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South Dakota Jobs

The estimated total employment in South Dakota is 395,960 people with an average annual salary of 32,770.

Since 2001, the number of jobs in South Dakota has increaded by 9%. The nominal average pay for those jobs has increaded by 22%.

Employment Statistics

Size


Jobs by YearAnnual Change
2001361,870N/A
2002364,0000.59%
2003354,450-2.69%
2004368,1003.71%
2005389,4005.47%
2006381,230-2.1%
2007389,4002.14%
2008395,9601.68%
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Pay


Salary by YearAnnual Change
2001$26,890N/A
2002$27,6802.85%
2003$27,620-0.22%
2004$28,7704%
2005$31,5408.78%
2006$30,460-3.42%
2007$31,5403.55%
2008$32,7703.9%
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Recent Job Data

Major Occupations


OccupationEmployeesAnnual Pay
Office and administrative support occupations69,930$26,240
Sales and related occupations43,730$30,590
Food preparation and serving related occupations38,560$17,940
Production occupations30,580$27,980
Transportation and material moving occupations29,930$27,390
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations24,620$57,270
Education, training, and library occupations22,820$36,790
Construction and extraction occupations22,160$31,860
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations15,910$21,090
Business and financial operations occupations15,370$51,570
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations15,360$36,650
Personal care and service occupations11,520$20,940
Management occupations10,850$79,890
Healthcare support occupations10,380$23,990
Computer and mathematical science occupations6,250$53,430
Protective service occupations6,020$32,690
Community and social services occupations5,340$34,640
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations5,340$32,170
Architecture and engineering occupations4,270$53,660
Life, physical, and social science occupations3,990$47,910
Legal occupations1,640$59,350
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,410$25,040

Top Paying Occupations (more than 1,000 employed)


OccupationEmployeesAnnual Pay
General and operations managers2,680$103,490
Pharmacists1,070$91,560
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products1,770$67,870
Management analysts1,740$65,160
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,030$56,980
Registered nurses10,010$52,600
Accountants and auditors3,810$51,990
Network and computer systems administrators1,300$51,890
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers1,470$51,520
Loan officers1,520$51,240