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South Dakota Salary Guide

  • Accountants (Wages $62,270)
  • Accountants and Auditors (Wages $62,270)
  • Acupuncturists (Wages $59,560)
  • Acute Care Nurses (Wages $57,510)
  • Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders (Wages $28,430)
  • Administrative Services Managers (Wages $80,670)
  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors (Wages $31,010)
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (Wages $57,510)
  • Advertising Sales Agents (Wages $44,750)
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (Wages $29,660)

South Dakota Salary Guide

We found 828 careers in South Dakota.

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What Are The Highest Paying Careers In South Dakota?

These are the highest paying jobs / occupations in South Dakota.
  • Chief Executives

What Are The Highest Paying Careers In South Dakota?

These are the highest paying jobs / occupations in South Dakota.

We found 550 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
Hourly
Annual
Typical Education
$100.00+
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree

What Are The Fastest Growing Careers In South Dakota?

These are the fastest growing careers / occupations in South Dakota .
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

What Are The Fastest Growing Careers In South Dakota?

These are the fastest growing careers / occupations in South Dakota .

We found 453 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
2016
2026
Percent Change
Typical Education
460
600
31%
Master's degree
250
320
30%
Doctoral or professional degree
340
440
29%
Associate's degree
1,170
1,510
29%
Bachelor's degree

What Careers Have Declining Employment In South Dakota?

These are the occupations expected to have the largest declining employment rate in South Dakota over a 10-year period.
  • Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Word Processors and Typists
  • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
  • Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

What Careers Have Declining Employment In South Dakota?

These are the occupations expected to have the largest declining employment rate in South Dakota over a 10-year period.

We found 76 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
2016
2026
Percent Change
Typical Education
100
100
-24%
High school diploma or equivalent
200
100
-23%
High school diploma or equivalent
100
N/A
-19%
High school diploma or equivalent
100
N/A
-17%
High school diploma or equivalent
100
100
-16%
High school diploma or equivalent

What Careers Have The Largest Employment In South Dakota

These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of employment in South Dakota over a 10-year period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings.
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

What Careers Have The Largest Employment In South Dakota

These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of employment in South Dakota over a 10-year period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings.

We found 529 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
2016 Employment
Typical Education
15,880
No formal educational credential
13,040
No formal educational credential
12,330
Bachelor's degree
10,810
Some college, no degree

What Careers Have The Most Openings In South Dakota?

These are the occupations expected to have the most openings in South Dakota over a 10-year period.
  • Cashiers
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

What Careers Have The Most Openings In South Dakota?

These are the occupations expected to have the most openings in South Dakota over a 10-year period.

We found 484 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
2016 Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings
Typical Education
13,040
2,470
No formal educational credential
15,880
2,460
No formal educational credential
9,480
2,050
No formal educational credential
7,220
1,460
No formal educational credential
9,670
1,380
No formal educational credential

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