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 2015

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 Auditors270$27.54$19.62$22.25$26.53$30.79$39.25
West11-3011Administrative Services Managers30$29.72$22.22$24.91$29.17$33.89$39.48
West25-3011Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Ins100$14.85$11.62$12.84$14.39$16.83$18.73
West41-3011Advertising Sales Agents20$18.47$13.54$15.22$18.78$21.89$23.53
West39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants140$9.04$7.87$8.29$8.99$9.77$11.36
West13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate30$20.06$14.04$15.98$17.75$20.71$28.49
West17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations210$28.75$15.53$18.01$27.26$35.80$43.24
West25-1062Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West27-0000Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations370$16.74$10.50$12.50$14.43$19.81$27.12
West53-6031Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants*$11.85$10.05$10.56$11.43$12.83$14.64
West49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers40$19.12$12.83$15.83$18.16$21.70$27.58
West49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics160$16.42$12.21$13.28$15.07$18.95$23.00
West51-3011Bakers40$11.38$8.33$9.74$11.43$13.33$14.54
West35-3011Bartenders450$9.21$7.84$8.28$9.00$10.02$11.73
West43-3011Bill and Account Collectors10$14.64$8.64$10.45$14.22$18.61$22.02
West43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators40$13.12$9.31$10.36$11.69$14.08$20.82
West19-1029Biological Scientists All Other30$29.75$24.13$26.47$29.20$35.79$37.27
West43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks860$14.20$9.65$11.93$13.88$16.59$19.11
West13-2031Budget Analysts20$26.24$20.24$22.02$25.65$29.14$32.04
West37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1,950$10.70$8.04$8.79$10.22$12.09$14.48
West49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists70$18.05$14.35$15.89$17.51$19.12$23.10
West53-3022Bus Drivers School or Special Client240$12.98$10.49$11.59$13.00$14.34$15.17
West53-3021Bus Drivers Transit and Intercity60$10.70$8.02$8.73$10.35$13.05$14.40
West13-0000Business and Financial Operations Occupations1,040$25.36$15.55$19.57$24.14$30.02$37.26
West13-1199Business Operations Specialists All Other110$30.93$20.46$24.92$30.38$36.14$44.04
West25-1011Business Teachers Postsecondary50note1*****
West51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters40$14.66$10.28$11.72$13.96$17.24$21.21
West25-2032Career/Technical Education Teachers Secondary School60note1*****
West47-2031Carpenters420$15.85$12.22$13.22$14.90$18.21$21.61
West41-2011Cashiers1,440$9.47$8.11$8.57$9.35$10.45$11.86
West47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers110$14.70$10.44$11.70$14.61$17.37$18.96
West35-1011Chefs and Head Cooks20$20.10$13.86$16.06$19.22$22.77$30.28
West11-1011Chief Executives40$63.79$13.72$42.93$55.18$84.34$97.22
West21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers240$17.16$12.83$14.50$16.83$18.99$22.74
West39-9011Childcare Workers210$8.92$7.81$8.23$8.91$9.63$11.13
West29-1011Chiropractors20$29.04$20.31$22.32$26.55$30.90$45.99
West17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians30$17.38$15.22$16.00$17.29$18.58$20.84
West17-2051Civil Engineers40$34.02$24.49$27.65$33.00$36.79$50.81
West53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment70$10.40$8.46$9.56$10.52$11.51$12.22
West27-2022Coaches and Scouts60note1*****
West49-9091Coin Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers40$13.83$11.96$12.66$13.71$14.77$16.67
West35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food570$8.82$7.78$8.16$8.81$9.44$10.89
West25-1122Communications Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations930$17.22$11.85$13.99$16.76$19.44$23.36
West13-1141Compensation Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists30$21.58$17.37$19.58$21.47$23.34$26.91
West13-1041Compliance Officers Except Agriculture Construction Health and Safety and Transportation40$22.24$15.46$17.32$20.50$23.52$35.80
West15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations290$27.29$14.61$19.15$24.31$32.14$43.73
West15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists20$20.81$17.42$19.49$21.02$22.55$23.46
West15-1199Computer Occupations All Other20$35.94$30.19$31.93$35.01$38.40$44.05
West15-1131Computer Programmers10$25.34$19.08$20.99$24.61$29.01$34.94
West25-1021Computer Science Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West15-1151Computer User Support Specialists70$15.89$12.45$13.48$15.32$17.95$20.61
