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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
East13-2011Accountants and Auditors1,170$28.07$20.30$22.97$26.98$31.88$37.54
East11-3011Administrative Services Managers80$38.52$30.48$33.28$37.43$44.26$49.55
East25-3011Adult Basic and Secondary Ed and Literacy Tea60$15.64$12.17$14.06$16.06$17.71$18.70
East41-3011Advertising Sales Agents150$19.18$12.44$14.46$17.81$22.84$28.26
East17-2021Agricultural Engineers40$27.61$17.74$20.86$27.63$33.90$37.29
East45-2091Agricultural Equipment Operators*$14.53$12.21$13.02$14.38$16.35$17.83
East45-2011Agricultural Inspectors40$21.36$15.91$19.12$20.78$22.69$26.13
East25-1041Agricultural Sciences Teachers Postsecondary80note1*****
East49-3011Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians20$24.88$20.72$22.58$25.14$27.73$29.28
East39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants450$8.98$7.79$8.21$8.90$9.63$11.31
East29-1061Anesthesiologists10$119.01$83.02$92.16$92.49$92.81$93.01
East33-9011Animal Control Workers10$13.04$8.48$10.32$13.13$14.64$18.38
East13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate110$21.12$15.13$16.97$20.32$25.45$28.49
East17-1011Architects Except Landscape and Naval*$33.74$26.07$29.51$33.57$38.27$43.64
East17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters60$18.17$14.37$16.06$18.08$20.73$22.64
East11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers50$61.62$38.94$44.71$55.11$68.27$93.00
East25-1121Art Drama and Music Teachers Postsecondary130note1*****
East51-2099Assemblers and Fabricators All Other20$12.03$9.35$10.36$11.38$13.14$17.07
East29-9091Athletic Trainers50note1*****
East49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers240$16.96$12.52$14.04$16.71$19.35$22.65
East49-3022Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers10$15.17$12.93$13.69$14.93$16.65$18.35
East49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics610$17.61$12.73$14.12$16.65$19.69$25.28
East51-3011Bakers160$11.76$8.38$9.58$11.58$13.79$15.39
East35-3011Bartenders1,140$8.96$7.78$8.21$8.93$9.89$11.23
East43-3011Bill and Account Collectors920$15.11$11.00$12.61$14.76$17.49$19.44
East43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators300$12.83$10.00$10.98$12.60$14.42$16.61
East25-1042Biological Science Teachers Postsecondary110note1*****
East19-4021Biological Technicians140$16.06$10.01$11.44$15.48$20.12$22.91
East43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks3,200$14.19$10.06$12.10$13.99$16.47$18.71
East47-2021Brickmasons and Blockmasons100$19.03$13.88$15.91$17.96$21.26$26.49
East43-4011Brokerage Clerks40$21.02$13.89$19.73$21.72$23.73$26.92
East49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists270$18.37$13.19$15.86$18.04$21.31$23.85
East53-3022Bus Drivers School520$13.68$10.76$12.42$13.70$14.99$17.11
East53-3021Bus Drivers Transit and Intercity140$12.60$10.20$11.02$12.42$13.96$14.89
East13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other170$33.27$20.14$23.67$31.30$41.90$51.13
East25-1011Business Teachers Postsecondary130note1*****
East51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters300$12.83$8.84$10.29$12.37$15.06$17.88
East13-1021Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products180$26.42$18.39$23.78$26.44$28.96$32.16
East51-7011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters140$12.20$9.88$10.41$11.31$12.72$17.21
East29-2031Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians30$23.70$16.97$20.56$23.71$27.60$30.22
East25-2032Career/Tech Education Teachers Secondary School130note1*****
East25-2023Career/Technical Education Teachers Middle School30note1*****
East43-5011Cargo and Freight Agents70$21.38$13.54$16.47$20.97$24.94$28.32
East47-2031Carpenters1,380$15.92$12.26$13.49$15.71$18.16$20.72
East47-2041Carpet Installers*$12.00$10.17$10.80$11.82$13.30$14.40
East41-2011Cashiers4,510$9.32$7.98$8.43$9.17$10.18$11.82
East47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers350$14.76$9.70$12.65$14.52$17.27$19.61
East51-9191Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders50$14.05$12.37$12.94$13.87$14.81$16.52
East51-9011Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders190$15.92$12.62$13.76$15.68$18.23$20.49
East19-4031Chemical Technicians40$17.93$12.49$13.86$16.48$19.19$28.18
East25-1052Chemistry Teachers Postsecondary50note1*****
East19-2031Chemists60$24.74$17.45$19.93$22.59$28.05$34.87
East11-1011Chief Executives290$70.88$18.14$21.71$61.01$93.26$94.05
East39-9011Child Care Workers690$9.35$7.90$8.45$9.35$10.59$11.47
East21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers340$16.98$12.52$14.32$16.76$19.36$22.26
East29-1011Chiropractors80$28.55$24.34$25.61$27.69$29.99$34.19
