Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 35,170 $12.26 $14.74 $30,650 1.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,090 $28.74 $30.74 $63,930 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $17.58 $27.08 $56,330 11.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 210 $40.09 $41.21 $85,720 1.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 100 (4) (4) $35,320 2.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 $25.48 $27.06 $56,290 1.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 50 $39.19 $41.21 $85,720 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $61,550 2.4 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 $32.34 $32.93 $68,500 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $22.55 $22.63 $47,070 5.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $19.64 $20.23 $42,070 4.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $39.96 $40.89 $85,060 1.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $23.81 $22.62 $47,050 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $13.95 $15.82 $32,910 8.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $24.37 $25.60 $53,240 2.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,120 $20.76 $22.04 $45,840 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $20.07 $21.70 $45,140 1.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $18.02 $18.70 $38,890 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $18.43 $19.05 $39,630 2.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $18.03 $18.66 $38,820 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.55 $19.52 $40,600 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $26.37 $28.11 $58,460 4.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $12.95 $13.69 $28,480 4.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 100 $27.13 $28.02 $58,290 1.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 280 $21.53 $22.51 $46,830 1.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $15.51 $16.49 $34,290 2.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $22.87 $23.87 $49,660 4.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 250 $22.11 $23.01 $47,860 2.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $15.91 $16.21 $33,720 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $22.42 $23.12 $48,080 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $22.61 $22.56 $46,930 4.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 240 $22.96 $23.32 $48,510 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $27.14 $28.22 $58,690 2.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $16.66 $16.71 $34,760 2.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 720 $17.58 $19.57 $40,710 1.1 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 30 $25.41 $26.02 $54,110 1.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $27.13 $27.75 $57,710 1.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $25.06 $27.20 $56,580 1.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $14.79 $14.76 $30,700 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $11.91 $12.15 $25,280 3.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $14.79 $15.59 $32,420 2.1 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 860 $15.50 $16.09 $33,470 1.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $15.50 $15.64 $32,530 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $17.11 $17.50 $36,390 1.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $13.76 $14.08 $29,290 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $15.93 $16.76 $34,860 1.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $12.63 $13.94 $28,990 3.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $16.20 $16.38 $34,070 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $11.33 $12.88 $26,800 1.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 160 $25.97 $30.30 $63,020 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $40.47 $42.70 $88,820 5.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $18.50 $18.95 $39,420 3.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $15.48 $17.90 $37,230 10.4 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,860 $16.66 $17.29 $35,960 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $62,690 8.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,700 11.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $12.42 $13.12 $27,280 2.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $35,660 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 (4) (4) $38,260 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $38,140 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $38,290 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $38,600 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $36,040 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $36,590 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $38,470 2.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $12.97 $13.91 $28,930 6.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $12.79 $13.58 $28,250 5.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 90 (4) (4) $58,060 1.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $15.64 $16.31 $33,930 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $10.70 $10.60 $22,040 1.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $25.83 $26.37 $54,840 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 820 (4) (4) $21,860 2.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $16.29 $16.65 $34,630 2.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 330 $13.49 $15.05 $31,310 3.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $12.77 $12.94 $26,920 2.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $30,520 2.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.84 $11.31 $23,520 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.65 $20.59 $42,820 4.0 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,820 $22.43 $27.11 $56,390 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $45.50 $44.23 $92,000 2.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 30 (5) $88.74 $184,580 6.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.93 $36.46 $75,840 3.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 650 $25.49 $26.27 $54,640 1.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $37.56 $36.37 $75,640 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $22.60 $23.25 $48,350 5.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $25.33 $24.80 $51,580 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $22.00 $21.74 $45,210 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $11.55 $11.72 $24,370 2.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $13.23 $14.14 $29,410 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $16.09 $16.03 $33,350 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $16.75 $17.10 $35,570 1.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $13.14 $13.08 $27,210 3.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 750 $10.81 $11.24 $23,390 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 480 $10.21 $10.25 $21,320 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $13.24 $13.44 $27,960 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $11.60 $11.73 $24,400 2.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $17.26 $17.66 $36,740 1.9 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 950 $13.62 $14.30 $29,740 1.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.69 $23.72 $49,330 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 210 $12.80 $13.01 $27,070 2.9 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 30 $16.43 $16.70 $34,740 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $15.16 $15.48 $32,210 1.5 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $11.50 $11.63 $24,190 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 160 $10.17 $10.33 $21,500 1.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $14.80 $18.26 $37,970 2.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,240 $8.23 $8.84 $18,380 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 170 $13.89 $13.92 $28,950 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.96 $7.82 $16,270 6.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $10.85 $11.63 $24,180 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $9.77 $10.20 $21,220 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $8.46 $8.72 $18,150 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $8.12 $8.31 $17,290 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 410 $8.40 $8.49 $17,660 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 410 $7.65 $7.97 $16,580 4.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 390 $8.08 $8.23 $17,110 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 840 $7.49 $7.86 $16,340 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $8.60 $8.92 $18,550 7.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 $7.76 $7.94 $16,510 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $8.68 $8.64 $17,970 2.