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 December 2013

Selected Areas:Central
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
Central13-2011Accountants and Auditors380$25.62$18.64$20.75$23.74$28.30$35.34
Central11-3011Administrative Services Managers20$30.20$21.36$28.60$30.30$34.08$36.40
Central41-3011Advertising Sales Agents30$23.93$11.35$13.67$26.22$33.18$36.33
Central45-2091Agricultural Equipment Operators30$12.95$9.88$10.52$11.59$15.92$17.58
Central53-3011Ambulance Drivers and Attendants Except Emergency Medical Technicians*$11.39$9.89$10.32$11.01$11.70$15.34
Central39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants50$9.17$7.89$8.40$9.25$10.39$11.29
Central13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate30$22.94$14.90$16.95$20.50$23.26$48.10
Central17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters20$16.90$14.25$15.65$16.56$17.42$21.43
Central11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers30$40.10$33.87$36.31$38.02$41.59$54.08
Central17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations430$26.57$16.57$19.98$25.73$31.07$37.94
Central27-0000Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations360$16.29$10.79$12.64$14.82$18.96$23.88
Central49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers40$16.87$12.66$13.50$14.92$20.48$23.02
Central49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics160$16.69$11.69$13.29$15.27$19.30$24.27
Central51-3011Bakers40$9.46$7.88$8.35$9.14$10.62$12.70
Central35-3011Bartenders340$8.92$7.84$8.24$8.94$9.64$11.06
Central43-3011Bill and Account Collectors*$12.95$10.40$11.16$12.34$14.50$16.80
Central43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators80$12.08$9.43$10.32$11.36$13.42$17.00
Central19-1029Biological Scientists All Other30$29.22$19.16$24.23$30.15$34.99$38.56
Central19-4021Biological Technicians20$14.28$12.32$13.28$14.76$15.47$15.48
Central43-3031Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks950$13.44$9.72$11.55$13.34$14.98$17.83
Central13-2031Budget Analysts20$24.12$18.18$22.08$23.43$27.37$30.32
Central37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1,640$10.77$8.12$8.96$10.42$12.13$14.40
Central49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists70$17.42$13.53$15.15$17.24$19.48$22.20
Central53-3022Bus Drivers School160$13.17$10.65$11.96$13.16$14.40$15.39
Central13-0000Business and Financial Operations Occupations1,630$24.47$16.30$19.49$22.84$27.86$34.93
Central13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other60$30.01$20.05$23.43$28.34$35.89$44.15
Central51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters110$12.69$9.24$10.66$12.51$14.36$16.84
Central13-1021Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products60$25.53$18.79$24.45$26.49$28.52$29.74
Central25-2032Career/Tech Education Teachers Secondary School50note1*****
Central47-2031Carpenters270$14.03$11.23$12.47$13.80$15.39$17.66
Central41-2011Cashiers1,420$9.08$7.95$8.36$9.07$9.89$11.40
Central47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers120$13.41$10.21$11.45$13.33$15.22$17.39
Central11-1011Chief Executives110$39.94$16.01$17.21$19.40$58.50$92.46
Central39-9011Child Care Workers210$8.78$7.76$8.16$8.84$9.51$10.94
Central21-1021Child Family and School Social Workers170$18.85$14.61$16.06$18.05$21.10$25.00
Central29-1011Chiropractors10$36.03$20.46$21.83$24.13$50.38$70.90
Central17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians50$17.62$15.64$16.55$17.40$18.99$19.98
Central17-2051Civil Engineers260$28.17$21.67$23.91$27.60$31.07$36.88
Central13-1031Claims Adjusters Examiners and Investigators50$24.42$15.85$18.19$22.48$29.98$37.07
Central53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment50$8.98$7.87$8.29$9.01$9.90$11.23
Central27-2022Coaches and Scouts60note1*****
Central49-9091Coin Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers*$15.81$12.95$14.09$16.02$17.75$18.79