East27-2032Choreographers110$12.25$8.98$10.44$12.16$13.88$14.91
East17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians100$18.58$15.54$16.50$18.10$20.80$22.88
East17-2051Civil Engineers280$32.66$23.75$26.34$31.04$36.21$45.08
East53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment250$9.70$8.00$8.54$9.44$10.86$11.85
East51-9192Cleaning Washing and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders50$15.47$11.36$13.60$15.99$17.74$18.80
East21-2011Clergy40$20.35$13.31$16.85$19.72$22.89$28.15
East19-3031Clinical Counseling and School Psychologists60$28.94$20.00$23.65$27.94$33.89$40.68
East27-2022Coaches and Scouts260note1*****
East51-9121Coating Painting and Spraying Machine Setters Operators and Tenders370$16.23$11.52$13.47$16.20$19.04$21.63
East49-9091Coin Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers30$16.27$13.09$14.53$16.46$18.06$19.14
East35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food2,740$8.54$7.77$8.12$8.71$9.29$9.82
East27-1021Commercial and Industrial Designers30$22.24$16.11$18.08$21.67$26.11$29.50
East53-2012Commercial Pilots60note1*****
East25-1122Communications Teachers Postsecondary50note1*****
East13-1041Compliance Officers150$24.13$16.24$18.40$23.04$28.18$33.39
East11-3021Computer and Information Systems Managers40$61.16$37.61$44.36$54.49$69.57$92.94
East49-2011Computer Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers90$18.88$12.49$15.92$19.68$22.09$23.57
East15-1143Computer Network Architects40$34.90$14.78$22.19$36.57$44.66$54.74
East15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists160$22.64$17.97$20.15$22.42$25.72$28.52
East15-1199Computer Occupations All Other30$37.62$29.24$33.87$38.37$41.59$44.29
East25-1021Computer Science Teachers Postsecondary80note1*****
East15-1121Computer Systems Analysts80$32.52$21.97$25.67$31.34$40.29$45.23
East15-1151Computer User Support Specialists280$17.64$13.47$15.59$17.50$19.71$22.46
East51-4011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators Metal and Plastic260$16.37$12.65$14.09$16.34$18.40$20.83
East19-1031Conservation Scientists90$29.16$19.40$22.80$29.19$34.84$39.50
East47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors40$20.34$15.81$17.02$19.20$21.86$23.47
East47-2061Construction Laborers670$13.22$10.17$11.24$13.04$14.86$17.27
East11-9021Construction Managers60$43.23$34.49$38.80$42.17$45.54$47.65
East49-9012Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Except Mechanical Door80$27.85$19.06$23.72$28.24$33.20$36.58
East53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders220$14.47$12.17$12.96$14.19$15.72$18.03
East35-2011Cooks Fast Food870$9.03$7.80$8.23$8.95$9.89$11.35
East35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria890$11.06$8.50$9.77$10.95$12.43$14.19
East35-2014Cooks Restaurant530$10.79$8.42$9.67$10.73$11.78$13.82
East35-2015Cooks Short Order370$9.52$7.94$8.54$9.55$10.83$11.60
East33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers390$16.14$12.02$13.72$15.97$17.83$19.66
East43-4021Correspondence Clerks30$15.74$12.15$14.44$16.32$17.71$18.54
East13-1051Cost Estimators180$22.71$16.78$18.95$22.54$26.37$29.13
East41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks210$10.21$8.02$8.56$9.47$11.20$14.82
East35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop750$8.92$7.80$8.21$8.88$9.59$11.11
East43-5021Couriers and Messengers20$11.46$8.25$9.16$11.38$13.72$15.18
East43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks250$14.27$10.53$12.13$13.71$15.72$19.29
East53-7021Crane and Tower Operators30$20.52$14.50$19.11$20.98$22.87$25.37
East13-2041Credit Analysts130$26.27$19.13$21.37$24.64$29.59$35.91
East43-4041Credit Authorizers Checkers and Clerks110$13.34$10.34$11.23$12.99$15.11$17.58
East25-1111Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
East33-9091Crossing Guards30$9.94$7.94$8.54$9.54$11.53$13.20
East51-9021Crushing Grinding and Polishing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders30$14.89$12.02$13.14$14.90$16.93$18.25
East43-4051Customer Service Representatives2,220$13.21$9.65$10.83$12.63$14.97$18.08
East51-9031Cutters and Trimmers Hand90$10.32$8.17$9.05$10.38$11.56$12.95
East51-9032Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders340$17.22$12.62$15.29$17.37$19.42$22.01
East51-4031Cutting Punching and Press Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic640$15.51$12.61$13.54$15.13$17.48$19.04
East41-9011Demonstrators and Product Promoters20$9.74$8.12$8.61$9.45$10.73$12.09
East31-9091Dental Assistants220$15.43$10.95$12.63$15.00$17.90$20.95
East29-2021Dental Hygienists170$28.92$23.91$25.82$28.85$32.81$35.74
East51-9081Dental Laboratory Technicians30$15.37$10.76$12.65$14.69$18.32$21.66
