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South Dakota Salary Guide

  • Accountants and Auditors (Wages $63,430)
  • Actors (Wages N/A)
  • Acupuncturists (Wages $60,720)
  • Acute Care Nurses (Wages $58,670)
  • Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders (Wages $30,400)
  • Administrative Services Managers (Wages $80,710)
  • Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors (Wages $32,600)
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (Wages $58,670)
  • Advertising Sales Agents (Wages $43,980)
  • Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (Wages N/A)

South Dakota Salary Guide

We found 725 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.
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Chief Executives
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Nurse Anesthetists

What Are The Highest Paying Careers In South Dakota?

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

We found 539 growing occupations in South Dakota.

Career
Hourly
Annual
Typical Education
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
$100.00+
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
$90.59
$188,400
Master'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
  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Physician Assistants

What Are The Fastest Growing Careers In South Dakota?

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

We found 398 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
140
170
27%
Doctoral or professional degree
530
670
26%
Master'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 72 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 470 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
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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 431 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
7,220
1,460
No formal educational credential
9,670
1,380
No formal educational credential
10,810
1,180
Some college, no degree

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