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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, South Dakota MSA

Sioux Falls is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in South Dakota.

Occupational divisions in Sioux Falls:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 310 $29.04 $29.19 $60,710 2.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $23.04 $24.39 $50,740 2.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 50 $21.93 $23.14 $48,130 2.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 260 $31.25 $31.41 $65,340 1.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 40 $23.36 $24.60 $51,180 2.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 90 $34.23 $31.88 $66,310 2.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 160 $21.67 $22.91 $47,660 3.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 150 $24.03 $25.83 $53,730 2.8%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 110 $11.65 $13.10 $27,240 6.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 110 $24.50 $25.83 $53,740 2.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 110 $23.37 $24.87 $51,730 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $23.06 $24.36 $50,670 2.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 250 $14.36 $14.82 $30,820 1.8%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators (*) $9.40 $11.34 $23,580 9.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,460 $33.48 $33.99 $70,710 1.6%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 250 $22.40 $23.82 $49,550 2.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 280 $15.78 $17.97 $37,390 3.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 760 $15.39 $17.10 $35,570 1.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 90 $15.29 $17.20 $35,780 6.0%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $13.59 $13.89 $28,890 1.4%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (*) $24.00 $22.58 $46,970 19.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $14.67 $15.46 $32,150 1.1%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 90 $12.47 $13.15 $27,350 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 330 $14.87 $16.45 $34,220 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 100 $16.87 $17.67 $36,760 1.8%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 160 $13.92 $15.44 $32,120 1.4%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 150 $18.98 $20.21 $42,040 5.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 420 $15.90 $17.44 $36,270 1.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 150 $21.19 $22.27 $46,320 3.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 80 $22.26 $22.63 $47,070 1.7%
    22127 Computer Engineers 60 $21.62 $23.15 $48,160 4.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $22.68 $23.26 $48,380 2.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 70 $21.13 $21.86 $45,460 1.9%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 70 $14.11 $15.20 $31,620 3.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 140 $12.52 $13.03 $27,100 3.0%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $14.31 $14.97 $31,140 1.0%
    22514 Drafters 120 $12.63 $12.93 $26,890 0.8%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $11.78 $11.74 $24,420 2.9%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 70 $19.36 $20.26 $42,140 3.1%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 320 $23.96 $26.34 $54,790 3.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 370 $18.25 $18.92 $39,350 1.1%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 40 $26.90 $26.88 $55,910 4.0%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 220 $14.29 $15.24 $31,700 1.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 300 $12.46 $13.06 $27,170 1.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 170 $9.26 $9.26 $19,270 1.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 110 $8.17 $9.10 $18,920 2.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 140 $6.85 $8.15 $16,960 5.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 180 $23.57 $28.34 $58,940 6.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 120 $13.05 $13.29 $27,640 3.5%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $29,830 7.7%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $22,260 15.2%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $22,880 11.2%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $30,110 6.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 150 $8.32 $8.73 $18,150 4.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 140 $13.65 $17.19 $35,760 2.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 180 $11.29 $12.11 $25,200 12.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 200 $9.19 $9.91 $20,610 3.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 50 $16.30 $17.19 $35,750 1.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $10.46 $11.36 $23,640 3.4%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 110 $16.16 $16.31 $33,930 2.0%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 500 $58.37 $44.99** $93,580** 12.4%
    32105 Dentists 40 $55.36 $48.17** $100,190** 16.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $19.65 $20.25 $42,110 1.9%
    32308 Physical Therapists 150 $23.93 $25.05 $52,090 4.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 70 $16.55 $17.31 $36,010 1.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,830 $18.26 $19.02 $39,560 1.9%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 600 $11.70 $12.09 $25,150 1.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 50 $30.61 $29.49 $61,340 5.5%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 70 $9.82 $10.16 $21,130 4.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 170 $26.78 $26.98 $56,110 4.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 160 $10.29 $10.32 $21,470 1.1%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.66 $17.98 $37,400 4.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 220 $16.83 $16.38 $34,070 1.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $10.93 $11.16 $23,200 1.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 170 $17.72 $17.10 $35,560 8.6%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 240 $14.35 $15.00 $31,210 1.5%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 110 $14.76 $15.11 $31,440 1.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $10.03 $10.29 $21,400 5.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 120 $16.19 $17.82 $37,070 6.7%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 100 $16.62 $17.44 $36,270 5.3%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 220 $11.67 $13.34 $27,750 4.9%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $10.91 $11.66 $24,260 2.1%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 120 $10.24 $11.27 $23,440 9.6%