East43-9031Desktop Publishers20$11.89$10.14$10.71$11.65$13.12$14.43
East29-2032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers30$24.74$18.01$20.50$24.09$28.71$33.83
East29-1031Dietitians and Nutritionists50$24.11$18.61$20.96$24.11$27.40$29.41
East35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers870$8.76$7.78$8.17$8.81$9.47$10.85
East35-9021Dishwashers510$8.70$7.79$8.16$8.76$9.36$10.53
East43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance100$14.86$10.70$12.10$14.06$17.51$20.90
East51-4032Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic60$16.71$13.50$15.70$17.01$18.34$19.17
East53-3031Driver/Sales Workers390$15.27$9.08$10.72$14.14$18.73$24.01
East47-2081Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers*$14.29$11.29$12.62$14.18$16.22$17.87
East47-5021Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas80$20.71$12.04$18.08$20.54$22.56$31.64
East27-3041Editors30$20.13$12.78$14.31$17.53$24.65$33.00
East11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School230note1*****
East11-9033Education Administrators Postsecondary110$52.12$31.03$35.95$47.92$66.09$75.93
East11-9031Education Administrators Preschool and Childcare C20$23.55$20.38$21.50$23.38$25.60$28.26
East21-1012Education Guidance School and Vocation Counselors260$18.95$13.51$16.24$18.59$21.99$24.87
East25-1081Education Teachers Postsecondary120note1*****
East51-2022Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers1,190$12.88$10.25$11.15$12.74$14.32$15.34
East17-3012Electrical and Electronics Drafters20$19.01$14.37$16.40$18.69$21.76$23.83
East17-3023Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians100$21.66$15.74$17.18$20.15$26.03$29.91
East49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment220$20.37$14.54$16.73$19.46$22.30$25.54
East49-2095Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay*$38.36$30.36$34.25$39.71$43.93$46.47
East17-2071Electrical Engineers120$34.34$24.65$27.97$33.75$40.57$45.80
East49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers280$30.48$23.86$27.00$31.21$34.80$36.97
East47-2111Electricians570$21.09$13.56$15.86$19.82$25.88$29.58
East49-2097Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers*$12.06$8.78$10.18$12.26$13.96$14.98
East17-2072Electronics Engineers Except Computer60$34.27$25.15$28.37$34.06$40.14$46.04
East25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education1,340note1*****
East43-4061Eligibility Interviewers Government Programs140$15.48$11.92$13.49$15.72$17.50$18.59
East11-9161Emergency Management Directors30$20.36$15.59$16.73$18.60$22.81$29.09
East29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics250$13.91$10.31$11.38$13.23$15.42$18.73
East51-2031Engine and Other Machine Assemblers590$15.29$12.34$13.46$15.35$17.40$18.64
East25-1123English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary100note1*****
East17-2081Environmental Engineers10$37.50$26.41$31.33$38.82$44.43$46.98
East19-4091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Including Health30$13.55$10.95$12.32$13.51$14.70$16.58
East19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health60$26.37$18.09$21.20$25.50$29.22$38.37
East53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators70$16.28$11.39$14.12$16.66$18.50$20.78
East43-6011Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants670$16.86$13.08$14.64$16.69$18.65$21.57
East51-4021Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic110$17.51$13.21$14.70$17.45$20.24$22.47
East51-9041Extruding Forming Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters Operators and Tenders140$15.84$12.66$14.16$16.24$17.81$18.74
East29-1062Family and General Practitioners160$92.88$43.09$60.29$89.49$92.60$92.93
East25-9021Farm and Home Management Advisors130$21.56$14.49$17.07$20.70$24.97$29.30
East49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics440$16.42$11.47$13.30$15.80$19.06$22.51
East11-9013Farm Ranch and Other Agricultural Managers*$42.24$38.35$40.03$42.76$45.49$47.12
East45-2092Farmworkers and Laborers Crop Nursery and Greenhouse60$12.46$9.99$10.72$12.03$13.99$15.72
East45-2093Farmworkers Farm and Ranch Animals40$12.35$10.09$10.83$12.10$13.80$14.82
East43-4071File Clerks30$10.10$8.19$8.90$9.88$11.15$12.26
East13-2051Financial Analysts80$29.99$20.59$24.31$28.82$35.49$43.13
East11-3031Financial Managers210$56.62$40.43$46.05$53.55$61.88$76.68
East13-2099Financial Specialists All Other50$20.76$16.17$16.96$18.29$19.69$31.25
East33-2011Fire Fighters120$19.88$14.27$17.06$20.34$22.62$24.91
East47-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers340$26.03$19.98$22.87$26.04$28.94$33.38
East33-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers20$27.65$20.61$23.06$27.59$29.51$33.81
