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Legislator Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst South Dakota areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,490
25th Percentile Wage
$40,560
50th Percentile Wage
$43,940
75th Percentile Wage
$47,320
90th Percentile Wage
$49,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201543,9409.31%16.86%
201439,8505.37%-
201337,7103.13%-
201236,530--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of South Dakota ranges from $19,220 to $52,710. The highest paying area for legislators in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $52,710. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $44,190). The lowest paying area is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $19,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$52,710
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$44,190
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$38,510
Sioux Falls
$38,390
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$37,860
Sioux City
$19,220



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