Central35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food430$8.51$7.77$8.12$8.70$9.28$9.76
Central53-2012Commercial Pilots20note1*****
Central21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations600$17.61$10.79$14.04$17.28$20.99$24.30
Central13-1141Compensation Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists50$21.19$14.28$16.60$19.85$24.38$29.07
Central13-1041Compliance Officers330$21.50$16.38$18.62$21.07$23.64$27.68
Central15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations410$26.17$16.83$20.35$24.76$28.63$35.04
Central49-2011Computer Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers30$19.47$13.86$17.03$20.58$22.42$23.53
Central15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists40$22.42$18.76$20.36$22.30$24.63$24.78
Central15-1131Computer Programmers40$23.34$18.75$19.59$22.02$25.33$31.90
Central15-1121Computer Systems Analysts60$26.92$22.60$24.59$25.23$28.20$33.12
Central15-1151Computer User Support Specialists50$17.18$13.82$15.20$16.85$18.43$21.03
Central19-1031Conservation Scientists80$27.04$18.59$21.12$25.66$32.16$38.99
Central47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors20$20.74$16.93$19.44$20.07$23.14$24.14
Central47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations1,410$15.45$10.26$12.23$14.44$17.70$22.30
Central47-2061Construction Laborers90$11.96$9.02$10.20$11.31$13.22$15.07
Central49-9012Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Except Mechanical Door50$31.12$21.69$25.05$27.94$33.43$50.83
Central53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders100$14.51$10.69$12.23$14.25$16.97$18.71
Central35-2011Cooks Fast Food220$8.95$7.83$8.26$9.00$9.92$11.13
Central35-2012Cooks Institution and Cafeteria350$11.08$8.82$9.94$10.92$11.92$14.10
Central35-2014Cooks Restaurant210$10.91$9.37$10.04$10.88$11.73$13.39
Central35-2015Cooks Short Order80$9.00$7.88$8.33$9.07$9.96$11.11
Central33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers90$16.13$13.58$14.18$15.07$18.96$21.28
Central13-1051Cost Estimators20$17.98$13.27$15.31$17.67$20.86$23.30
Central41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks60$12.69$8.06$8.71$9.92$19.97$22.55
Central35-3022Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop80$9.10$7.89$8.36$9.14$10.24$11.29
Central43-4031Court Municipal and License Clerks90$13.59$10.37$11.16$12.89$14.29$19.45
Central51-9021Crushing Grinding and Polishing Machine Setters Operators and Tenders10$14.50$10.30$11.25$13.75$17.54$20.66
Central25-4012Curators20$22.49$14.33$17.62$20.78$27.22$33.04
Central43-4051Customer Service Representatives170$12.57$8.32$9.43$11.47$14.82$19.40
Central31-9091Dental Assistants70$12.58$9.84$10.69$12.14$14.06$17.22
Central29-2021Dental Hygienists30$28.24$24.84$26.05$27.77$29.79$33.95
Central29-1021Dentists General20$97.29$41.43$75.57$92.59$92.97$93.20
Central33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators20$31.46$21.91$24.09$27.95$42.24$47.87
Central35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers120$8.64$7.80$8.17$8.80$9.42$10.46
Central35-9021Dishwashers120$8.42$7.74$8.08$8.64$9.21$9.59
Central43-5032Dispatchers Except Police Fire and Ambulance30$15.62$10.63$13.03$16.28$18.06$19.17
Central53-3031Driver/Sales Workers50$15.23$10.83$12.35$15.07$17.87$20.41
Central27-3041Editors30$19.46$16.09$17.27$18.90$21.38$23.62
Central25-0000Education Training and Library Occupations2,400$15.95$9.88$12.24$15.97$18.83$22.42
Central11-9032Education Administrators Elementary and Secondary School60note1*****
Central21-1012Education Guidance School and Vocation Counselors50$19.34$14.62$16.35$18.30$21.96$26.91
Central49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment30$18.13$10.88$12.22$14.66$17.85$41.21
Central49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers110$26.49$18.99$22.52$26.06$28.92$39.06
Central47-2111Electricians130$20.13$15.02$16.20$18.18$21.56$27.21