East45-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming Fishing and Forestry Workers*$22.57$19.30$20.14$21.55$22.95$23.85
East33-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers10$28.77$23.75$25.36$27.82$31.06$37.33
East35-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers570$15.09$12.21$13.16$14.75$17.06$18.44
East53-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers Laborers and Material Movers Hand70$23.35$16.04$18.06$22.37$27.47$30.84
East37-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers140$17.16$13.01$14.61$16.87$19.14$22.30
East37-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers60$19.45$15.98$17.31$19.33$21.69$23.11
East49-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics Installers and Repairers320$31.19$21.09$25.89$31.59$36.37$42.08
East41-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers190$40.62$22.35$30.24$40.72$48.31$58.74
East43-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers530$21.13$14.14$17.43$21.23$24.51$28.43
East39-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers150$16.94$12.90$14.56$16.73$18.53$21.93
East33-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives50$30.75$20.26$22.71$27.47$34.84$51.89
East51-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers740$26.26$19.79$22.04$25.84$29.58$34.76
East41-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers1,020$19.95$13.49$16.05$18.70$22.42$28.30
East53-1031First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle160$27.05$19.39$22.13$27.12$32.27$35.74
East33-1099First-Line Supervisors/Managers Protective Service Workers All Other10$22.84$18.78$21.13$22.62$25.15$27.54
East39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors170$10.65$8.12$8.93$10.44$12.40$14.16
East27-1023Floral Designers70$12.49$9.01$10.48$11.96$14.65$17.23
East51-3092Food Batchmakers210$14.02$10.38$11.21$13.30$16.89$18.64
East51-3093Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders90$14.89$11.59$12.91$14.71$17.17$18.51
East35-2021Food Preparation Workers1,170$9.11$7.83$8.27$9.01$10.06$11.43
East35-3041Food Servers Nonrestaurant60$8.67$7.82$8.19$8.79$9.40$10.32
East11-9051Food Service Managers210$23.63$19.77$20.81$22.54$25.68$30.06
East25-1124Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
East19-4093Forest and Conservation Technicians50$16.23$12.43$13.45$15.61$18.18$21.64
East45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers250$12.79$9.76$10.75$12.46$14.37$16.95
East19-1032Foresters20$22.68$16.39$18.46$21.26$25.00$32.47
East51-4022Forging Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic70$17.97$14.03$15.99$17.90$20.20$22.59
East39-3012Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners40$11.37$9.93$10.40$11.16$12.02$13.75
East43-3041Gaming Cage Workers60$11.66$10.02$10.51$11.33$12.35$14.26
East33-9031Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators20$14.48$10.90$12.63$14.48$16.74$18.14
East11-1021General and Operations Managers1,170$50.79$31.79$37.17$46.23$58.57$79.87
East45-2041Graders and Sorters Agricultural Products190$12.80$10.46$11.85$12.97$14.08$14.75
East27-1024Graphic Designers160$16.00$11.61$13.26$15.74$18.03$21.03
East51-9022Grinding and Polishing Workers Hand100$13.32$10.13$10.98$12.61$15.47$17.80
East51-4033Grinding Lapping Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters Operators and Tenders Me120$15.31$11.50$13.14$15.14$17.61$19.14
East39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists300$14.48$9.05$11.62$13.77$16.56$21.71
East17-2111Health and Safety Engineers Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors40$35.40$21.40$27.66$34.80$42.50$50.61
East25-1071Health Specialties Teachers Postsecondary120note1*****
East21-1022Healthcare Social Workers200$18.18$13.20$15.32$17.20$19.82$25.72
East31-9099Healthcare Support Workers All Other*$12.30$10.03$10.48$11.22$11.97$17.72
East51-4191Heat Treating Equipment Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic10$15.58$11.78$13.01$14.86$18.22$20.71
East49-9021Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers320$19.38$13.69$15.93$19.20$22.45$25.90
East47-3012Helpers--Carpenters170$10.65$8.33$9.51$10.66$11.74$13.71
East47-3013Helpers--Electricians110$11.10$9.83$10.27$11.01$11.75$13.18
East49-9098Helpers--Installation Maintenance and Repair Workers*$8.41$7.71$8.03$8.56$9.09$9.41
East51-9198Helpers--Production Workers30$14.30$9.23$13.05$14.68$16.52$18.10
East47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers530$14.21$11.05$12.41$13.94$15.98$18.06
East25-1125History Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
East49-9031Home Appliance Repairers*$13.45$7.92$8.50$9.46$16.78$28.06
