May 2008 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 XLS files.

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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 34,620 $12.09 $14.48 $30,120 1.1 %
 
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 1,100 $27.93 $30.64 $63,720 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $18.64 $26.92 $55,990 12.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 220 $41.16 $43.50 $90,470 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $34,800 2.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 $25.09 $27.08 $56,320 1.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 $39.07 $41.75 $86,840 5.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $59,450 1.5 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 $33.07 $32.31 $67,210 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $21.62 $21.80 $45,350 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $40.38 $41.63 $86,580 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $22.93 $23.01 $47,860 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $13.27 $14.87 $30,920 8.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $23.31 $24.46 $50,880 2.3 %
 
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 1,050 $20.17 $21.73 $45,210 1.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $20.33 $21.63 $44,990 1.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $18.49 $18.97 $39,450 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $18.16 $18.77 $39,050 2.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $17.94 $18.05 $37,530 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $27.88 $29.04 $60,390 4.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $13.61 $13.87 $28,850 2.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 100 $26.23 $27.05 $56,260 1.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 280 $20.52 $21.63 $45,000 1.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $15.20 $16.27 $33,850 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $22.40 $23.48 $48,840 4.9 %
 
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 230 $21.05 $21.82 $45,380 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $15.20 $15.57 $32,400 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.42 $21.79 $45,310 2.4 %
 
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 $20.91 $22.67 $47,160 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $27.38 $27.32 $56,830 1.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $16.89 $16.47 $34,270 2.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $25.46 $22.89 $47,610 1.6 %
 
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 680 $17.67 $19.45 $40,460 1.1 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 30 $24.39 $25.22 $52,460 1.8 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $28.21 $27.56 $57,330 1.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 60 $25.54 $26.32 $54,750 1.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $14.32 $14.93 $31,050 1.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $11.61 $11.97 $24,900 2.6 %
 
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 780 $14.99 $15.64 $32,520 1.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $15.23 $15.31 $31,840 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $17.03 $17.63 $36,660 1.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $15.12 $15.54 $32,330 1.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $12.47 $13.86 $28,820 2.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $15.05 $15.91 $33,090 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $10.80 $12.33 $25,650 1.7 %
 
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 $24.64 $29.50 $61,360 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $39.42 $40.54 $84,330 6.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $17.77 $18.06 $37,560 3.1 %
 
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 3,730 $16.27 $16.95 $35,250 1.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $63,650 16.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $57,560 12.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $12.24 $12.73 $26,480 1.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $35,350 1.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 700 (4) (4) $37,020 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (4) (4) $37,130 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $37,240 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $38,020 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $35,320 1.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $34,570 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $34,880 1.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 80 $12.34 $13.13 $27,320 5.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 90 (4) (4) $55,550 1.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $15.68 $16.31 $33,930 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $10.45 $10.44 $21,710 1.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 780 (4) (4) $21,590 1.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $16.54 $16.21 $33,730 2.6 %
 
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 440 $12.87 $14.65 $30,480 3.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $28,220 2.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $11.39 $12.33 $25,650 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $16.13 $18.33 $38,130 8.9 %
 
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 1,710 $22.39 $26.15 $54,390 3.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $46.33 $46.09 $95,860 2.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 30 (5) $100.30 $208,630 16.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $33.59 $36.35 $75,610 10.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 620 $24.99 $25.98 $54,050 1.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $33.48 $32.78 $68,190 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $22.95 $23.03 $47,900 7.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $25.14 $24.64 $51,250 3.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $19.44 $19.41 $40,370 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 30 $27.62 $26.23 $54,570 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $21.72 $21.43 $44,570 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $11.37 $11.52 $23,960 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $13.60 $14.12 $29,380 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $15.60 $15.68 $32,620 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $16.22 $16.50 $34,310 1.7 %
 
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 $10.38 $11.06 $23,000 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 460 $9.85 $10.00 $20,810 1.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $13.66 $13.44 $27,950 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $11.33 $11.33 $23,580 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $12.59 $12.59 $26,190 2.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $17.13 $17.10 $35,570 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 920 $12.99 $13.98 $29,080 1.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $23.20 $24.18 $50,290 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 150 $12.39 $12.94 $26,920 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $17.71 $18.94 $39,400 1.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $14.73 $15.26 $31,740 1.5 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $10.74 $11.09 $23,060 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $10.36 $10.40 $21,630 1.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $15.06 $17.67 $36,760 1.9 %
 
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 4,180 $7.96 $8.68 $18,060 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 180 $13.76 $13.67 $28,440 2.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 100 $7.98 $8.15 $16,950 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $10.71 $11.41 $23,740 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $9.73 $10.17 $21,160 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $8.63 $8.69 $18,070 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $7.96 $8.18 $17,020 1.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $8.14 $8.33 $17,320 1.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 420 $7.50 $7.92 $16,470 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 360 $7.83 $8.06 $16,770 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 900 $7.32 $7.58 $15,770 1.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $7.85 $8.41 $17,490 4.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 $7.56 $7.75 $16,130 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $8.27 $8.34 $17,340 2.1 %
 