Central17-2072Electronics Engineers Except Computer*$32.59$29.75$31.00$33.02$35.06$36.27
Central25-2021Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education520note1*****
Central43-4061Eligibility Interviewers Government Programs70$15.21$11.78$13.10$15.16$17.37$18.06
Central11-9161Emergency Management Directors40$19.35$15.50$16.82$18.53$20.96$24.43
Central29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics200$13.46$10.80$12.10$13.36$14.61$16.74
Central17-3029Engineering Technicians Except Drafters All Other10$29.08$15.47$27.61$31.06$32.16$35.00
Central19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health50$24.82$18.97$21.68$24.77$26.77$29.14
Central53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators30$13.95$10.28$11.07$12.72$15.09$20.72
Central43-6011Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants300$16.19$12.78$14.64$16.23$18.04$19.47
Central51-9041Extruding Forming Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters Operators and Tenders70$13.51$10.50$11.89$13.49$14.88$17.09
Central29-1062Family and General Practitioners40$96.10$56.31$78.30$89.92$92.92$93.23
Central49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics150$17.91$12.76$14.28$17.91$21.44$23.39
Central45-0000Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations260$12.86$10.00$10.81$12.34$14.41$17.02
Central45-2092Farmworkers and Laborers Crop Nursery and Greenhouse10$11.73$8.65$10.26$12.20$13.56$14.38
Central45-2093Farmworkers Farm and Ranch Animals30$13.76$10.79$12.27$13.65$15.09$17.43
Central11-3031Financial Managers70$50.55$34.68$37.91$43.20$53.64$70.92
Central47-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers70$25.03$19.55$21.79$25.06$28.25$30.55
Central35-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers140$15.01$12.41$13.38$15.00$16.88$18.06
Central37-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers40$16.46$12.95$14.29$15.98$18.40$21.63
Central37-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers10$19.20$13.54$15.59$19.24$22.58$26.16
Central49-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics Installers and Repairers60$28.78$20.68$23.93$27.95$33.30$39.58
Central41-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers30$40.98$26.19$30.20$41.61$52.46$57.45
Central43-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers110$19.84$14.29$16.61$19.59$22.61$24.81
Central39-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers20$15.75$12.80$14.04$15.89$17.56$18.56
Central33-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives20$30.89$20.63$23.02$29.51$36.41$46.46
Central51-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers70$23.69$17.59$19.89$22.31$27.27$33.70
Central41-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers210$19.72$12.96$15.06$18.35$22.82$29.11
Central53-1031First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle20$24.40$19.86$22.63$25.57$27.90$29.31
Central33-3031Fish and Game Wardens30$16.68$13.36$15.48$16.58$18.51$19.75
Central39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors20$12.25$10.07$10.63$11.57$13.56$15.98
Central27-1023Floral Designers*$11.82$10.05$10.59$11.52$13.16$14.50
Central51-3092Food Batchmakers20$10.79$8.28$9.12$10.63$12.76$14.12
Central35-0000Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations3,190$9.43$7.86$8.34$9.13$10.49$11.82
Central35-2021Food Preparation Workers430$8.97$7.80$8.24$8.96$9.90$11.23
Central35-3041Food Servers Nonrestaurant10$9.25$7.96$8.49$9.38$10.39$11.25
Central11-9051Food Service Managers30$23.69$18.70$20.71$23.34$27.08$29.46
Central19-4093Forest and Conservation Technicians40$16.03$11.81$12.89$14.36$19.81$21.72
Central45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers60$13.22$10.18$11.09$12.78$15.19$17.44
Central19-1032Foresters10$19.66$16.05$16.78$19.14$22.13$22.21
Central39-4021Funeral Attendants20$10.43$9.53$9.96$10.60$11.26$11.65
Central39-3012Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners40$11.99$10.04$10.54$11.38$12.75$15.67
