Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation


South Dakota Occupational Wage Estimates

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

Selected Areas:West
Selected Occupations:All Occupations
Selected Fields:SOCCode,Workers,AvgWage,10th,25th,50th,75th,90th
Sorted By:AREA,OCCUPATION
Percentile
Area SOCCode Occupation Workers AvgWage 10th 25th 50th 75th 90th
West13-2011Accountants and Auditors260$26.08$19.24$21.47$25.30$29.10$36.14
West11-3011Administrative Services Managers40$29.06$21.74$24.32$28.35$33.44$38.89
West25-3011Adult Basic and Secondary Ed and Literacy Tea60$17.27$13.19$15.13$16.99$18.89$22.14
West41-3011Advertising Sales Agents20$20.00$13.23$15.16$20.20$22.91$27.85
West39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants180$9.22$7.75$8.24$9.07$10.46$11.55
West13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate30$19.33$14.86$15.98$17.47$19.13$26.38
West17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations200$28.89$15.52$18.06$27.17$35.49$43.50
West25-1121Art Drama and Music Teachers Postsecondary20note1*****
West27-0000Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations400$16.61$9.99$12.24$14.95$19.79$25.03
West49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers40$18.93$13.52$15.97$18.14$21.39$25.11
West49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics150$16.32$11.29$13.02$16.01$18.80$22.39
West51-3011Bakers20$11.61$9.52$10.22$11.30$13.13$14.55
West35-3011Bartenders430$9.23$7.74$8.21$9.01$10.35$11.60
West43-3011Bill and Account Collectors20$14.40$8.34$9.72$14.13$19.02$21.84
West43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators50$11.91$9.09$10.21$11.33$13.20$14.84
West19-1029Biological Scientists All Other30$29.10$20.75$25.39$29.12$34.59$36.30
West43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks850$13.93$9.38$11.72$13.74$16.32$18.69
West47-2021Brickmasons and Blockmasons10$20.41$15.68$16.72$18.44$25.35$27.38
West13-2031Budget Analysts20$25.19$19.74$21.50$24.51$28.07$31.52
West37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1,920$10.63$7.91$8.65$10.06$11.93$14.35
West49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists90$18.19$12.76$15.21$17.28$20.67$26.33
West53-3022Bus Drivers School250$12.73$10.25$11.09$12.50$14.19$15.48
West53-3021Bus Drivers Transit and Intercity60$10.37$8.02$9.00$10.59$11.65$12.67
West13-0000Business and Financial Operations Occupations1,120$24.32$15.00$18.90$23.02$28.73$35.74
West13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other110$30.13$20.12$24.43$29.66$35.30$42.23
West25-1011Business Teachers Postsecondary40note1*****
West51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters80$14.33$10.89$12.44$13.99$16.07$18.49
West13-1021Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products10$26.53$20.86$23.53$26.46$29.23$33.65
West51-7011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters10$11.72$9.64$10.24$11.26$13.09$14.89
West25-2032Career/Tech Education Teachers Secondary School50note1*****
West47-2031Carpenters440$15.20$11.62$12.72$14.33$17.54$20.98
West41-2011Cashiers1,530$9.01$7.78$8.19$8.89$9.68$11.34
West47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers130$14.61$10.59$12.33$14.65$16.97$18.39
West35-1011Chefs and Head Cooks30$18.94$13.15$15.00$18.00$21.64$28.48
West11-1011Chief Executives60$51.96$13.73$20.94$47.96$64.79$91.51
West39-9011Child Care Workers210$8.66$7.66$8.05$8.71$9.37$10.73
West21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers230$17.60$12.88$14.62$17.21$20.43$22.91
West29-1011Chiropractors20$37.36$22.71$31.16$39.53$44.70$47.78
West17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians30$16.98$14.92$15.67$16.91$18.14$20.24
West17-2051Civil Engineers40$32.86$25.16$28.20$33.46$36.32$42.39
West53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment40$9.19$7.88$8.38$9.24$10.42$11.31
West19-3031Clinical Counseling and School Psychologists10$30.56$25.60$27.84$30.75$34.02$35.99