    34023 Photographers 50 $9.41 $11.06 $23,000 5.6%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture 30 $7.83 $8.50 $17,690 4.6%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $9.55 $9.86 $20,500 4.8%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 100 $13.01 $14.16 $29,460 4.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 80 $9.61 $11.18 $23,250 1.8%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 150 $7.68 $7.79 $16,210 2.2%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $17,170 3.9%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 330 $12.85 $12.96 $26,960 2.0%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,360 $15.43 $17.08 $35,520 1.6%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 360 $25.50 $29.48 $61,320 7.0%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $9.29 $10.90 $22,670 8.1%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $17.17 $16.31 $33,920 3.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 270 $36.15 $37.19** $77,350** 11.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 290 $14.61 $16.18 $33,660 2.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 90 $9.66 $9.64 $20,050 4.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 130 $15.52 $16.66 $34,660 3.8%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 700 $21.77 $23.40 $48,670 4.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,470 $16.73 $18.00 $37,450 2.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,200 $8.01 $9.88 $20,550 5.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 390 $10.66 $11.22 $23,340 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $7.72 $7.93 $16,490 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,140 $6.64 $7.11 $14,800 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 2,500 $7.08 $7.20 $14,980 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 460 $7.99 $8.47 $17,620 2.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers (*) $9.77 $11.21 $23,320 2.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,180 $14.49 $15.52 $32,290 1.8%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 470 $8.02 $8.41 $17,490 2.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks (*) $9.37 $9.09 $18,910 2.0%
    53117 Credit Checkers 340 $8.42 $10.05 $20,910 2.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 340 $9.34 $9.44 $19,620 1.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 2,270 $11.03 $11.49 $23,900 1.0%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 70 $12.48 $12.86 $26,750 3.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $18.01 $17.99 $37,420 3.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 190 $10.34 $10.12 $21,040 1.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 120 $10.74 $11.38 $23,680 3.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 1,470 $10.99 $11.67 $24,260 6.1%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $7.67 $7.70 $16,020 2.7%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 60 $14.39 $13.08 $27,200 3.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 300 $7.34 $7.25 $15,080 1.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 80 $8.09 $8.46 $17,610 1.3%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 130 $11.75 $12.19 $25,340 3.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 170 $11.00 $10.98 $22,840 1.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,590 $9.75 $10.00 $20,810 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 130 $9.93 $10.84 $22,540 2.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,060 $8.21 $8.29 $17,240 0.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $9.82 $10.15 $21,120 0.9%
    55321 File Clerks 150 $8.96 $10.08 $20,970 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 700 $9.41 $9.35 $19,450 0.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $9.19 $9.32 $19,400 0.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 300 $7.88 $8.21 $17,080 1.7%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 80 $11.61 $12.00 $24,970 2.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,890 $9.52 $9.47 $19,700 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $9.94 $9.84 $20,470 0.7%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 370 $10.33 $10.19 $21,190 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,450 $8.04 $8.47 $17,610 0.8%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 160 $9.67 $10.10 $21,010 0.9%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 460 $9.11 $9.77 $20,320 8.8%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 70 $8.44 $9.67 $20,100 1.7%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 290 $9.43 $9.57 $19,900 5.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $11.92 $12.93 $26,880 1.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $11.22 $12.06 $25,080 0.9%
    58011 Transportation Agents 30 $10.98 $11.18 $23,260 5.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 250 $10.10 $10.28 $21,380 0.7%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 120 $8.99 $8.86 $18,440 1.6%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $11.28 $12.08 $25,120 1.6%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 50 $19.96 $20.53 $42,710 3.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 60 $10.56 $10.42 $21,680 2.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 600 $10.35 $10.99 $22,860 2.0%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 230 $8.93 $9.09 $18,900 1.7%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 230 $6.37 $6.49 $13,510 2.7%
    65005 Bartenders 490 $6.42 $6.59 $13,710 2.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 $5.77 $5.65 $11,750 1.5%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $6.36 $6.60 $13,730 4.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $8.67 $8.13 $16,920 2.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 120 $7.94 $8.00 $16,650 2.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.43 $10.26 $21,340 2.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $7.83 $7.82 $16,270 1.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 340 $8.85 $8.85 $18,400 1.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $6.46 $6.59 $13,710 2.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 140 $7.50 $7.43 $15,460 2.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,380 $6.94 $6.99 $14,550 1.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,680 $6.02 $6.20 $12,900 1.9%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 150 $10.75 $10.87 $22,600 2.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 230 $9.53 $9.44 $19,630 4.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,610 $7.98 $8.13 $16,910 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 190 $7.72 $7.91 $16,460 2.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 130 $10.13 $10.29 $21,390 3.0%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $6.92 $7.05 $14,660 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,850 $7.67 $7.81 $16,250 1.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 50 $10.13 $10.29 $21,410 1.3%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $9.27 $9.43 $19,620 5.9%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $7.64 $7.62 $15,840 4.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $7.20 $7.52 $15,650 2.8%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $6.55 $6.69 $13,910 3.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 720 $7.15 $7.14 $14,850 1.9%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $11.54 $11.92 $24,800 1.7%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 100 $7.83 $7.93 $16,490 2.