East31-1011Home Health Aides340$12.45$10.03$11.49$12.76$13.87$14.54
East35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop120$9.73$8.00$8.71$10.02$11.07$11.70
East43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks500$9.56$7.97$8.51$9.40$10.86$11.93
East43-4161Human Resources Assistants Except Payroll and Timekeeping100$15.05$11.05$12.76$14.59$17.49$19.13
East11-3121Human Resources Managers80$45.40$32.20$36.38$42.71$51.03$60.01
East13-1071Human Resources Specialists280$22.87$16.10$17.84$21.48$26.67$32.20
East19-2043Hydrologists10$31.00$24.52$26.08$28.67$34.84$41.76
East17-3026Industrial Engineering Technicians110$20.49$15.38$16.91$19.42$23.77$28.01
East17-2112Industrial Engineers260$38.08$26.56$30.72$35.59$44.38$55.70
East49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics500$21.35$16.30$18.10$20.92$23.66$28.19
East11-3051Industrial Production Managers200$43.35$31.13$34.94$41.41$47.85$59.92
East53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators490$16.06$12.79$14.09$16.17$18.04$19.22
East15-1122Information Security Analysts20$39.54$31.68$34.12$38.28$44.26$52.19
East51-9061Inspectors Testers Sorters Samplers and Weighers340$16.75$12.39$14.24$16.87$19.04$21.82
East49-9099Installation Maintenance and Repair Workers All Other50$21.83$15.89$19.27$22.54$24.27$25.55
East25-9031Instructional Coordinators100$26.29$19.90$21.86$25.46$29.30$35.03
East43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks180$12.09$8.60$9.88$11.63$14.31$17.02
East41-3021Insurance Sales Agents580$27.23$16.22$18.20$21.49$30.25$52.73
East29-1063Internists General30$124.07$92.11$92.28$92.56$92.85$93.02
East27-3091Interpreters and Translators40$17.18$12.82$15.02$16.95$18.93$22.47
East43-4111Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan300$12.52$10.06$11.02$12.56$14.09$15.02
East37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2,450$11.03$8.36$9.58$10.82$12.12$14.34
East25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education180note1*****
East53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand2,510$11.59$8.79$10.05$11.27$13.07$15.00
East37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers790$11.70$8.40$9.68$11.12$13.59$16.62
East51-4034Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic90$15.78$12.35$13.85$16.17$17.91$18.96
East51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers340$10.05$8.05$8.76$10.05$11.36$12.52
East23-1011Lawyers120$49.35$26.45$31.92$43.15$51.36$87.82
East43-6012Legal Secretaries290$14.09$10.52$11.65$13.27$14.90$20.66
East11-1031Legislators170note1*****
East25-4021Librarians180$19.28$12.91$15.13$17.90$22.24$28.27
East25-4031Library Technicians250$11.47$9.03$10.17$11.32$12.94$14.49
East29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses670$16.80$13.18$14.89$16.80$18.59$21.03
East43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks540$15.56$12.07$13.34$15.41$17.76$19.37
East13-2072Loan Officers460$30.36$21.26$24.77$30.08$35.74$40.77
East11-9081Lodging Managers60$23.03$19.25$20.57$22.75$25.93$28.56
East53-7063Machine Feeders and Offbearers150$12.65$8.63$10.17$12.78$14.65$17.23
East51-4041Machinists480$17.77$13.12$15.45$17.75$20.56$22.71
East37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1,120$9.38$7.85$8.32$9.11$10.48$11.96
East43-9051Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators Except Postal Service60$10.63$8.20$9.13$10.55$11.87$14.00
East49-9043Maintenance Workers Machinery30$13.87$10.53$12.22$13.97$15.50$17.51
East13-1111Management Analysts550$34.46$19.37$22.25$29.24$41.84$58.25
East11-0000Management Occupations3,900$43.87$18.92$27.20$39.49$53.43$74.29
East11-9199Managers All Other80$40.37$21.76$26.60$35.66$51.64$62.21
East13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists150$24.31$16.39$18.46$22.24$31.64$35.92
East11-2021Marketing Managers10$50.69$32.50$35.54$48.46$59.56$82.78
East21-1013Marriage and Family Therapists20$17.21$12.57$13.75$16.56$20.42$23.15
East31-9011Massage Therapists30$15.82$10.90$14.01$16.51$18.05$18.99
East25-1022Mathematical Science Teachers Postsecondary80note1*****
East17-3013Mechanical Drafters110$18.43$15.13$16.31$18.12$20.67$22.95
East17-3027Mechanical Engineering Technicians80$18.38$15.60$16.53$18.09$20.15$22.80
East17-2141Mechanical Engineers280$33.57$24.66$27.23$31.82$37.34$47.56
East29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians90$17.44$13.83$15.67$17.36$19.13$21.79
East29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists180$23.62$18.05$20.27$22.80$26.84$30.33
East11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers180$41.88$27.51$32.87$40.49$48.42$59.01
East31-9092Medical Assistants300$13.33$10.11$11.58$13.30$14.86$17.25