Central43-3041Gaming Cage Workers60$10.41$8.08$8.90$10.53$11.80$13.43
Central41-2012Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers*$10.95$8.51$9.46$10.97$12.42$14.17
Central11-9071Gaming Managers10$32.03$25.39$30.54$33.23$35.68$37.15
Central39-1011Gaming Supervisors10$18.77$15.91$16.90$18.53$20.88$22.66
Central33-9031Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators10$12.90$10.24$11.01$12.45$14.37$15.80
Central11-1021General and Operations Managers310$45.95$32.38$36.47$43.87$52.04$59.10
Central45-2041Graders and Sorters Agricultural Products110$11.82$9.93$10.55$11.58$13.24$14.30
Central27-1024Graphic Designers40$14.57$12.24$12.91$14.03$15.05$18.65
Central39-5012Hairdressers Hairstylists and Cosmetologists80$13.47$10.23$11.31$13.22$15.00$17.62
Central21-1091Health Educators*$21.06$19.11$19.95$21.29$22.64$23.44
Central29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1,900$27.21$13.13$16.26$21.81$28.58$46.07
Central21-1022Healthcare Social Workers40$17.62$13.04$14.33$16.91$20.33$23.72
Central31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations1,140$11.13$8.63$9.89$10.94$12.03$14.19
Central49-9021Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers*$17.61$12.41$13.30$14.77$21.98$26.66
Central47-3012Helpers--Carpenters70$8.76$7.72$8.12$8.79$9.45$10.96
Central47-3013Helpers--Electricians*$11.69$9.89$10.39$11.22$12.52$14.55
Central47-3015Helpers--Pipelayers Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters30$11.56$9.90$10.31$10.98$11.67$15.97
Central47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers240$13.83$11.01$12.23$13.84$15.37$17.05
Central31-1011Home Health Aides40$11.81$9.86$10.49$11.54$13.25$14.41
Central35-9031Hosts and Hostesses Restaurant Lounge and Coffee Shop30$9.03$7.78$8.24$9.02$10.26$11.30
Central43-4081Hotel Motel and Resort Desk Clerks290$9.17$7.96$8.40$9.15$10.18$11.49
Central13-1071Human Resources Specialists30$21.78$15.22$17.43$20.77$25.12$28.78
Central49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics50$23.15$13.48$15.29$18.42$28.92$39.07
Central53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators30$14.51$12.15$13.06$14.37$15.69$18.20
Central43-4199Information and Record Clerks All Other20$17.69$12.30$14.28$17.00$21.44$22.97
Central49-0000Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations1,390$19.42$12.40$14.01$17.61$23.08$29.29
Central25-9031Instructional Coordinators20$27.04$17.36$19.58$23.78$33.85$43.20
Central43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks100$12.09$8.65$10.12$12.23$14.11$15.36
Central41-3021Insurance Sales Agents180$24.38$14.90$17.15$22.04$29.24$39.14
Central43-4111Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan40$13.07$10.57$11.85$13.15$14.37$15.15
Central37-2011Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners660$10.52$8.11$8.92$10.27$11.93$14.02
Central23-1023Judges Magistrate Judges and Magistrates20note1*****
Central25-2012Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education70note1*****
Central53-7062Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand590$10.38$8.22$9.15$10.49$11.59$12.75
Central37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers260$11.41$9.07$10.14$11.22$12.79$14.35
Central51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers90$9.72$8.07$8.66$9.63$10.98$11.95
Central23-1011Lawyers120$33.81$23.22$26.62$32.05$38.34$44.51
Central23-0000Legal Occupations190$32.29$20.64$24.29$29.99$38.40$48.63
Central43-6012Legal Secretaries110$15.18$12.54$13.25$14.43$16.64$19.23
Central11-1031Legislators90note1*****
Central25-4021Librarians90$15.01$11.68$12.73$14.09$16.82$20.86
Central25-4031Library Technicians60$10.14$8.17$8.91$10.11$11.37$12.24
Central29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses220$16.55$12.87$14.57$16.62$18.47$20.61
Central19-0000Life Physical and Social Science Occupations370$24.14$14.35$18.93$23.34$27.89$35.14