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 570 $7.78 $8.19 $17,030 1.1%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $7.63 $7.67 $15,940 3.8%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $18.00 $18.58 $38,650 1.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 350 $16.30 $16.67 $34,670 1.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 530 $14.82 $15.64 $32,520 0.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $15.85 $16.84 $35,020 2.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $13.26 $14.36 $29,860 3.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 30 $16.36 $17.72 $36,850 1.8%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $10.05 $10.13 $21,060 1.0%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 230 $12.52 $12.82 $26,660 0.7%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 30 $12.31 $13.46 $28,000 2.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 710 $9.67 $9.79 $20,360 1.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 530 $10.90 $11.81 $24,570 6.5%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $12.16 $12.69 $26,400 4.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 $11.61 $12.15 $25,260 1.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $12.51 $12.86 $26,740 0.9%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics (*) $12.35 $12.18 $25,330 4.6%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 60 $19.26 $18.21 $37,880 5.0%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 40 $9.48 $9.57 $19,910 2.8%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $13.91 $14.72 $30,610 2.6%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $18.90 $20.45 $42,530 3.3%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone 30 $20.44 $19.46 $40,480 3.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $13.35 $13.28 $27,620 2.0%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers 50 $14.95 $15.37 $31,970 5.2%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 170 $15.63 $17.87 $37,180 13.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $10.75 $10.51 $21,860 5.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.51 $9.27 $19,270 8.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $10.37 $11.51 $23,950 1.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 850 $11.94 $11.92 $24,800 2.4%
    87108 Drywall Installers 50 $11.14 $12.35 $25,690 7.4%
    87111 Tapers (*) $14.94 $15.11 $31,420 2.9%
    87202 Electricians 460 $13.68 $13.95 $29,020 4.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 40 $14.56 $14.33 $29,810 4.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 330 $11.02 $11.29 $23,490 2.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 180 $10.97 $11.06 $23,010 1.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $14.03 $14.10 $29,330 2.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 40 $14.95 $14.03 $29,190 2.9%
    87602 Carpet Installers 50 $12.87 $13.31 $27,690 2.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $13.85 $13.89 $28,890 1.7%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $9.61 $9.91 $20,610 2.6%
    87808 Roofers 70 $10.27 $10.78 $22,420 6.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 30 $10.40 $11.57 $24,060 5.2%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 110 $12.16 $12.32 $25,630 1.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $9.70 $10.42 $21,660 6.5%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 90 $9.35 $9.50 $19,760 1.2%
    89914 Precision Photographic Process Workers 60 $11.95 $11.72 $24,370 1.5%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.10 $10.13 $21,080 1.1%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.38 $11.66 $24,250 2.2%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $10.00 $10.10 $21,000 1.4%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.42 $9.33 $19,400 1.9%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.42 $9.24 $19,230 1.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $13.37 $13.46 $28,010 2.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $11.98 $12.24 $25,460 2.1%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.49 $9.79 $20,360 3.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $7.35 $7.57 $15,750 2.0%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $8.10 $8.46 $17,600 1.8%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.17 $9.81 $20,410 1.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $10.78 $12.64 $26,300 2.0%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.71 $9.76 $20,290 1.1%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $10.76 $10.39 $21,610 1.1%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.70 $10.45 $21,740 1.0%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93902 Machine Assemblers 30 $10.33 $10.81 $22,480 2.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 300 $11.11 $11.02 $22,910 1.7%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $8.13 $8.10 $16,850 2.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,020 $8.62 $8.54 $17,760 0.9%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 2,320 $12.48 $13.53 $28,150 4.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 950 $9.54 $10.99 $22,870 4.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 170 $9.45 $9.92 $20,640 8.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $12.90 $12.30 $25,590 2.2%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 60 * * $36,730 2.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 70 $6.90 $6.97 $14,490 5.8%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $7.58 $7.63 $15,880 1.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $12.01 $12.59 $26,190 1.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $12.77 $13.00 $27,030 2.1%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $13.68 $14.15 $29,420 3.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $10.29 $10.16 $21,140 0.9%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $9.10 $9.17 $19,080 4.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 100 $11.68 $12.21 $25,400 1.3%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 160 $6.46 $6.92 $14,400 3.6%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 60 $9.04 $8.93 $18,580 2.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 220 $8.69 $8.60 $17,890 2.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 80 $9.36 $9.17 $19,080 3.6%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $7.96 $8.01 $16,660 3.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $8.54 $8.76 $18,220 2.5%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 50 $8.81 $8.54 $17,750 4.9%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 270 $8.64 $8.63 $17,950 2.2%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $7.38 $8.37 $17,400 2.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,510 $8.00 $8.14 $16,920 0.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 950 $7.08 $7.31 $15,200 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 450 $6.78 $7.10 $14,760 2.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 460 $8.23 $8.08 $16,810 2.3%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. 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.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for South Dakota

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001