West27-2022Coaches and Scouts60note1*****
West49-9091Coin Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers40$13.81$11.83$12.55$13.64$14.73$17.01
West35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food600$8.68$7.70$8.07$8.71$9.34$10.71
West21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations940$17.00$11.49$13.63$16.46$19.61$23.10
West13-1141Compensation Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists30$20.96$16.25$18.79$20.83$22.74$26.46
West13-1041Compliance Officers60$20.88$15.15$16.98$19.86$22.33$31.51
West15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations330$26.22$15.94$19.73$23.52$30.62$41.00
West15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists30$20.69$17.21$19.22$20.82$22.42$23.64
West15-1199Computer Occupations All Other20$34.44$27.10$31.16$34.03$37.73$42.39
West15-1131Computer Programmers20$24.27$18.52$20.27$22.72$27.04$33.69
West15-1121Computer Systems Analysts30$33.68$24.81$27.25$32.25$40.27$45.81
West15-1151Computer User Support Specialists80$17.94$12.69$14.84$17.55$20.95$23.13
West39-6012Concierges20$10.96$7.90$8.79$11.43$13.22$14.21
West19-1031Conservation Scientists80$26.40$14.50$20.49$26.92$32.58$36.29
West47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors40$17.18$13.62$15.24$17.09$19.23$21.39
West47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations2,170$16.34$10.89$12.66$14.99$18.93$23.31
West47-2061Construction Laborers150$12.30$9.77$10.62$12.12$13.82$14.90
West11-9021Construction Managers20$34.65$25.10$29.04$35.95$41.29$44.61
West53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders80$13.79$10.87$12.11$13.36$14.61$18.20
West35-2011Cooks Fast Food150$8.97$7.70$8.18$8.99$10.15$11.08
West35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria310$12.25$8.55$9.84$11.25$14.21$17.91
West35-2014Cooks Restaurant220$11.54$9.72$10.26$11.15$12.71$14.25
West35-2015Cooks Short Order*$10.10$8.01$8.93$10.24$11.28$12.26
West33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers200$14.16$11.90$12.62$13.80$15.37$17.61
West13-1051Cost Estimators30$21.95$16.46$18.44$21.42$24.69$28.84
West41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks40$9.66$7.88$8.35$9.10$10.21$11.94
West35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop250$9.13$7.73$8.19$8.95$10.22$11.62
West43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks130$13.05$9.96$10.89$12.47$14.21$18.61
West25-4012Curators20$20.72$15.70$16.87$18.77$22.26$27.76
West43-4051Customer Service Representatives140$14.00$9.50$10.83$13.08$16.62$20.74
West31-9091Dental Assistants80$15.26$9.94$12.90$15.63$17.75$19.72
West29-2021Dental Hygienists40$29.26$20.97$24.50$31.08$33.94$35.66
West29-1021Dentists General*$66.94$32.49$36.73$54.07$73.87$91.05
West33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators30$25.46$18.79$20.29$22.78$29.69$36.14
West29-1031Dietitians and Nutritionists10$30.86$22.09$25.64$29.78$35.36$42.40
West35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers270$8.72$7.68$8.05$8.68$9.30$10.77
West35-9021Dishwashers*$8.31$7.67$8.00$8.54$9.09$9.43
West43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance30$12.66$10.03$11.43$12.84$14.02$14.77
West53-3031Driver/Sales Workers40$13.64$8.37$9.78$11.23$19.35$22.54
West27-3041Editors*$20.19$13.74$19.11$20.78$22.42$24.63
West25-0000Education Training and Library Occupations3,540$19.25$10.29$13.75$18.44$22.92$28.37
West25-9099Education Training and Library Workers All Other80$18.15$15.24$16.32$18.56$20.20$20.21
West11-9039Education Administrators All Other80$32.66$27.37$30.22$33.55$35.23$37.23
West11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School90note1*****
West11-9033Education Administrators Postsecondary40$48.46$27.43$33.42$44.45$60.72$75.28
West21-1012Education Guidance School and Vocation Counselors80$20.08$14.98$16.48$18.86$23.58$27.81
West49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers170$28.02$17.91$23.52$29.56$33.67$36.08