Central43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks170$15.35$12.56$13.49$15.02$17.19$18.71
Central13-2072Loan Officers140$28.44$20.83$23.12$27.42$33.46$38.49
Central11-9081Lodging Managers30$25.69$21.57$24.14$26.14$28.30$29.61
Central51-4041Machinists10$15.99$12.57$13.38$14.73$18.96$21.75
Central37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners530$9.33$7.90$8.42$9.29$10.58$11.54
Central49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers General250$15.16$12.00$13.07$14.73$17.34$18.94
Central13-1111Management Analysts190$29.11$18.69$21.49$26.55$33.45$42.03
Central11-0000Management Occupations1,170$35.64$16.82$23.96$33.28$43.17$54.84
Central11-9199Managers All Other50$36.19$24.46$27.99$34.62$41.90$52.49
Central13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists20$24.95$16.76$19.04$24.88$27.55$35.09
Central51-3022Meat Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers110$12.01$9.69$10.55$11.80$13.64$14.96
Central29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians30$18.03$13.51$15.56$18.06$21.03$22.47
Central29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists50$22.59$16.47$18.50$21.58$25.86$32.30
Central11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers70$33.31$25.22$27.68$32.04$37.51$44.95
Central31-9092Medical Assistants50$12.60$9.95$10.89$12.38$14.12$15.61
Central49-9062Medical Equipment Repairers*$18.46$15.72$16.59$18.04$20.47$22.65
Central29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians80$16.40$11.88$13.29$15.43$19.30$22.44
Central31-9094Medical Transcriptionists50$14.18$11.93$12.76$14.00$15.49$17.64
Central13-1121Meeting Convention and Event Planners40$14.35$12.47$13.03$13.94$14.85$17.29
Central21-1014Mental Health Counselors20$23.15$17.78$20.01$23.21$26.85$28.94
Central25-2022Middle School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed 200note1*****
Central49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Except Engines10$23.12$20.12$21.16$22.89$24.22$27.88
Central39-4031Morticians Undertakers and Funeral Directors20$22.53$17.38$19.73$22.38$26.02$28.36
Central11-9121Natural Sciences Managers20$36.62$28.70$29.19$35.52$42.01$48.45
Central15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators140$25.23$19.08$21.78$25.52$28.61$30.54
Central29-1171Nurse Practitioners20$43.81$34.28$38.45$43.20$48.93$56.55
Central31-1014Nursing Assistants810$10.61$8.50$9.79$10.70$11.61$12.93
Central43-0000Office and Administrative Support Occupations4,950$12.89$8.70$10.17$12.21$14.79$18.24
Central43-9061Office Clerks General290$10.47$8.09$8.83$10.26$11.90$13.58
Central47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators120$18.35$13.79$15.72$17.82$21.04$24.05
Central29-2081Opticians Dispensing20$14.15$12.18$12.84$13.93$15.05$17.41
Central51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders140$12.35$9.88$10.67$12.01$14.12$15.39
Central53-7064Packers and Packagers Hand100$8.96$7.81$8.21$8.87$9.51$11.49
Central47-2141Painters Construction and Maintenance20$12.32$10.20$11.00$12.40$13.79$14.63
Central23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants30$21.82$14.21$16.57$22.55$25.90$29.02
Central41-2022Parts Salespersons120$15.38$11.15$12.89$14.64$17.62$21.47
Central43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks20$14.99$12.46$13.28$14.65$16.71$18.72
Central39-9021Personal and Home Care Aides190$9.78$7.95$8.60$9.68$11.08$12.24
Central39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations1,020$11.26$8.08$9.00$10.69$13.06$15.55
Central37-3012Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation130$13.98$11.28$12.47$13.71$14.97$17.67
Central29-1051Pharmacists50$51.07$36.95$47.48$52.57$57.32$61.18
Central29-2052Pharmacy Technicians90$13.42$10.94$12.32$13.40$14.58$15.45
Central51-9151Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators20$9.33$7.84$8.27$9.00$10.29$12.57
