers130$15.79$12.25$13.87$16.10$17.87$18.93
Central37-1011First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers30$16.42$10.45$11.70$16.78$19.68$22.82
Central37-1012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundsk10$24.39$19.58$21.65$25.01$27.73$29.36
Central49-1011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics Installers and Repairers60$32.65$23.74$26.05$29.47$40.21$47.26
Central41-1012First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers30$43.01$25.19$33.21$42.30$52.37$63.82
Central43-1011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Worke80$19.22$12.92$15.47$17.86$22.10$28.87
Central39-1021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers20$15.29$12.54$13.40$14.83$17.14$18.61
Central33-1012First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives20$32.47$21.76$25.05$30.42$38.22$48.37
Central51-1011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers80$22.41$15.85$18.43$21.86$26.36$30.23
Central41-1011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers190$19.42$13.59$15.63$18.00$21.53$27.09
Central53-1031First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Mach20$26.27$21.10$23.88$26.78$29.13$30.51
Central33-3031Fish and Game Wardens30$17.18$13.00$14.51$16.99$19.56$22.62
Central51-3092Food Batchmakers60$9.36$7.80$8.16$8.79$9.41$14.09
Central35-0000Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations3,100$9.67$7.88$8.38$9.23$10.84$12.57
Central35-2021Food Preparation Workers310$9.06$7.87$8.30$9.03$9.95$11.35
Central11-9051Food Service Managers30$22.86$17.91$20.23$22.70$26.00$28.83
Central45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers90$12.40$10.01$10.81$12.31$13.92$14.90
Central19-1032Foresters20$19.61$15.93$17.17$19.21$22.20$23.98
Central39-4021Funeral Attendants20$10.72$9.85$10.21$10.80$11.39$11.75
Central11-1021General and Operations Managers360$47.57$26.12$34.39$45.04$56.40$68.38
Central45-2041Graders and Sorters Agricultural Products130$12.10$10.09$10.84$12.03$13.53$14.43
Central27-1024Graphic Designers20$15.73$10.37$11.69$14.93$19.14$22.96
Central39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists70$13.10$10.24$11.00$12.26$14.53$17.65
Central29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1,880$28.44$13.21$16.74$22.59$30.09$48.82
Central21-1022Healthcare Social Workers50$16.84$12.74$13.85$15.86$18.46$23.44
Central31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations1,060$11.55$8.66$9.92$11.21$13.14$14.92
Central53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers790$17.22$12.37$13.65$16.28$20.53$23.77
Central47-3012Helpers--Carpenters70$10.03$7.91$8.45$9.32$10.79$12.10
Central47-3013Helpers--Electricians20$11.79$9.79$10.33$11.23$12.66$15.09
Central47-3015Helpers--Pipelayers Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters*$13.27$9.96$10.57$11.58$16.69$18.16
Central47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers320$14.36$10.57$12.61$14.36$16.67$18.26
Central31-1011Home Health Aides100$12.34$10.18$11.07$12.43$13.75$14.55
Central35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop20$9.45$7.93$8.43$9.26$10.64$11.86
Central43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks310$10.46$8.12$9.00$10.25$11.53$13.80
Central13-1071Human Resources Specialists40$21.88$15.87$17.29$19.91$24.10$30.83
Central49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics50$23.35$13.58$15.72$18.88$35.82$38.53
Central53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators40$15.15$12.21$13.25$14.94$17.25$18.76
Central43-4199Information and Record Clerks All Other30$16.49$12.29$13.79$15.43$20.06$22.93
Central49-0000Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations1,330$20.94$12.71$14.72$18.66$25.11$34.45
Central25-9031Instructional Coordinators30$33.29$24.44$26.37$29.58$42.06$45.68
Central43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks90$12.49$9.44$10.72$12.49$14.22$15.96
Central41-3021Insurance Sales Agents170$22.61$13.79$16.07$22.33$26.43$30.29
Central43-4111Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan30$12.76$10.24$11.19$12.80$14.22$15.08
Central37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners730$10.74$8.25$9.31$10.63$11.88$14.01
Central23-1023Judges Magistrate Judges and Magistrates20$52.98$42.19$50.73$54.97$59.21$61.75
Central25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education70note1*****
Central53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand660$10.66$8.31$9.29$10.52$11.73$13.47
Central37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers190$11.24$8.47$9.76$11.00$12.55$14.78
Central51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers90$9.29$7.81$8.27$9.06$10.50$11.79
Central23-1011Lawyers120$39.09$25.49$30.13$35.74$43.50$56.57
Central23-0000Legal Occupations240$32.49$16.19$20.56$29.58$39.36$54.56
Central43-6012Legal Secretaries80$15.53$12.78$13.86$15.43$17.32$18.47
Central11-1031Legislators60note1*****
Central25-4021Librarians100$15.30$11.53$12.92$14.49$17.28$21.02
Central25-4031Library Technicians80$9.83$7.99$8.65$9.78$11.07$11.84
Central29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses180$17.05$12.84$14.78$16.93$18.97$22.21