West39-6012Concierges20$11.45$8.31$9.52$11.79$13.54$14.58
West19-1031Conservation Scientists80$27.27$14.89$21.50$28.04$33.92$36.74
West47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors50$17.97$14.43$15.93$17.81$20.37$22.27
West47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations2,260$17.12$11.18$13.02$15.78$20.32$24.72
West47-2061Construction Laborers160$12.39$9.76$10.59$11.99$14.04$15.87
West11-9021Construction Managers10$39.03$27.84$36.29$41.40$44.94$47.06
West53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders80$14.59$11.75$12.65$13.89$15.15$20.05
West35-2011Cooks Fast Food130$9.15$7.85$8.34$9.15$10.36$11.35
West35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria310$12.51$9.02$10.22$11.59$14.21$17.63
West35-2014Cooks Restaurant210$11.30$9.53$10.19$11.11$12.09$14.19
West35-2015Cooks Short Order160$10.53$8.14$9.08$10.57$11.91$13.68
West33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers180$14.34$12.20$12.89$14.03$15.26$17.78
West13-1051Cost Estimators10$23.17$17.46$20.19$23.36$26.83$29.05
West41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks20$11.17$8.28$8.90$9.94$11.91$17.97
West35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop400$9.42$7.85$8.36$9.23$10.59$11.67
West43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks130$13.54$10.09$11.01$12.70$14.83$19.51
West25-4012Curators*$24.37$16.44$18.38$22.86$28.64$35.78
West43-4051Customer Service Representatives130$14.28$8.53$10.25$13.45$16.99$22.48
West31-9091Dental Assistants80$17.62$12.46$15.74$17.98$20.21$22.52
West29-2021Dental Hygienists50$27.10$20.40$21.98$26.70$32.75$35.49
West33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators30$25.37$19.23$20.68$23.09$28.63$37.97
West35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers250$8.89$7.82$8.21$8.85$9.49$11.02
West35-9021Dishwashers130$8.67$7.83$8.19$8.79$9.38$10.17
West43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance30$12.83$10.14$11.39$12.95$14.20$14.95
West53-3031Driver/Sales Workers*$10.57$8.48$9.70$10.69$11.62$12.77
West27-3041Editors*$20.88$14.08$19.52$21.33$23.14$26.43
West25-0000Education Training and Library Occupations3,560$17.61$9.87$12.84$17.28$21.55$26.06
West25-9099Education Training and Library Workers All Other80$18.41$15.23$16.53$19.09$20.45$20.46
West11-9039Education Administrators All Other80$33.22$28.09$30.91$33.85$36.23$37.72
West11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School90note1*****
West11-9033Education Administrators Postsecondary30$42.55$31.35$34.42$40.38$48.97$58.79
West25-1081Education Teachers Postsecondary30note1*****
West21-1012Educational Guidance School and Vocational Counselors120$18.60$14.82$16.05$17.81$20.65$24.71
West49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment*$19.67$13.70$15.64$17.98$21.47$32.67
West49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers160$29.24$19.15$24.25$31.04$34.86$37.17
West47-2111Electricians160$22.28$15.80$18.74$22.60$26.18$28.75
West25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education570note1*****
West43-4061Eligibility Interviewers Government Programs120$15.61$10.89$13.07$15.97$17.85$19.02
West29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics180$13.75$10.77$12.19$13.49$14.78$17.31
West25-1123English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary40note1*****
West19-4091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Including Health40$13.48$10.84$12.16$13.25$14.36$15.21
West19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health20$21.44$17.00$19.38$21.39$23.41$26.92
West53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators*$18.95$11.47$13.61$17.34$24.79$29.06
West43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants160$17.00$13.25$15.13$16.96$18.77$21.56
West29-1062Family and General Practitioners20$101.50$59.48$71.21$93.97$95.82$101.40
West45-0000Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations260$13.73$10.04$10.79$12.11$14.72$19.86
West45-2093Farmworkers Farm Ranch and Aquacultural Animals40$11.91$9.98$10.63$11.71$13.34$14.38
West43-4071File Clerks10$11.48$9.91$10.38$11.17$12.27$14.15
West11-3031Financial Managers20$47.44$32.98$39.20$44.17$55.11$71.66
West47-1011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Work160$28.39$19.97$22.68$27.17$33.84$41.62
West45-1011First-Line Supervisors of Farming Fishing and Forestry Workers*$29.27$21.04$23.82$31.02$34.33$36.32