Central31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants20$15.94$12.65$13.64$15.20$17.96$20.80
Central29-1123Physical Therapists30$34.91$27.23$31.17$34.97$39.64$44.10
Central29-1071Physician Assistants60$43.49$31.89$34.80$42.39$51.23$59.05
Central29-1069Physicians and Surgeons All Other20$85.97$64.27$69.70$79.72$92.53$95.31
Central47-2152Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters50$20.64$13.93$15.99$18.52$26.23$28.28
Central33-3051Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers240$17.82$13.56$16.22$16.46$18.99$21.87
Central43-5031Police Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers20$14.08$12.47$13.21$13.83$15.06$16.19
Central43-5051Postal Service Clerks20$26.12$23.99$26.21$27.25$27.26$27.26
Central43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers110$23.04$19.57$19.97$21.81$27.23$27.89
Central43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters Processors and Processing Machine Operators60$15.36$9.70$10.39$11.87$19.96$26.56
Central11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents60$25.29$17.26$20.63$25.57$28.05$34.80
Central51-8012Power Distributors and Dispatchers20$39.52$32.33$36.23$42.26$42.27$42.27
Central25-2011Preschool Teachers Except Special Education80$14.45$11.72$12.76$14.05$15.76$18.29
Central51-5112Printing Press Operators40$15.30$12.42$13.00$14.23$16.42$18.59
Central21-1092Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists30$19.26$16.36$17.16$18.99$21.30$22.13
Central43-3061Procurement Clerks10$17.69$15.19$15.19$15.20$23.61$23.62
Central51-0000Production Occupations1,380$13.83$9.61$10.82$12.76$15.12$19.16
Central11-9141Property Real Estate and Community Association Managers60$15.86$12.84$13.66$15.08$16.96$18.37
Central33-0000Protective Service Occupations570$16.67$10.00$12.91$16.27$18.85$23.20
Central33-9099Protective Service Workers All Other10$13.56$11.22$11.23$11.48$12.25$15.39
Central27-3031Public Relations Specialists80$22.30$15.91$18.30$21.52$24.72$32.70
Central13-1023Purchasing Agents Except Wholesale Retail and Farm Products40$20.63$15.95$17.22$20.72$23.26$26.20
Central29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians60$21.99$16.41$19.19$21.90$25.19$28.19
Central41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents20$20.79$15.98$17.39$19.20$20.95$28.15
Central43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks310$11.13$9.29$10.26$11.07$11.98$13.66
Central39-9032Recreation Workers70$12.40$9.29$10.51$12.26$14.26$16.39
Central53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors*$11.21$9.54$10.05$10.92$11.79$14.29
Central29-1141Registered Nurses710$24.38$19.53$21.12$23.62$27.56$30.33
Central21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors50$19.31$12.73$14.86$19.97$22.75$26.43
Central27-3022Reporters and Correspondents50$12.63$10.22$11.08$12.70$14.15$15.03
Central39-9041Residential Advisors130$11.03$8.22$9.16$10.77$12.88$14.67
Central29-1126Respiratory Therapists20$27.74$19.08$24.56$28.56$32.51$35.21
Central41-2031Retail Salespersons1,050$13.00$8.10$8.80$10.28$14.76$25.09
Central47-2181Roofers10$13.33$10.38$11.72$13.32$14.71$16.78
Central41-0000Sales and Related Occupations3,700$14.73$8.14$8.86$10.67$18.55$27.11
Central41-9099Sales and Related Workers All Other50$11.43$8.13$8.78$9.98$13.83$17.95
Central11-2022Sales Managers10$51.64$37.44$42.20$50.18$57.55$79.21
Central41-4012Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Except Technical and Scientific Produc300$28.07$17.54$20.40$23.72$31.16$50.08
Central41-4011Sales Representatives Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical and Scientific Products140$27.29$18.73$20.89$23.96$29.42$38.10
Central25-2031Sec School Teachers Ex Spec and Career/Tech Ed430note1*****
Central43-6014Secretaries Except Legal Medical and Executive630$11.94$9.84$10.56$11.76$13.28$14.68
Central41-3031Securities Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents10note1*****
Central33-9032Security Guards80$10.61$8.08$9.03$10.32$11.35$12.48