East31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers20$15.08$10.87$12.79$14.89$17.50$19.11
East49-9062Medical Equipment Repairers20$26.20$17.03$21.20$26.26$32.18$35.98
East29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians260$16.27$11.60$13.25$15.70$18.52$22.09
East43-6013Medical Secretaries60$13.60$10.32$11.06$12.30$15.70$18.26
East31-9094Medical Transcriptionists180$14.73$11.47$12.69$14.26$16.67$18.67
East13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners40$17.18$11.60$13.40$16.18$20.23$23.41
East21-1023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers90$18.63$13.59$15.70$17.99$21.13$23.29
East21-1014Mental Health Counselors80$18.02$13.20$15.25$17.94$20.88$23.06
East27-1026Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers40$10.63$9.50$10.04$10.76$11.46$11.94
East43-5041Meter Readers Utilities40$16.80$13.21$15.21$16.85$18.42$19.54
East19-1022Microbiologists60$24.61$16.18$17.66$20.65$27.88$36.43
East25-2022Middle School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed 640note1*****
East51-4035Milling and Planing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic60$16.36$11.82$13.56$16.15$18.40$21.95
East51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters Operators and Tenders60$14.33$10.85$12.25$13.81$15.92$18.65
East49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Except Engines90$23.23$16.83$19.59$22.88$27.06$29.73
East51-4072Molding Coremaking and Casting Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plasti280$12.83$10.19$11.13$12.79$14.23$15.16
East39-4031Morticians Undertakers and Funeral Directors50$32.16$21.33$24.05$32.54$40.76$44.63
East49-3052Motorcycle Mechanics*$14.48$11.05$12.63$14.05$15.69$18.67
East51-4081Multiple Machine Tool Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic120$16.20$10.15$10.92$13.61$21.55$26.41
East11-9121Natural Sciences Managers40$52.65$41.72$44.54$48.60$56.28$75.91
East15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators430$27.41$20.11$23.05$26.96$31.12$35.92
East43-4141New Accounts Clerks*$15.27$12.69$13.56$15.05$17.15$18.47
East39-2021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers60$10.92$8.09$8.97$10.47$11.75$14.85
East29-2033Nuclear Medicine Technologists40$27.79$21.09$23.67$26.94$30.73$36.87
East51-4012Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers50$19.85$15.10$16.88$19.72$22.67$25.77
East25-1072Nursing Instructors and Teachers Postsecondary170note1*****
East31-2011Occupational Therapist Assistants20$18.40$15.62$16.51$18.03$20.50$22.48
East29-1122Occupational Therapists80$30.52$22.14$25.78$30.42$35.49$39.58
East43-9061Office Clerks General1,070$10.52$8.10$8.84$10.18$11.76$14.25
East43-9071Office Machine Operators Except Computer10$13.59$10.68$11.91$13.44$14.95$17.89
East47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators560$18.60$14.87$16.06$17.94$21.03$23.54
East51-9083Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians*$14.40$9.27$12.29$15.16$17.22$18.43
East29-2081Opticians Dispensing130$13.45$10.09$11.26$13.33$15.65$17.80
East29-1041Optometrists50$82.19$37.59$46.70$72.45$92.49$92.89
East43-4151Order Clerks140$14.08$10.03$12.22$13.79$15.56$19.02
East49-3053Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics70$12.91$8.48$9.70$13.52$15.15$17.11
East51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders350$14.59$11.08$12.61$14.62$16.89$18.29
East53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand1,160$11.45$8.27$9.20$11.78$13.72$14.80
East47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance90$12.52$10.13$10.89$12.24$13.94$14.95
East51-9122Painters Transportation Equipment40$16.22$12.85$13.92$15.93$18.28$20.46
East51-9123Painting Coating and Decorating Workers40$12.60$10.23$11.03$12.44$14.07$15.04
East23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants*$20.67$13.79$16.48$19.73$23.24$26.77
East41-2022Parts Salespersons810$14.91$10.06$12.28$14.87$17.51$19.28
East47-2071Paving Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators50$18.33$14.08$16.09$18.57$21.08$22.58
East43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks170$15.84$12.66$13.79$15.64$17.75$19.16
East29-1065Pediatricians General20$110.78$75.63$87.49$92.40$92.78$93.01
East39-9021Personal and Home Care Aides900$10.03$8.00$8.70$9.97$11.33$12.80
East13-2052Personal Financial Advisors110$28.60$18.63$21.97$26.54$32.32$42.31
East37-2021Pest Control Workers10$14.18$12.33$12.93$13.92$14.91$17.14
East37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation310$14.11$12.01$12.70$13.83$15.00$17.54
East29-1051Pharmacists300$54.47$44.83$49.39$53.79$58.19$66.57
East29-2052Pharmacy Technicians340$13.65$10.23$11.79$13.51$15.16$17.85