West47-2111Electricians160$22.25$15.53$18.59$22.26$26.09$28.87
West25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education640note1*****
West43-4061Eligibility Interviewers Government Programs130$14.82$10.52$12.23$15.02$17.13$18.42
West29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics160$13.28$10.22$11.33$12.90$14.40$17.08
West17-3029Engineering Technicians Except Drafters All Other20$27.00$17.69$21.38$28.46$32.58$35.36
West17-2199Engineers All Other10$31.41$13.61$27.62$32.95$36.82$41.28
West25-1123English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
West17-2081Environmental Engineers*$28.16$23.28$24.36$26.95$30.47$36.69
West19-4091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Including Health40$12.68$10.53$11.84$12.83$13.82$14.42
West19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health10$22.58$17.25$19.30$21.20$23.11$28.36
West53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators*$17.18$12.52$13.39$14.85$18.58$27.21
West43-6011Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants140$16.62$13.01$14.69$16.57$18.35$20.95
West29-1062Family and General Practitioners20$108.80$61.91$81.70$91.33$91.69$91.91
West49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics*$15.45$11.22$12.76$14.77$17.90$21.60
West45-0000Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations250$13.32$9.88$10.58$11.81$14.34$18.45
West45-2093Farmworkers Farm and Ranch Animals40$11.57$9.78$10.34$11.27$12.91$14.11
West43-4071File Clerks20$10.04$8.14$8.92$9.89$11.18$13.01
West11-3031Financial Managers20$43.86$32.73$37.96$42.15$46.34$61.20
West47-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers150$26.24$19.32$21.46$25.36$29.30$37.49
West35-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers160$14.09$10.24$11.46$13.86$16.53$18.28
West37-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers50$18.71$15.03$16.20$18.15$21.21$23.27
West37-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers20$23.29$17.60$19.77$22.64$27.00$29.43
West49-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics Installers and Repairers70$31.44$21.99$25.34$30.46$38.51$43.89
West43-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers120$18.87$14.37$16.07$18.26$21.91$24.76
West39-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers40$17.11$11.22$13.93$17.45$20.65$22.40
West33-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives30$27.10$20.12$22.12$25.29$29.71$34.44
West51-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers40$28.78$23.56$25.59$28.65$32.77$36.06
West41-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers230$20.25$14.99$16.63$19.42$22.65$26.89
West53-1031First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle30$28.73$20.57$23.38$27.99$34.60$38.22
West33-1099First-Line Supervisors/Managers Protective Service Workers All Other20$25.08$16.63$18.98$25.63$31.51$33.36
West33-3031Fish and Game Wardens20$18.62$13.33$15.70$19.04$21.48$22.94
West39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors70$11.54$8.34$9.65$10.88$13.01$16.73
West35-0000Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations4,120$9.54$7.76$8.24$9.06$10.57$12.46
West35-2021Food Preparation Workers500$9.27$7.77$8.27$9.13$10.49$11.55
West11-9051Food Service Managers40$23.83$19.78$21.13$23.52$26.71$28.77
West45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers70$12.01$9.80$10.39$11.37$13.43$15.45
West39-3012Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners80$11.29$8.70$9.96$11.33$13.01$14.14
West43-3041Gaming Cage Workers160$11.40$9.02$10.12$11.21$12.73$14.45
West41-2012Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers200$10.89$8.70$9.82$10.81$11.88$13.78
West39-3011Gaming Dealers240$14.07$10.50$11.91$13.78$16.12$18.13
West11-9071Gaming Managers20$33.88$25.58$29.91$33.88$38.74$43.99
West39-1011Gaming Supervisors50$18.11$13.93$15.86$18.17$20.69$22.35