West35-1012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers160$14.97$10.67$12.24$15.18$17.53$18.95
West37-1011First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers50$17.91$13.57$15.47$17.44$20.15$23.38
West37-1012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundsk20$20.32$16.28$17.86$20.12$22.52$25.04
West49-1011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics Installers and Repairers50$32.57$23.45$26.30$30.06$39.64$45.61
West43-1011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Worke80$18.99$14.13$16.27$18.72$21.93$23.99
West39-1021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers40$17.71$12.55$15.12$18.02$20.97$22.73
West33-1012First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives30$27.46$20.46$22.24$25.46$30.24$35.25
West51-1011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers50$30.33$22.42$26.56$31.70$35.34$37.53
West33-1099First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers All Other10$25.04$16.70$18.78$23.45$32.28$33.85
West41-1011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers220$22.73$14.29$17.09$20.89$26.00$30.84
West53-1031First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Mach20$28.49$19.98$23.19$27.32$31.33$41.72
West33-3031Fish and Game Wardens30$18.87$13.32$15.33$18.55$22.35$24.75
West39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors50$11.27$8.39$9.55$10.76$11.97$15.43
West51-3092Food Batchmakers40$11.17$7.95$8.58$9.74$14.00$16.46
West35-0000Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations4,160$9.74$7.87$8.37$9.20$10.80$12.87
West35-2021Food Preparation Workers440$9.30$7.87$8.35$9.16$10.45$11.66
West11-9051Food Service Managers40$24.47$20.16$21.62$24.20$27.52$29.60
West25-1124Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary20note1*****
West45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers70$12.42$9.97$10.63$11.72$14.02$16.42
West39-3012Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners70$11.42$8.79$10.03$11.45$13.21$14.42
West43-3041Gaming Cage Workers130$11.45$8.81$10.01$11.26$12.97$14.66
West41-2012Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers200$11.35$9.19$10.27$11.30$12.33$14.28
West39-3011Gaming Dealers200$14.01$10.45$11.65$13.66$16.13$18.37
West11-9071Gaming Managers10$31.94$25.26$27.92$32.02$35.99$39.05
West39-1011Gaming Supervisors40$18.72$13.96$16.07$18.93$21.60$23.20
West33-9031Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators70$13.43$9.85$11.24$13.16$14.89$18.07
West11-1021General and Operations Managers240$46.42$31.40$35.87$43.74$54.92$67.85
West45-2041Graders and Sorters Agricultural Products80$11.63$9.89$10.47$11.44$12.92$14.20
West27-1024Graphic Designers40$16.01$12.57$13.49$15.00$18.09$21.10
West39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists30$13.10$8.63$10.34$13.27$15.98$17.94
West29-1199Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners All Other10$27.62$21.83$24.67$26.80$30.15$36.02
West21-1091Health Educators10$20.51$15.68$16.67$18.32$21.81$32.82
West29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1,920$28.71$13.73$17.94$24.68$33.42$46.49
West21-1022Healthcare Social Workers50$16.91$12.65$13.75$15.96$18.88$23.28
West31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations750$12.70$8.80$10.15$11.90$14.78$18.13
West31-9099Healthcare Support Workers All Other40$18.59$15.54$17.09$18.13$19.63$21.82
West49-9021Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers*$23.85$15.90$17.22$21.13$27.31$41.78
West53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers540$16.88$12.56$13.60$15.49$19.18$23.45
West47-3012Helpers--Carpenters50$11.07$8.78$9.81$10.67$11.54$16.01
West47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers310$14.06$11.10$12.46$13.84$15.50$17.85
West35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop80$8.91$7.81$8.23$8.92$9.74$11.12
West43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks380$9.98$8.00$8.63$9.68$11.10$12.04
West43-4161Human Resources Assistants Except Payroll and Timekeeping30$15.24$10.61$12.11$14.37$18.35$21.03
West13-1071Human Resources Specialists70$22.89$16.16$17.66$20.53$26.17$34.87
West11-3051Industrial Production Managers10$40.79$33.29$37.05$41.83$45.76$48.11
West53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators60$14.88$12.46$13.22$14.47$16.59$18.23
West43-4199Information and Record Clerks All Other90$17.88$12.66$13.80$18.92$21.03$22.36
West49-0000Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations1,210$20.24$12.74$14.62$17.90$23.61$33.01