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,850 $9.44 $10.02 $20,830 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $16.38 $16.24 $33,780 2.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $9.92 $10.14 $21,080 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $8.43 $8.56 $17,810 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 $9.71 $10.30 $21,430 4.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $9.59 $10.04 $20,890 6.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,340 $9.83 $10.61 $22,060 1.2 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 60 $16.11 $16.22 $33,730 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $13.80 $14.27 $29,690 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.60 $8.73 $18,160 6.1 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 260 $12.32 $12.77 $26,570 1.9 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 50 $10.13 $10.27 $21,370 2.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $7.57 $7.95 $16,540 3.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 120 $9.40 $10.17 $21,160 5.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $7.94 $8.29 $17,250 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 80 $8.79 $8.66 $18,010 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $9.05 $9.14 $19,010 3.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $11.67 $12.25 $25,470 3.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 200 $10.16 $10.24 $21,300 2.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,310 $8.95 $11.78 $24,500 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 250 $15.39 $16.29 $33,880 3.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,330 $7.72 $7.97 $16,580 1.7 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 220 $10.10 $10.03 $20,870 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $7.58 $8.17 $16,990 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $10.90 $11.93 $24,820 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 860 $8.70 $10.23 $21,280 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.52 $14.68 $30,540 8.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $17.35 $20.92 $43,510 11.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $26.87 $39.10 $81,320 23.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 160 $16.69 $18.93 $39,380 6.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $16.37 $18.98 $39,470 8.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5,600 $11.38 $11.94 $24,830 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 160 $17.51 $17.46 $36,310 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 $10.27 $10.78 $22,430 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $12.23 $12.48 $25,950 1.5 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 220 $10.13 $10.24 $21,290 3.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $13.62 $13.66 $28,410 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 210 $10.51 $10.36 $21,540 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $11.89 $12.64 $26,300 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 240 $11.88 $12.32 $25,630 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $13.17 $13.32 $27,720 6.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $9.58 $9.53 $19,820 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $14.30 $14.37 $29,900 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $9.31 $9.91 $20,600 7.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $12.22 $12.78 $26,590 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $9.47 $9.74 $20,250 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $16.77 $16.92 $35,190 1.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.33 $12.49 $25,980 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $12.63 $12.45 $25,900 2.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.25 $24.42 $50,800 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 50 $22.63 $22.04 $45,840 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.74 $10.99 $22,850 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 60 $11.10 $11.23 $23,360 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 390 $8.23 $8.74 $18,180 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 240 $14.61 $14.82 $30,830 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $12.19 $12.89 $26,810 8.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 650 $10.86 $11.13 $23,160 1.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $11.80 $11.56 $24,040 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 330 $9.77 $10.60 $22,040 2.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 260 $11.54 $12.04 $25,040 3.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 80 $10.55 $10.66 $22,180 4.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.18 $10.94 $22,750 6.2 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 90 $11.32 $11.26 $23,420 3.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $15.91 $15.71 $32,670 5.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,140 $14.43 $15.40 $32,020 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $23.14 $23.49 $48,860 1.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $16.33 $17.24 $35,870 9.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 400 $14.71 $15.88 $33,030 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $13.39 $13.67 $28,430 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 210 $11.09 $11.19 $23,270 1.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $16.63 $17.31 $36,010 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 $21.30 $20.72 $43,100 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.82 $14.07 $29,270 6.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $14.44 $14.56 $30,280 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $17.52 $18.35 $38,170 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $11.71 $12.00 $24,970 5.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $8.80 $8.94 $18,600 4.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $12.56 $12.94 $26,910 2.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $15.89 $16.35 $34,020 8.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,120 $16.69 $18.08 $37,610 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $29.49 $28.96 $60,230 2.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $17.35 $18.58 $38,650 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 120 $14.69 $15.79 $32,850 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $16.53 $16.30 $33,900 2.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $22.34 $22.01 $45,790 6.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 350 $13.92 $14.62 $30,400 1.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.61 $22.74 $47,290 4.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $23.15 $22.84 $47,510 5.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,080 $13.44 $14.36 $29,870 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 50 $26.74 $27.14 $56,460 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 40 $11.28 $11.37 $23,650 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $12.03 $12.75 $26,520 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $14.31 $14.78 $30,750 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $8.48 $8.48 $17,630 2.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $14.13 $14.26 $29,670 7.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $15.54 $16.60 $34,520 4.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.80 $15.82 $32,910 4.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,050 $11.63 $12.37 $25,730 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $23.52 $23.33 $48,520 5.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 240 $11.80 $11.86 $24,660 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $16.71 $16.26 $33,820 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 530 $14.08 $14.73 $30,630 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 60 $9.61 $9.46 $19,680 3.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.78 $9.87 $20,530 2.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $17.59 $17.74 $36,900 2.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.56 $12.06 $25,090 8.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $15.69 $15.91 $33,090 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 50 $13.70 $13.64 $28,380 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 $8.53 $8.49 $17,670 2.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 540 $9.28 $9.51 $19,790 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 40 $8.67 $8.82 $18,340 5.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $9.23 $9.60 $19,970 7.0 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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South Dakota's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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