West33-9031Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators70$13.13$9.78$11.09$12.90$14.60$17.58
West11-1021General and Operations Managers240$49.24$32.15$37.23$45.04$57.24$78.01
West45-2041Graders and Sorters Agricultural Products70$11.34$9.76$10.28$11.14$12.39$13.84
West27-1024Graphic Designers30$16.25$12.60$13.67$15.55$18.23$21.33
West39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists*$10.80$8.17$9.39$10.59$11.69$14.29
West21-1091Health Educators10$19.99$15.36$16.32$17.92$21.26$31.94
West29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1,890$29.40$13.50$18.13$24.79$33.04$45.92
West21-1022Healthcare Social Workers50$16.45$12.40$13.44$15.54$18.31$22.62
West31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations770$12.49$9.04$10.25$11.82$14.39$17.35
West31-9099Healthcare Support Workers All Other40$18.42$15.17$16.18$18.20$19.73$21.93
West49-9021Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers*$21.09$15.65$16.97$20.54$25.70$27.94
West47-3012Helpers--Carpenters50$10.12$8.32$9.49$10.34$11.13$11.62
West47-3013Helpers--Electricians40$12.40$10.01$10.72$12.00$13.89$15.23
West47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers310$13.62$10.76$12.09$13.41$14.74$17.25
West35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop90$8.66$7.65$8.04$8.71$9.39$10.74
West43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks410$9.23$7.89$8.37$9.17$10.36$11.49
West43-4161Human Resources Assistants Except Payroll and Timekeeping30$15.67$10.70$12.31$14.26$19.17$23.29
West13-1071Human Resources Specialists80$22.08$15.71$17.33$20.72$26.06$29.68
West49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics20$18.53$15.90$16.78$18.25$20.31$22.49
West53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators60$13.90$12.11$12.66$13.59$14.50$16.97
West43-4199Information and Record Clerks All Other90$17.68$13.62$13.63$18.49$20.95$22.35
West49-0000Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations1,260$19.98$12.55$14.63$17.89$23.71$31.93
West25-9031Instructional Coordinators80$27.14$18.86$21.64$26.75$32.21$36.49
West43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks*$13.74$8.94$10.94$14.30$16.83$18.21
West41-3021Insurance Sales Agents90$22.58$15.76$16.92$18.91$23.37$40.69
West27-3091Interpreters and Translators30$14.18$12.45$13.02$13.97$14.92$16.97
West43-4111Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan20$13.84$11.60$12.73$13.82$14.93$16.68
West37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners810$10.80$8.15$9.26$10.63$12.21$14.04
West23-1023Judges Magistrate Judges and Magistrates20$40.68$31.49$37.45$41.22$44.98$51.58
West25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education100note1*****
West53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand360$10.46$8.02$8.84$10.31$11.76$13.88
West37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers240$11.01$8.30$9.56$10.73$12.06$14.56
West51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers70$10.11$8.13$9.02$10.22$11.29$12.19
West23-1011Lawyers50$58.13$27.11$31.06$36.76$69.56$91.05
West23-0000Legal Occupations140$37.68$18.08$21.07$28.61$38.94$64.83
West43-6012Legal Secretaries50$16.02$12.55$13.32$14.59$17.79$22.50
West11-1031Legislators60note1*****
West25-4021Librarians70$16.38$11.27$13.22$15.52$18.64$23.11
West25-4031Library Technicians80$10.91$8.86$9.92$10.78$11.64$13.61
West29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses160$17.35$13.01$15.18$17.48$19.81$21.94
West19-0000Life Physical and Social Science Occupations650$21.68$12.94$15.23$20.61$26.90$33.51
West19-4099Life Physical and Social Science Technicians All Other30$17.78$13.62$15.23$18.86$19.51$22.00
West43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks180$13.82$11.62$12.58$13.77$14.98$17.12
West13-2072Loan Officers110$27.61$21.63$24.69$27.24$29.52$35.21
West11-9081Lodging Managers30$25.53$20.00$21.60$24.72$28.81$33.03