West25-9031Instructional Coordinators50$27.39$19.67$21.94$27.10$32.34$36.28
West43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks20$11.53$8.42$9.61$10.85$12.00$17.12
West41-3021Insurance Sales Agents80$22.77$15.71$17.22$19.68$23.97$37.93
West37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners840$10.77$8.22$9.25$10.65$11.95$14.07
West23-1023Judges Magistrate Judges and Magistrates20$42.62$32.24$38.72$42.98$47.28$54.92
West25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education90note1*****
West53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand400$10.21$8.10$8.77$9.85$11.52$13.39
West37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers260$11.45$8.51$9.77$11.27$13.28$14.77
West51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers90$10.25$8.29$9.28$10.36$11.41$12.14
West23-1011Lawyers70$59.82$30.27$34.59$46.36$64.48$95.82
West23-0000Legal Occupations150$41.67$18.84$22.27$32.97$48.23$69.77
West43-6012Legal Secretaries50$16.49$12.64$13.44$14.78$19.42$23.17
West11-1031Legislators60note1*****
West25-4021Librarians70$16.75$11.63$14.50$16.68$18.60$22.36
West25-4031Library Technicians100$10.71$9.08$9.92$10.75$11.58$12.68
West29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses150$17.64$13.35$15.40$17.73$20.33$22.34
West19-0000Life Physical and Social Science Occupations670$21.38$12.40$14.09$20.06$27.24$33.74
West19-4099Life Physical and Social Science Technicians All Other30$17.47$13.79$15.41$17.20$19.10$21.64
West33-9092Lifeguards Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers30$8.75$7.78$8.14$8.75$9.35$10.60
West53-3033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers60$10.52$8.35$9.43$10.55$11.66$13.29
West43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks180$14.85$12.55$13.39$14.77$16.57$18.09
West13-2072Loan Officers100$28.96$22.72$25.58$28.41$31.49$36.90
West11-9081Lodging Managers20$25.75$20.12$21.57$24.02$28.93$34.62
West45-4022Logging Equipment Operators40$16.59$10.41$11.58$16.30$20.98$23.63
West51-4041Machinists20$18.16$13.69$15.69$18.24$21.06$22.88
West37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners710$9.28$7.85$8.29$9.02$10.13$11.98
West49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers General370$16.66$12.70$14.14$16.45$18.78$21.52
West13-1111Management Analysts140$26.29$19.64$21.03$23.34$29.72$37.23
West11-0000Management Occupations960$36.51$19.98$25.65$33.86$43.77$57.12
West13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists10$23.34$13.33$15.11$18.72$30.25$40.96
West21-1013Marriage and Family Therapists20$18.99$15.17$16.35$18.31$21.58$24.63
West25-1022Mathematical Science Teachers Postsecondary20note1*****
West29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians20$18.07$12.28$13.89$16.95$21.65$24.83
West29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists60$27.23$18.01$23.48$28.18$31.09$34.73
West11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers70$42.85$32.29$37.44$42.54$47.48$56.46
West31-9092Medical Assistants80$12.66$10.20$11.13$12.67$14.11$14.97
West29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians80$18.50$13.42$15.41$17.92$21.65$24.11
West31-9094Medical Transcriptionists20$13.03$10.14$11.03$12.68$14.71$17.16
West13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners60$14.17$11.31$12.51$13.77$15.08$18.28
West21-1023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers10$17.93$15.54$16.32$17.61$18.96$21.86
West21-1014Mental Health Counselors30$21.13$16.42$18.36$20.86$23.12$26.87
West25-2022Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Educa300note1*****
West51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters Operators and Tenders20$13.47$9.05$12.55$13.77$14.98$17.20
West49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Except Engines20$22.10$16.26$17.66$20.76$25.88$30.10
West53-3099Motor Vehicle Operators All Other40$18.56$15.29$17.62$18.99$20.46$20.52
West25-4013Museum Technicians and Conservators20$13.41$10.06$11.43$13.11$14.56$19.09
West15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators100$27.60$20.64$22.85$26.45$30.22$38.65
West39-2021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers50$8.78$7.79$8.14$8.75$9.35$10.68
West29-1171Nurse Practitioners20$40.43$28.36$38.65$42.22$45.54$47.95
West31-1014Nursing Assistants440$11.25$8.43$9.65$10.97$12.79$14.80
West43-0000Office and Administrative Support Occupations4,720$13.11$8.64$10.12$12.31$15.38$18.77
West43-9061Office Clerks General450$11.83$8.03$8.74$10.30$15.43$18.51