Central19-0000Life Physical and Social Science Occupations420$25.07$14.83$19.73$24.01$30.28$36.14
Central53-3033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers220$17.24$10.00$10.93$13.22$20.99$34.04
Central43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks140$15.82$11.69$13.64$16.05$17.98$19.26
Central13-2072Loan Officers170$28.90$20.35$22.56$28.35$34.86$39.52
Central11-9081Lodging Managers*$25.75$21.35$24.07$26.31$28.35$29.58
Central51-4041Machinists10$14.34$10.75$12.44$13.92$15.83$18.92
Central37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners470$10.05$8.10$8.96$10.19$11.25$11.88
Central49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers General270$15.88$12.24$13.43$15.57$18.18$20.55
Central13-1111Management Analysts260$34.34$19.90$22.71$27.87$35.58$54.05
Central11-0000Management Occupations1,120$36.61$16.26$23.12$33.50$45.55$58.39
Central13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists20$28.95$21.61$24.98$27.80$30.68$39.97
Central29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians30$18.66$13.61$15.98$18.89$21.65$23.27
Central29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists50$22.84$16.04$18.04$22.03$27.40$32.95
Central11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers60$34.93$25.94$29.29$34.15$38.86$47.05
Central31-9092Medical Assistants40$12.91$9.39$11.11$13.10$14.65$16.81
Central29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians80$16.81$12.49$13.80$16.13$19.00$22.72
Central31-9094Medical Transcriptionists60$14.15$12.00$12.76$13.98$15.37$17.61
Central13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners10$15.40$12.69$13.39$14.57$16.76$20.20
Central21-1014Mental Health Counselors30$20.71$16.04$17.48$20.21$23.48$27.38
Central25-2022Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Educa200note1*****
Central51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters Operators and Tenders50$14.27$12.40$12.94$13.84$14.75$17.09
Central39-4031Morticians Undertakers and Funeral Directors20$25.42$20.11$22.62$25.86$28.50$30.30
Central15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators150$27.97$18.71$21.98$26.80$33.61$40.96
Central39-2021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers10$9.56$7.83$8.42$9.39$10.95$11.79
Central29-1151Nurse Anesthetists10$81.04$61.83$78.35$85.00$91.16$95.10
Central29-1171Nurse Practitioners20$46.79$38.21$40.80$45.11$53.62$60.81
Central31-1014Nursing Assistants710$10.73$8.38$9.56$10.65$11.72$13.76
Central43-0000Office and Administrative Support Occupations5,040$13.28$8.92$10.45$12.66$15.20$18.58
Central43-9199Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other10$12.56$10.01$11.25$11.26$12.28$18.56
Central43-9061Office Clerks General300$10.49$8.04$8.78$10.07$11.61$13.77
Central47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$18.53$15.21$16.30$18.11$20.78$23.12
Central29-2081Opticians Dispensing30$15.33$12.40$13.25$14.67$17.27$19.52
Central51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders130$12.47$10.02$10.75$11.96$14.06$16.01
Central53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand60$8.97$7.90$8.28$8.92$9.56$11.20
Central47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance20$15.11$12.01$13.05$14.78$17.20$18.73
Central23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants50$21.97$16.22$17.97$21.53$25.68$29.08
Central41-2022Parts Salespersons140$16.29$11.35$13.22$15.81$19.30$22.71
Central43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks20$15.07$12.05$13.13$14.93$17.14$18.51
Central39-9021Personal Care Aides200$10.21$8.22$9.19$10.40$11.40$12.02
Central39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations1,120$11.07$8.15$9.10$10.65$12.23$14.59
Central37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation180$14.31$10.70$12.18$13.70$15.54$18.80
Central29-1051Pharmacists70$53.80$45.84$49.16$54.09$59.02$66.48
Central29-2052Pharmacy Technicians50$13.41$10.66$12.20$13.22$14.52$16.14
Central29-1123Physical Therapists30$36.48$30.13$32.60$36.30$41.49$45.58
Central29-1071Physician Assistants60$44.33$32.56$36.10$44.56$52.12$58.12
Central47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters70$18.36$12.89$14.26$17.01$22.27$27.23
Central43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers40$14.60$12.47$13.14$14.27$15.99$17.94
Central33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers190$18.22$13.13$14.76$17.35$20.96$24.20
Central43-5051Postal Service Clerks60$18.45$12.18$12.19$13.15$27.70$28.19
Central43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers110$22.86$16.68$20.23$21.06$27.28$27.92
Central43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators40$15.56$9.79$12.18$12.19$17.39$27.19
Central11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents40$27.41$18.88$25.49$27.97$28.53$35.42
Central51-8012Power Distributors and Dispatchers20$40.89$35.96$41.94$41.94$41.95$41.95
Central25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education80$14.73$12.45$13.19$14.42$16.18$18.04
Central51-5112Printing Press Operators50$13.83$10.16$11.26$13.34$15.23$18.05
Central51-0000Production Occupations1,580$14.38$9.51$11.04$13.36$16.43$20.86
Central11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers50$15.67$12.69$13.62$15.17$17.43$18.78