West45-4022Logging Equipment Operators50$15.74$10.43$12.06$14.36$17.89$25.48
West37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners720$9.01$7.71$8.12$8.82$9.64$11.66
West49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers General370$16.44$12.53$13.89$16.33$18.65$21.30
West13-1111Management Analysts140$26.31$19.15$20.53$22.70$29.02$38.88
West11-0000Management Occupations990$36.59$18.99$24.86$33.56$43.88$57.69
West11-9199Managers All Other30$41.90$21.27$27.25$41.87$54.65$64.27
West21-1013Marriage and Family Therapists20$18.69$14.83$16.03$18.02$21.30$24.38
West25-1022Mathematical Science Teachers Postsecondary20note1*****
West29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians10$18.41$13.16$15.23$17.69$20.76$24.53
West29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists60$27.89$20.60$24.97$28.50$31.34$35.36
West11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers60$43.54$33.41$37.96$42.22$46.76$55.56
West31-9092Medical Assistants80$12.79$10.22$11.35$12.85$14.13$14.98
West29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians90$17.99$12.93$14.46$17.26$20.76$24.37
West31-9094Medical Transcriptionists30$13.57$10.71$12.22$13.50$14.79$17.02
West13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners70$13.92$10.86$12.22$13.50$14.79$18.44
West21-1023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers30$18.30$15.56$16.46$17.96$20.33$22.31
West21-1014Mental Health Counselors30$20.60$15.88$17.49$20.17$22.77$26.89
West43-5041Meter Readers Utilities10$17.64$12.92$14.28$16.22$18.34$27.11
West25-2022Middle School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed 250note1*****
West49-9044Millwrights10$21.27$18.94$19.91$21.32$22.73$23.80
West49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Except Engines30$19.86$14.96$16.48$18.63$22.64$27.72
West53-3099Motor Vehicle Operators All Other40$18.43$15.56$17.31$18.14$20.28$20.30
West25-4013Museum Technicians and Conservators30$13.19$10.08$11.54$13.04$14.39$16.25
West15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators100$27.12$20.42$22.64$26.11$29.64$37.49
West39-2021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers50$8.54$7.62$7.97$8.57$9.16$10.32
West29-1171Nurse Practitioners30$40.79$28.42$38.36$41.86$45.38$51.15
West31-1014Nursing Assistants450$11.36$8.72$9.91$11.04$12.83$14.62
West29-1122Occupational Therapists10$28.42$24.03$25.61$28.19$31.55$35.20
West43-0000Office and Administrative Support Occupations4,800$12.86$8.53$9.96$12.15$14.99$18.37
West43-9199Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other10$14.91$12.13$13.62$13.85$16.77$19.26
West43-9061Office Clerks General390$11.79$7.98$8.70$10.39$15.67$18.13
West47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators280$18.46$14.99$16.06$17.83$20.87$23.21
West29-2081Opticians Dispensing10$12.88$10.36$11.25$12.69$14.34$15.76
West29-1041Optometrists10$42.58$26.24$29.45$46.97$53.02$56.48
West51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders30$13.35$11.78$12.53$13.52$14.49$15.21
West53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand30$9.06$7.78$8.21$8.90$9.69$11.70
West47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance30$14.67$10.40$11.83$15.14$17.18$18.40
West23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants20$22.83$17.68$19.28$21.38$25.38$31.64
West53-6021Parking Lot Attendants*$8.54$7.64$8.02$8.64$9.26$10.42
West41-2022Parts Salespersons110$13.46$9.79$10.78$13.12$15.49$18.16
West47-2071Paving Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators10$21.24$16.96$19.30$21.22$23.16$26.53
West43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks30$15.14$12.21$13.25$15.04$17.26$18.61
West39-9021Personal and Home Care Aides220$9.84$8.06$8.99$10.11$11.02$11.57
West39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations1,640$11.39$8.03$8.96$10.61$13.23$16.85
West37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation80$13.28$10.83$12.08$13.22$14.37$16.16