West47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators360$19.39$14.48$16.39$18.88$22.28$25.39
West51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders20$13.43$11.99$12.64$13.60$14.54$15.15
West53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand50$9.22$7.89$8.31$9.00$9.75$12.18
West47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance40$13.90$10.31$11.38$13.48$16.32$18.36
West23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants20$24.98$19.62$21.00$23.09$30.37$33.92
West53-6021Parking Lot Attendants30$9.69$8.04$8.77$9.88$10.99$11.65
West41-2022Parts Salespersons80$14.09$10.13$10.82$12.00$16.28$19.49
West47-2071Paving Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators*$22.22$19.16$20.24$22.01$24.09$27.34
West43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks30$15.72$12.71$13.72$15.48$17.61$18.89
West39-9021Personal Care Aides300$10.31$8.37$9.52$10.47$11.38$11.94
West39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations1,550$11.35$8.15$9.04$10.62$12.89$16.45
West37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation60$13.99$11.99$12.69$13.84$14.98$17.26
West29-1051Pharmacists60$52.48$42.91$47.20$51.43$59.25$69.84
West29-2052Pharmacy Technicians70$16.82$12.43$14.25$16.95$19.47$21.64
West27-4021Photographers10$13.26$10.89$12.19$13.29$14.40$15.20
West29-1123Physical Therapists50$37.90$27.00$32.62$36.79$43.33$49.44
West29-1071Physician Assistants80$46.60$36.79$41.53$46.11$53.53$59.09
West29-1069Physicians and Surgeons All Other40$100.21$82.15$92.56$96.85$109.37$118.31
West51-8099Plant and System Operators All Other10$25.42$20.66$22.74$25.99$28.41$29.86
West47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters70$19.40$12.41$15.69$19.92$22.49$24.18
West43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers60$14.44$12.03$12.82$14.09$15.71$18.07
West33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers300$17.47$13.19$15.22$17.22$19.12$22.47
West43-5051Postal Service Clerks60$18.61$12.18$12.19$13.15$27.13$28.18
West43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers50$23.28$15.54$20.23$24.93$27.91$27.92
West43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators20$12.63$10.07$11.44$12.18$13.10$16.34
West11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents40$25.81$18.60$22.67$25.49$28.53$31.67
West25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education100$13.65$9.38$11.85$13.46$15.05$18.47
West51-5112Printing Press Operators30$11.98$9.98$10.54$11.48$13.26$14.90
West43-3061Procurement Clerks30$17.76$13.40$15.52$17.92$20.40$22.36
West51-0000Production Occupations1,020$15.84$9.11$11.37$14.39$18.90$24.72
West11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers50$16.43$12.60$13.57$15.14$18.00$23.48
West33-0000Protective Service Occupations960$15.70$10.00$12.28$14.89$18.21$22.46
West25-1066Psychology Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West27-3031Public Relations Specialists100$22.73$13.85$16.70$21.96$28.12$33.58
West13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products50$25.95$17.38$20.73$24.82$29.16$37.26
West27-3011Radio and Television Announcers40$12.87$10.04$10.68$11.75$14.20$17.97
West29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians70$25.68$20.27$23.41$25.92$28.50$30.17
West41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents50$22.72$13.54$14.97$22.36$27.36$36.03
West43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks320$11.05$8.42$9.59$10.80$12.09$14.62
West25-1193Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers Postsecondary20note1*****
West39-9032Recreation Workers50$14.01$9.71$11.10$13.14$15.26$20.11
West53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors30$10.63$8.34$9.27$10.56$11.98$13.87
West29-1141Registered Nurses710$27.45$19.79$22.56$27.35$32.65$35.57
West21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors40$15.50$10.56$12.13$14.47$19.46$22.25
West27-3022Reporters and Correspondents30$12.14$9.74$10.85$12.44$13.78$14.59
West39-9041Residential Advisors160$10.78$8.70$9.82$10.70$11.59$13.19
West41-2031Retail Salespersons850$14.00$8.49$9.57$11.68$15.21$22.38
West47-2181Roofers50$13.68$10.41$11.68$13.30$14.81$18.06
West41-0000Sales and Related Occupations3,280$13.90$8.33$9.14$10.92$14.92$23.53
West41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other30$12.12$8.52$9.62$11.25$15.59$18.04
West41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Products150$21.45$13.45$14.90$17.62$26.74$34.97
