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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Dakota

The top 200 highest paying jobs in South Dakota (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in South Dakota are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in South Dakota is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $203,190. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $198,900). The salary and the employment information in South Dakota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Dakota

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$203,190
490
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$198,900
30
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$185,680
330
4 Chief Executives
$182,540
520
5 General Dentists
$135,290
270
6 Marketing Managers
$123,610
70
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$123,200
210
8 Financial Managers
$121,700
650
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$119,380
110
10 Sales Managers
$117,880
310
11 Pharmacists
$117,690
1,250
12 Purchasing Managers
$116,430
50
13 Sales Engineers
$111,370
130
14 General and Operations Managers
$110,150
3,700
15 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$106,660
40
16 Other Physical Scientists
$102,970
40
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$100,120
80
18 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,050
770
19 Nurse Practitioners
$99,430
470
20 Physician Assistants
$98,310
590
21 Other Psychologists
$97,250
40
22 Optometrists
$95,730
130
23 Computer Network Architects
$95,600
320
24 All Other Managers
$95,440
340
25 Industrial Production Managers
$95,140
390
26 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$95,050
220
27 Construction Managers
$93,690
240
28 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$93,440
30
29 Environmental Engineers
$92,270
80
30 Human Resources Managers
$90,620
250
31 Funeral Service Managers
$89,810
30
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$89,020
50
33 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$88,760
40
34 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$88,610
40
35 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$88,470
30
36 Information Security Analysts
$87,930
230
37 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$87,740
510
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,320
160
39 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$86,190
150
40 Systems Software Developers
$84,780
650
41 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$83,980
60
42 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$83,850
110
43 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$82,440
30
44 Financial Examiners
$81,810
100
45 Administrative Services Managers
$80,620
360
46 Other Computer Occupations
$79,380
180
47 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$79,000
150
48 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,650
120
49 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$77,680
520
50 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$77,670
600
51 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$77,250
100
52 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$77,150
30
53 Locomotive Engineers
$76,960
180
54 Lawyers
$76,870
870
55 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$76,400
80
56 Radiation Therapists
$76,240
30
57 Veterinarians
$76,220
230
58 Air Traffic Controllers
$76,200
70
59 Industrial Engineers
$76,120
480
60 Electrical Engineers
$76,110
340
61 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$75,300
30
62 Computer Hardware Engineers
$75,130
40
63 Insurance Underwriters
$74,910
320
64 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$74,900
40
65 Physical Therapists
$74,860
800
66 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$74,570
100
67 Chiropractors
$74,120
130
68 Applications Software Developers
$74,030
980
69 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$73,700
850
70 Civil Engineers
$73,420
1,070
71 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$73,000
270
72 Geographers
$72,730
40
73 Computer Systems Analysts
$72,380
730
74 Other Education Administrators
$72,270
70
75 Other Social Workers
$72,250
90
76 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$72,070
40
77 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$72,030
220
78 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$71,910
1,380
79 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$71,710
140
80 Mechanical Engineers
$71,700
510
81 Personal Financial Advisors
$71,600
380
82 Power Plant Operators
$71,590
40
83 Hydrologists
$71,110
30
84 Database Administrators
$70,820
160
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$70,130
890
86 Logisticians
$69,340
110
87 Operations Research Analysts
$68,490
30
88 Social and Community Service Managers
$68,150
280
89 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$67,970
80
90 Financial Analysts
$67,890
540
91 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$67,580
240
92 Gaming Managers
$67,540
30
93 Management Analysts
$67,500
2,530
94 Other Financial Specialists
$67,150
70
95 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$66,570
110
96 Other Business Operations Specialists
$66,240
670
97 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,240
90
98 Surveyors
$65,640
140
99 Occupational Therapists
$65,360
410
100 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$64,750
130
101 Other Biological Scientists
$64,690
100
102 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$64,490
90
103 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$63,800
70
104 Audiologists
$63,800
30
105 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$63,440
60
106 Dental Hygienists
$63,240
680
107 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$63,140
50
108 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$63,030
210
109 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,960
300
110 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,880
170
111 Postsecondary History Teachers
$62,790
50
112 Landscape Architects
$62,640
110
113 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,290
40
114 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$61,680
100
115 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$61,680
150
116 Accountants and Auditors
$61,520
4,410
117 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,400
200
118 Conservation Scientists
$61,360
290
119 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$61,280
1,200
120 Commercial Pilots
$61,150
390
121 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,550
80
122 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$60,430
440
123 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,340
1,640
124 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$60,290
150
125 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$60,230
150
126 Loan Officers
$60,180
1,570
127 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$60,120
40
128 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$59,920
400
129 Budget Analysts
$59,840
140
130 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$59,780
170
131 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$59,740
50
132 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$59,730
50
133 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$59,670
330
134 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$59,510
60
135 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$59,480
70
136 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$59,350
720
137 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$59,240
30
138 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$58,690
260
139 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$58,570
50
140 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$58,490
70
141 Chemists
$58,480
130
142 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$58,340
1,330
143 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$58,280
620
144 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$57,970
150
145 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$57,940
200
146 Instructional Coordinators
$57,750
400
147 Speech-Language Pathologists
$57,690
390
148 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$57,640
1,220
149 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$57,600
150
150 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$57,180
5,210
151 Credit Analysts
$56,950
340
152 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$56,520
120
153 Soil and Plant Scientists
$56,320
510
154 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,710
690
155 Producers and Directors
$55,710
140
156 Registered Nurses
$55,660
12,530
157 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$55,530
80
158 Court Reporters
$55,030
50
159 Other Engineering Technicians
$55,000
80
160 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$54,790
210
161 Compliance Officers
$54,620
970
162 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$54,440
160
163 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$54,360
200
164 Real Estate Sales Agents
$54,350
340
165 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$54,180
190
166 Web Developers
$53,860
340
167 Millwrights
$53,410
120
168 Computer Programmers
$53,320
640
169 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$53,210
320
170 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$52,780
200
171 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$52,310
170
172 Forensic Science Technicians
$52,220
40
173 Cost Estimators
$52,080
830
174 Lodging Managers
$52,050
240
175 Agricultural Engineers
$51,800
40
176 Other Teachers and Instructors
$51,740
0
177 Food Service Managers
$51,540
880
178 Urban and Regional Planners
$51,500
220
179 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$51,470
760
180 Other Construction and Related Workers
$51,300
100
181 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$51,260
340
182 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$51,230
600
183 Food Scientists and Technologists
$51,030
80
184 Animal Scientists
$50,980
60
185 Respiratory Therapists
$50,890
350
186 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$50,530
790
187 Foresters
$50,450
110
188 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$50,420
70
189 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$50,320
490
190 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$50,170
330
191 Human Resources Specialists
$49,960
960
192 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$49,940
250
193 Radiologic Technologists
$49,510
860
194 Chefs and Head Cooks
$49,180
90
195 Microbiologists
$48,930
60
196 Crane and Tower Operators
$48,770
50
197 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$48,580
200
198 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$48,510
130
199 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
$48,480
90
200 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$48,220
50

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