West29-1051Pharmacists50$52.91$42.40$46.47$51.80$61.66$70.48
West29-2052Pharmacy Technicians60$16.89$12.53$14.13$16.75$19.24$21.39
West27-4021Photographers20$12.53$10.23$11.12$12.42$13.84$14.69
West31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants10$15.98$11.05$12.95$16.11$18.86$21.40
West29-1123Physical Therapists40$37.04$27.86$31.97$36.31$42.00$46.21
West29-1071Physician Assistants60$43.69$35.53$39.86$43.97$46.38$54.50
West29-1069Physicians and Surgeons All Other40$100.22$80.71$90.84$94.86$107.00$110.43
West47-2151Pipelayers30$14.24$12.20$12.83$13.88$15.31$17.53
West47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters*$16.25$12.51$13.33$14.69$19.27$22.36
West33-3051Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers300$16.82$12.69$14.60$16.71$18.60$21.53
West43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers70$14.12$11.81$12.62$13.85$15.38$17.58
West43-5051Postal Service Clerks60$18.05$11.91$11.92$12.80$26.22$27.26
West43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers50$22.80$15.20$19.89$24.32$27.50$27.51
West43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators20$12.35$9.84$11.19$11.91$12.82$15.95
West11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents40$25.39$18.30$22.31$25.09$28.07$31.15
West25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education100$14.44$9.06$11.26$13.94$17.63$21.20
West51-5112Printing Press Operators30$11.51$8.85$9.91$11.44$13.46$14.55
West21-1092Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists130$16.90$13.22$15.10$16.74$18.38$21.34
West43-3061Procurement Clerks20$17.55$12.18$14.69$17.96$20.77$22.09
West51-0000Production Occupations910$14.89$9.61$11.57$14.03$17.25$21.59
West11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers70$16.21$12.49$13.38$14.83$17.63$23.87
West33-0000Protective Service Occupations960$15.43$9.73$12.10$14.66$17.87$21.93
West25-1066Psychology Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West27-3031Public Relations Specialists100$22.58$15.70$17.44$20.84$25.94$32.50
West13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products50$24.77$16.78$19.33$22.51$27.59$35.98
West27-3011Radio and Television Announcers40$12.75$9.99$10.62$11.72$14.14$17.29
West29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians60$24.62$20.09$21.96$24.41$26.96$29.75
West41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents50$22.24$13.00$14.45$21.60$26.06$34.90
West43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks290$10.73$8.30$9.48$10.72$12.00$13.79
West39-9032Recreation Workers70$13.22$9.89$10.77$12.33$14.42$17.50
West53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors40$10.59$8.11$8.97$10.49$12.29$14.01
West29-1141Registered Nurses690$27.10$19.78$22.28$27.04$31.91$35.07
West21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors40$15.84$10.82$12.47$16.11$18.78$21.36
West27-3022Reporters and Correspondents40$12.54$9.74$10.82$12.35$13.88$14.99
West39-9041Residential Advisors200$10.59$8.34$9.56$10.50$11.43$13.33
West41-2031Retail Salespersons750$12.42$8.04$8.88$10.62$13.87$17.99
West41-0000Sales and Related Occupations3,300$12.79$7.96$8.64$10.01$14.23$21.02
West41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other20$10.69$7.94$8.86$10.25$11.49$15.83
West41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Produc160$22.39$12.89$14.40$17.55$27.53$42.16
West41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products50$37.15$16.70$20.45$29.57$36.34$66.52
West25-2031Sec School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed480note1*****
West43-6014Secretaries Except Legal Medical and Executive580$12.27$9.30$10.34$11.83$13.86$15.72
West41-3031Securities Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents*$55.83$45.13$49.74$53.98$58.21$80.96
West33-9032Security Guards190$11.29$8.37$9.63$10.96$12.99$14.70
West25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers10$19.49$13.66$15.87$18.64$22.94$27.40