West41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products60$41.39$19.81$24.28$35.74$49.11$60.98
West25-2031Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Ed520note1*****
West43-6014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical560$12.25$9.54$10.42$11.79$13.79$15.12
West33-9032Security Guards180$11.36$8.67$9.91$11.14$12.79$14.70
West47-4071Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners20$13.01$11.33$12.29$13.18$14.09$14.62
West47-2211Sheet Metal Workers*$14.10$10.05$10.59$11.49$19.16$22.58
West43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks20$12.63$10.13$10.78$11.87$14.32$16.90
West39-1012Slot Supervisors10$18.28$15.56$16.37$17.72$19.04$22.73
West11-9151Social and Community Service Managers30$29.55$24.42$26.14$28.77$32.24$36.54
West21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants170$13.89$9.79$10.62$12.09$15.42$21.15
West19-3099Social Scientists and Related Workers All Other30$29.83$24.13$25.70$29.01$35.79$37.26
West25-1113Social Work Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West21-1029Social Workers All Other20$30.73$23.35$23.75$30.16$35.57$41.79
West25-1067Sociology Teachers Postsecondary10note1*****
West15-1132Software Developers Applications*$42.66$21.49$24.83$41.37$63.39$69.66
West19-1013Soil and Plant Scientists*$24.48$19.97$21.25$23.35$26.81$32.04
West25-2052Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School90note1*****
West25-2053Special Education Teachers Middle School30note1*****
West25-2054Special Education Teachers Secondary School70note1*****
West29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists20$26.06$14.71$18.67$24.89$29.90$37.59
West43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers400$9.99$7.86$8.40$9.31$11.31$13.80
West21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors70$16.94$13.33$15.13$16.90$18.71$21.29
West25-3098Substitute Teachers150$13.50$10.76$12.27$13.41$14.57$16.22
West17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians20$16.34$13.22$15.43$16.74$18.04$18.82
West17-1022Surveyors10$25.68$19.37$22.28$25.70$28.54$30.31
West13-2082Tax Preparers30$14.49$10.88$12.38$14.10$16.40$18.74
West53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs80$10.95$8.97$10.07$10.98$11.90$13.44
West25-9041Teacher Assistants670note1*****
West25-3097Teachers and Instructors All Other Except Substitute Teachers60note1*****
West51-2092Team Assemblers*$12.02$9.94$10.66$11.83$13.56$14.73
West49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers*$28.24$20.67$22.81$29.08$33.94$36.51
West49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers60$20.69$14.96$16.32$18.51$25.90$29.05
West43-3071Tellers200$11.43$9.94$10.39$11.15$11.92$13.95
West49-3093Tire Repairers and Changers*$13.14$10.01$10.77$12.09$14.48$18.66
West23-2093Title Examiners Abstractors and Searchers*$21.96$16.62$18.65$21.33$23.74$29.24
West00-0000Total all occupations34,160$16.32$8.57$10.14$13.64$19.16$27.68
West39-7011Tour Guides and Escorts80$10.96$8.06$8.81$10.45$13.89$13.90
West13-1151Training and Development Specialists30$23.50$13.36$15.11$17.90$34.41$42.07
West53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1,940$13.62$8.83$10.37$12.75$15.18$20.11
West41-3041Travel Agents10$13.22$10.87$12.31$13.49$14.56$15.20
West19-3051Urban and Regional Planners30$23.91$17.54$20.75$24.61$27.61$29.41
West39-3031Ushers Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers50$8.91$7.77$8.13$8.77$9.39$11.54
West29-1131Veterinarians10$36.63$26.19$29.55$39.17$44.04$45.76
West31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers*$11.42$8.39$9.56$11.83$13.52$14.50
West29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians*$12.86$9.96$10.82$12.60$14.59$16.83
West25-1194Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary10$26.51$18.23$21.65$26.55$31.68$35.71
West35-3031Waiters and Waitresses830$8.85$7.79$8.15$8.77$9.38$10.86
West51-8031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators170$18.22$12.97$14.78$17.61$21.28$23.88
West15-1134Web Developers10$18.46$14.82$16.09$17.80$20.64$23.73
West51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers80$17.21$10.94$13.13$16.82$20.80$23.67
West51-7042Woodworking Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Except Sawing90$14.95$11.74$13.02$14.89$17.25$18.67
West19-1023Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists40$25.89$18.29$21.84$26.01$28.82$33.93

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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