East27-4021Photographers40$14.51$9.12$10.72$12.98$14.82$22.77
East31-2022Physical Therapist Aides50$11.70$9.83$10.32$11.14$12.05$15.60
East31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants130$16.40$12.72$13.93$16.08$18.54$21.42
East29-1123Physical Therapists180$33.70$25.72$28.42$32.70$36.99$43.28
East29-1071Physician Assistants130$43.16$34.20$39.14$43.04$47.28$55.19
East47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters280$16.95$12.74$13.82$15.94$19.17$22.86
East33-3051Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers450$19.06$13.54$15.86$19.11$22.00$24.27
East43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers150$14.70$11.23$12.70$14.39$16.72$18.50
East43-5051Postal Service Clerks140$17.74$12.03$12.04$12.78$26.47$27.53
East43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers420$22.64$16.62$20.08$20.19$27.27$28.03
East43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators100$18.32$11.81$12.03$15.23$26.47$26.48
East11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents70$27.06$17.98$21.17$28.11$31.26$35.59
East25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education280$14.62$11.12$12.69$14.22$16.44$18.90
East51-6021Pressers Textile Garment and Related Materials30$8.95$7.94$8.35$9.03$9.71$11.16
East21-1092Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists120$18.83$15.27$16.45$18.39$21.29$23.19
East43-3061Procurement Clerks90$16.03$12.20$13.57$15.67$18.26$20.62
East43-5061Production Planning and Expediting Clerks260$18.27$13.13$15.33$17.88$21.02$23.65
East11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers260$16.42$11.29$13.01$15.28$18.67$23.74
East33-9099Protective Service Workers All Other10$18.61$10.31$11.43$15.37$27.96$31.01
East29-1066Psychiatrists20$119.78$66.15$92.11$92.11$92.11$92.11
East25-1066Psychology Teachers Postsecondary40note1*****
East27-3031Public Relations Specialists320$21.11$13.13$14.72$18.70$26.87$33.72
East13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products260$26.80$18.55$21.39$25.26$30.08$37.60
East11-3061Purchasing Managers20$52.84$35.68$40.69$46.93$58.51$86.67
East29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians300$22.04$14.52$17.45$21.60$26.26$29.69
East41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents50$25.84$12.84$14.33$21.69$37.53$43.22
East43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks1,350$11.53$8.53$9.83$11.31$13.29$14.88
East25-1193Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers Postsecondary80note1*****
East39-9032Recreation Workers260$13.73$9.96$10.80$12.44$15.73$18.76
East29-1125Recreational Therapists20$18.28$15.26$16.15$17.62$19.68$23.16
East53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors110$12.26$9.77$10.51$11.68$13.99$16.03
East21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors130$17.66$13.80$15.68$17.44$19.39$22.18
East39-9041Residential Advisors450$11.59$9.45$10.27$11.46$13.11$14.42
East29-1126Respiratory Therapists70$23.87$19.34$20.70$22.94$27.07$30.05
East41-2031Retail Salespersons4,000$12.46$8.19$8.95$10.68$14.30$20.15
East51-4023Rolling Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic30$17.92$13.26$14.72$18.70$21.04$22.59
East47-2181Roofers80$13.47$10.22$11.22$13.08$14.80$17.25
East41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other140$11.87$8.18$9.07$10.88$13.60$17.77
East11-2022Sales Managers90$61.32$35.75$45.68$58.12$75.09$89.01
East41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Produc1,530$26.93$15.89$20.01$25.18$31.87$40.49
East41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products570$37.15$19.83$24.56$32.23$45.39$59.50
East51-7041Sawing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Wood50$13.44$10.37$11.35$13.10$15.37$17.80
East25-2031Sec School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed1,190note1*****
East43-6014Secretaries Except Legal Medical and Executive1,850$12.32$9.70$10.64$12.09$13.93$15.11
East41-3031Securities Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents120$42.89$11.57$14.91$26.24$70.46$86.96
East33-9032Security Guards190$11.93$9.76$10.34$11.26$12.99$14.89
East25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers70$17.01$12.04$12.70$13.77$14.83$34.84
East51-9012Separating Filtering Clarifying Precipitating and Still Machine Setters Operators an70$16.25$12.21$13.57$15.93$18.93$21.68
East47-4071Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners*$13.10$9.94$11.01$12.95$14.99$17.42
East53-6031Service Station Attendants220$11.19$9.12$10.18$11.06$11.92$13.99
East51-6031Sewing Machine Operators220$10.19$8.06$8.76$10.06$11.60$13.40
East47-2211Sheet Metal Workers180$18.27$12.21$13.63$17.19$22.87$27.10
East43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks390$14.41$10.82$12.48$14.31$16.57$18.31