West53-6031Service Station Attendants30$11.14$9.54$10.13$10.98$11.84$13.75
West47-2211Sheet Metal Workers*$13.94$9.86$10.40$11.30$18.90$22.23
West43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks20$13.09$10.11$10.86$12.46$15.18$17.22
West39-1012Slot Key Persons30$18.35$15.37$16.31$17.90$20.35$22.51
West11-9151Social and Community Service Managers30$28.89$23.63$25.19$27.60$30.63$36.49
West21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants200$13.51$9.53$10.42$12.16$14.98$19.81
West19-3099Social Scientists and Related Workers All Other20$30.24$23.09$26.16$30.00$35.36$36.30
West21-1029Social Workers All Other20$32.04$23.09$28.84$31.64$37.94$41.27
West15-1132Software Developers Applications30$43.62$21.18$23.87$44.31$60.23$67.49
West25-2052Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School120note1*****
West25-2053Special Education Teachers Middle School40note1*****
West25-2054Special Education Teachers Secondary School60note1*****
West29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists30$25.75$18.45$21.33$25.01$28.95$35.73
West43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers440$10.13$7.87$8.41$9.33$11.32$14.51
West21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors90$16.22$12.69$13.98$15.96$18.22$20.91
West25-3098Substitute Teachers140$14.79$12.01$12.92$14.44$16.77$18.43
West17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians20$18.23$13.81$15.83$17.67$20.47$23.03
West13-2081Tax Examiners Collectors and Revenue Agents10$19.93$15.58$16.66$18.55$21.91$27.41
West13-2082Tax Preparers50$13.72$10.55$12.02$13.59$15.41$17.58
West53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs80$10.70$8.96$9.90$10.73$11.57$12.90
West25-9041Teacher Assistants690note1*****
West25-3099Teachers and Instructors All Other70note1*****
West51-2092Team Assemblers*$12.29$10.03$10.88$12.37$13.82$14.69
West49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers*$31.18$24.93$28.89$32.21$34.95$36.60
West49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers*$25.34$16.62$22.72$25.94$28.94$33.55
West43-3071Tellers170$11.20$9.87$10.30$11.01$11.74$13.35
West23-2093Title Examiners Abstractors and Searchers50$22.32$16.64$19.17$21.62$25.00$29.43
West00-0000Total all occupations34,190$16.19$8.46$10.00$13.49$19.03$27.31
West39-7011Tour Guides and Escorts90$10.34$7.84$8.46$9.66$13.55$13.56
West13-1151Training and Development Specialists20$21.05$13.05$14.77$17.31$22.93$38.23
West53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1,890$13.40$8.80$10.48$12.71$14.93$19.08
West41-3041Travel Agents*$13.93$10.35$11.88$13.61$16.44$18.21
West53-3032Truck Drivers Heavy and Tractor-Trailer530$16.00$12.32$13.23$14.75$18.09$21.87
West53-3033Truck Drivers Light or Delivery Services70$10.75$8.16$9.04$10.45$12.38$14.34
West19-3051Urban and Regional Planners30$23.39$17.27$19.93$23.97$26.95$28.74
West39-3031Ushers Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers30$9.27$7.77$8.19$8.89$9.87$13.06
West29-1131Veterinarians10$41.64$26.62$31.65$39.95$45.30$67.29
West31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers20$8.91$7.77$8.22$8.97$9.95$11.06
West29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians30$12.97$10.32$11.13$12.37$14.52$16.97
West35-3031Waiters and Waitresses790$8.45$7.66$8.00$8.59$9.16$9.78
West51-8031Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators150$16.87$12.66$14.11$16.31$18.38$22.29
West15-1134Web Developers20$20.31$15.05$16.58$19.81$24.15$27.66
West51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers70$15.48$10.90$12.91$15.63$18.12$20.32
West51-7042Woodworking Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Except Sawing*$15.16$8.86$12.55$15.15$18.47$21.44
West19-1023Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists40$25.18$18.13$21.33$25.38$27.82$33.51

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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