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 $9.27 $9.76 $20,310 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $16.14 $16.10 $33,500 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $9.71 $10.00 $20,800 1.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $8.39 $8.49 $17,660 1.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $9.28 $9.59 $19,940 3.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $9.15 $9.51 $19,770 6.2 %
 
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 1,390 $9.69 $10.39 $21,600 1.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $15.58 $15.65 $32,560 1.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $14.21 $14.47 $30,090 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $9.05 $9.14 $19,020 5.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 270 $11.64 $11.90 $24,750 1.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 60 $9.94 $10.23 $21,280 1.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $8.86 $9.20 $19,140 6.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 110 $9.28 $10.20 $21,220 5.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $7.93 $8.30 $17,270 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 60 $8.65 $8.54 $17,760 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $9.34 $10.75 $22,350 15.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $10.43 $10.61 $22,070 3.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 200 $9.55 $9.66 $20,100 2.4 %
 
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 2,970 $9.09 $12.26 $25,500 5.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 190 $15.68 $18.04 $37,520 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,230 $7.64 $7.91 $16,460 1.3 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 200 $9.71 $9.92 $20,640 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $7.31 $8.10 $16,840 8.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $11.66 $12.48 $25,960 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 680 $9.29 $11.18 $23,250 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $12.65 $13.49 $28,060 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $19.43 $23.04 $47,920 8.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $25.64 $36.79 $76,520 26.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 180 $17.60 $19.38 $40,320 7.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $15.20 $18.43 $38,330 7.3 %
 
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 5,700 $11.19 $11.76 $24,450 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 180 $17.12 $17.58 $36,560 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $12.25 $12.50 $26,010 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $9.90 $10.58 $22,010 3.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $11.82 $12.14 $25,260 1.3 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 250 $9.63 $9.99 $20,770 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $13.20 $13.41 $27,900 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.00 $14.43 $30,000 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $10.65 $10.38 $21,580 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $11.63 $11.93 $24,820 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $11.35 $12.02 $25,010 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $12.98 $13.34 $27,740 7.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $9.82 $9.55 $19,860 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $14.20 $14.29 $29,710 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $9.37 $10.18 $21,170 10.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $9.54 $9.76 $20,300 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $16.02 $16.13 $33,550 1.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $11.79 $12.05 $25,050 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $13.33 $12.53 $26,050 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.14 (c) $23.27 (c) $48,400 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 50 (c) $23.63 (c) $21.63 (c) $44,990 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $9.79 (c) $11.08 (c) $23,050 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 $10.96 $11.07 $23,030 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 370 $7.80 $8.51 $17,710 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $13.94 $14.13 $29,390 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $12.13 $12.84 $26,710 7.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 610 $10.84 $11.07 $23,020 1.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $11.63 $11.75 $24,440 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 330 $9.52 $10.28 $21,370 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 230 $11.26 $12.07 $25,110 5.3 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers (8) $11.27 $11.26 $23,420 3.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $16.46 $15.92 $33,110 5.2 %
 
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 2,280 $14.37 $15.34 $31,910 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $23.01 $23.41 $48,700 1.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.36 $18.07 $37,590 10.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $15.47 $16.21 $33,720 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $12.72 $13.02 $27,090 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 260 $10.52 $10.78 $22,410 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $15.90 $16.49 $34,290 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 $19.61 $19.58 $40,730 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $12.43 $13.42 $27,910 5.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $14.17 $14.28 $29,710 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $16.37 $17.63 $36,680 6.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $11.46 $11.64 $24,200 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $9.23 $9.41 $19,580 2.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $15.68 $16.02 $33,320 1.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 250 $12.27 $12.58 $26,160 2.0 %
 
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 1,150 $15.85 $17.51 $36,410 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $29.11 $28.89 $60,090 2.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $28.40 $27.60 $57,410 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $15.31 $16.08 $33,450 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 140 $14.66 $15.54 $32,330 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $15.67 $15.74 $32,730 1.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $11.41 $11.73 $24,400 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $18.63 $18.77 $39,030 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $13.28 $14.04 $29,210 1.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $20.13 $20.95 $43,570 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $22.34 $21.91 $45,580 6.3 %
 
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 950 $12.88 $13.97 $29,050 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 30 $25.51 $26.27 $54,650 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $11.50 $12.33 $25,650 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $15.68 $15.49 $32,210 2.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $8.43 $8.58 $17,850 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $12.92 $13.41 $27,890 15.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $13.24 $13.39 $27,850 7.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $14.79 $15.76 $32,780 5.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $15.27 $15.97 $33,220 3.9 %
 
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 2,110 $11.47 $12.12 $25,210 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $22.24 $22.86 $47,560 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 240 $11.71 $11.81 $24,560 1.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $13.36 $13.00 $27,030 12.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 620 $13.75 $14.28 $29,700 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 90 $10.43 $10.65 $22,140 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.69 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $17.20 $17.15 $35,680 2.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $10.83 $10.92 $22,710 8.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $15.07 $15.79 $32,840 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $13.71 $13.65 $28,390 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 $7.95 $8.16 $16,960 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 470 $9.03 $9.29 $19,330 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 70 $7.73 $8.17 $16,990 5.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $9.45 $10.32 $21,470 8.7 %

About May 2008 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) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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State estimates for South Dakota


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May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009