Central25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers*$15.46$11.70$13.14$15.05$17.18$18.54
Central51-9012Separating Filtering Clarifying Precipitating and Still Machine Setters Operators an*$11.36$10.10$10.54$11.26$11.98$13.21
Central53-6031Service Station Attendants30$10.49$8.23$9.12$10.59$11.92$13.24
Central43-5071Shipping Receiving and Traffic Clerks20$13.33$9.74$11.58$13.48$15.21$17.31
Central39-1012Slot Key Persons10$18.48$15.87$16.79$18.34$20.17$22.10
Central11-9151Social and Community Service Managers20$31.12$24.70$26.71$29.34$34.72$38.88
Central21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants100$11.42$8.98$9.37$10.53$12.18$14.57
Central15-1132Software Developers Applications20$52.92$30.29$36.76$43.35$55.61$92.53
Central19-1013Soil and Plant Scientists30$29.28$20.91$23.58$28.71$34.26$39.90
Central25-2052Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School70note1*****
Central25-2053Special Education Teachers Middle School*note1*****
Central25-2054Special Education Teachers Secondary School40note1*****
Central29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists20$20.96$15.85$16.93$18.73$23.36$30.66
Central43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers450$9.47$7.91$8.37$9.11$10.38$12.47
Central21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors90$17.00$12.79$14.03$15.76$19.26$23.36
Central25-3098Substitute Teachers160$12.01$10.15$10.72$11.69$13.26$14.57
Central29-2055Surgical Technologists10$16.79$14.04$15.60$16.90$18.20$18.99
Central17-1022Surveyors10$23.54$17.70$18.72$23.10$26.17$32.93
Central13-2081Tax Examiners Collectors and Revenue Agents30$21.07$15.98$19.02$22.06$23.44$24.77
Central53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs40$10.99$8.82$10.03$11.01$12.02$13.75
Central25-9041Teacher Assistants460note1*****
Central49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers80$24.78$14.22$19.45$24.70$31.57$34.89
Central49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers50$20.97$14.24$16.86$20.68$24.75$28.91
Central43-3071Tellers230$11.59$9.72$10.40$11.47$12.95$14.34
Central49-3093Tire Repairers and Changers50$11.26$8.18$8.94$10.33$13.00$17.28
Central00-0000Total all occupations32,490$16.28$8.62$10.21$13.48$19.08$27.28
Central39-7011Tour Guides and Escorts*$12.55$8.74$11.92$13.04$14.09$14.72
Central13-1151Training and Development Specialists20$24.16$13.85$16.94$18.13$33.23$38.25
Central53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2,360$13.75$8.95$10.52$12.65$15.72$19.90
Central53-6051Transportation Inspectors20$20.56$15.61$17.14$19.74$21.86$23.19
Central53-3032Truck Drivers Heavy and Tractor-Trailer760$16.50$12.41$13.48$15.34$18.51$23.15
Central53-3033Truck Drivers Light or Delivery Services*$17.20$10.19$11.20$14.56$20.39$32.89
Central19-3051Urban and Regional Planners30$22.43$18.98$20.45$22.13$24.63$25.36
Central29-1131Veterinarians30$34.76$25.98$29.06$33.72$37.74$48.61
Central31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers50$9.43$7.98$8.60$9.59$10.68$11.38
Central29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians20$14.70$12.58$13.12$14.01$14.91$15.64
Central25-1194Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary40$24.79$13.80$23.46$26.28$29.11$33.47
Central35-3031Waiters and Waitresses620$8.57$7.75$8.12$8.73$9.35$10.31
Central51-8031Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators90$18.78$13.80$15.83$18.15$21.75$25.33
Central43-5111Weighers Measurers Checkers and Samplers Recordkeeping20$13.22$11.86$12.51$13.39$14.26$14.78
Central51-4121Welders Cutters Solderers and Brazers110$13.34$10.11$11.23$13.10$14.92$17.59
Central19-1023Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists20$24.53$17.61$20.49$22.13$27.64$34.05

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 2012 South Dakota Occupational Worker and Wage estimates

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