Central33-0000Protective Service Occupations540$17.65$10.80$12.92$16.41$20.17$24.84
Central27-3031Public Relations Specialists100$25.37$16.36$19.66$22.63$29.66$40.98
Central13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products30$21.66$16.41$17.87$21.16$24.61$27.87
Central29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians60$22.71$16.77$19.77$22.52$25.97$29.20
Central41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents30$24.28$17.52$21.70$24.99$28.85$30.10
Central43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks340$10.98$8.80$9.92$10.93$11.94$13.87
Central39-9032Recreation Workers70$12.29$9.52$10.61$12.24$14.00$15.08
Central53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors80$10.42$8.30$9.34$10.37$11.42$12.41
Central29-1141Registered Nurses700$25.12$19.64$21.37$24.42$28.50$32.39
Central21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors30$15.91$11.06$12.87$14.72$18.57$22.77
Central27-3022Reporters and Correspondents60$15.60$10.72$12.38$15.21$18.75$21.56
Central39-9041Residential Advisors180$11.27$9.68$10.21$11.08$11.97$13.93
Central29-1126Respiratory Therapists20$27.64$20.96$24.89$27.78$30.88$35.24
Central41-2031Retail Salespersons1,120$12.51$8.33$9.06$10.60$14.26$19.26
Central41-0000Sales and Related Occupations3,780$14.40$8.29$9.00$10.62$17.25$26.06
Central41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other20$15.74$11.82$13.46$15.53$18.09$19.70
Central11-2022Sales Managers10$54.36$29.20$41.70$52.27$68.01$86.70
Central41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Products270$26.07$16.89$20.79$23.88$29.64$38.37
Central41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products120$32.90$21.63$24.24$31.42$41.04$48.23
Central25-2031Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Ed370note1*****
Central43-6014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical650$12.34$9.79$10.67$12.14$13.96$15.09
Central33-9032Security Guards70$11.12$9.64$10.16$10.94$11.73$13.46
Central25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers30$17.01$11.77$13.23$15.38$18.59$27.06
Central43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks40$12.99$10.17$11.17$12.87$14.48$16.54
Central11-9151Social and Community Service Managers20$34.81$26.25$29.27$34.78$40.06$45.27
Central21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants80$10.31$7.95$8.65$9.86$11.35$13.18
Central15-1132Software Developers Applications110$31.08$21.10$23.92$27.90$33.04$39.34
Central19-1013Soil and Plant Scientists70$31.32$22.27$25.94$31.74$36.33$41.79
Central25-2052Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School80note1*****
Central25-2053Special Education Teachers Middle School20note1*****
Central25-2054Special Education Teachers Secondary School40note1*****
Central29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists30$21.83$16.20$17.64$20.42$25.12$30.02
Central43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers400$9.68$7.85$8.32$9.10$10.63$13.32
Central21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors70$16.52$12.14$14.69$16.72$18.54$21.12
Central25-3098Substitute Teachers160$12.35$10.03$10.74$11.95$13.87$15.01
Central29-1067Surgeons10$133.92$94.81$101.52$101.81$102.11$102.29
Central29-2055Surgical Technologists10$17.10$15.11$15.95$17.15$18.34$19.21
Central13-2082Tax Preparers20$17.01$13.09$14.68$16.76$18.78$22.33
Central53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs20$12.24$10.23$10.96$12.15$13.65$14.57
Central25-9041Teacher Assistants450note1*****
Central51-2092Team Assemblers10$14.45$10.36$11.26$15.69$17.32$18.29
Central49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers50$28.85$21.06$24.70$30.06$33.91$36.40
Central49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers40$24.98$14.97$19.21$24.61$31.80$35.40
Central43-3071Tellers250$11.73$9.74$10.44$11.58$13.26$14.49
Central00-0000Total all occupations32,980$16.84$8.69$10.41$13.82$19.58$28.59
Central39-7011Tour Guides and Escorts100$12.55$8.75$11.43$13.07$14.25$14.96
Central13-1151Training and Development Specialists30$24.08$15.25$17.00$21.62$29.92$37.86
Central53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2,500$14.22$9.07$10.58$12.92$16.54$21.98
Central19-3051Urban and Regional Planners30$23.02$19.51$20.73$22.75$25.31$28.63
Central29-1131Veterinarians40$54.00$31.51$34.63$40.98$52.71$92.94
Central31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers40$10.73$8.41$9.69$10.66$11.63$13.45
Central29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians30$15.19$12.50$13.22$14.42$16.41$18.36
Central35-3031Waiters and Waitresses620$8.77$7.80$8.17$8.81$9.43$10.83
Central51-8031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators120$18.72$13.70$15.74$17.85$21.47$25.99
Central43-5111Weighers Measurers Checkers and Samplers Recordkeeping*$13.46$12.22$12.77$13.64$14.50$15.03
Central51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers190$14.81$11.95$12.92$14.46$16.83$18.59

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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 2014 South Dakota Occupational Worker and Wage estimates

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