East11-9151Social and Community Service Managers40$29.50$21.07$24.09$28.77$34.86$40.01
East21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants200$11.08$8.39$9.68$11.00$12.60$14.22
East25-1113Social Work Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
East25-1067Sociology Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
East15-1132Software Developers Applications150$34.15$22.39$27.06$32.15$36.22$48.05
East15-1133Software Developers Systems Software50$37.07$26.27$30.96$34.41$37.89$44.36
East29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists120$22.42$16.84$19.40$21.90$25.46$28.88
East51-8021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators30$17.55$11.50$13.66$17.03$21.45$24.02
East43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2,290$10.71$8.01$8.64$9.75$12.58$15.19
East47-2221Structural Iron and Steel Workers170$16.35$12.44$13.23$14.55$17.63$22.68
East51-2041Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters20$15.19$12.76$13.57$14.94$16.93$18.37
East21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors130$18.01$13.91$15.89$17.74$20.34$22.76
East29-1067Surgeons60$128.31$92.18$92.34$92.60$92.87$93.02
East29-2055Surgical Technologists100$17.28$12.56$14.12$16.87$20.05$22.84
East17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians60$20.70$13.19$15.00$19.14$25.68$31.38
East17-1022Surveyors40$28.06$20.59$23.89$27.37$32.00$36.60
East13-2081Tax Examiners Collectors and Revenue Agents50$20.08$14.73$16.08$18.20$22.04$27.56
East13-2082Tax Preparers100$16.48$12.32$13.44$15.51$18.06$23.91
East53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs*$11.43$9.55$10.38$11.35$12.41$14.23
East25-9041Teacher Assistants1,210note1*****
East51-2092Team Assemblers1,880$12.81$9.94$10.87$12.57$14.58$16.80
East27-3042Technical Writers20$19.21$15.70$16.65$18.24$21.26$25.70
East49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers90$29.50$21.12$25.52$30.98$34.60$36.76
East49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers180$23.66$16.12$19.19$22.86$28.87$33.80
East41-9041Telemarketers460note1*****
East43-3071Tellers700$12.20$9.97$10.64$11.75$13.67$15.18
East49-3093Tire Repairers and Changers100$12.52$10.02$10.75$11.98$14.20$16.63
East23-2093Title Examiners Abstractors and Searchers*$23.03$12.77$16.24$21.06$28.04$39.72
East51-4111Tool and Die Makers140$20.96$16.99$19.51$21.24$22.96$24.09
East00-0000Total All Occupations133,110$17.37$8.78$10.67$14.26$19.85$28.86
East33-9093Transportation Security Screeners20$16.89$14.30$14.31$16.59$18.84$19.87
East11-3071Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers30$46.39$26.69$30.20$47.93$55.78$72.87
East41-3041Travel Agents40$13.13$10.42$11.27$12.88$14.70$16.60
East37-3013Tree Trimmers and Pruners60$15.41$11.96$13.31$15.21$17.27$18.53
East53-3032Truck Drivers Heavy and Tractor-Trailer2,580$18.29$12.61$14.18$17.29$22.04$26.72
East53-3033Truck Drivers Light or Delivery Services750$14.85$9.29$10.67$12.97$16.29$24.53
East19-3051Urban and Regional Planners60$25.56$18.52$20.90$24.92$29.85$34.89
East39-3031Ushers Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers*$8.44$7.85$8.18$8.73$9.28$9.62
East29-1131Veterinarians90$45.62$24.62$27.62$40.08$61.56$84.10
East31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers70$11.01$7.92$8.64$10.34$12.92$16.52
East29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians80$14.35$11.48$12.71$13.99$15.60$18.30
East25-1194Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary*$25.03$19.72$21.24$23.76$27.71$30.17
East35-3031Waiters and Waitresses2,440$8.65$7.77$8.14$8.74$9.35$10.50
East51-8031Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators240$18.45$13.50$15.58$17.95$21.18$24.10
East15-1134Web Developers70$24.79$14.41$17.92$23.58$30.56$35.71
East43-5111Weighers Measurers Checkers and Samplers Recordkeeping60$13.17$10.78$12.05$13.21$14.38$15.18
East51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers1,670$15.68$12.57$13.62$15.38$17.66$19.06
East51-4122Welding Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders420$17.11$13.61$15.57$17.13$18.68$21.09
East13-1022Wholesale and Retail Buyers Except Farm Products60$21.94$13.49$16.32$21.22$27.36$32.15
East51-7042Woodworking Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Except Sawing210$12.21$8.72$10.03$11.68$13.99$16.93
East27-3043Writers and Authors20$20.12$15.15$16.44$18.73$24.46$27.61
East19-1023Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists50$24.64$16.23$18.07$21.65$29.02$34.84

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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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