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Locomotive Engineer Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for locomotive engineers in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of locomotive engineers amongst South Dakota metropolitan 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 Locomotive Engineers in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,040
25th Percentile Wage
$46,160
50th Percentile Wage
$52,820
75th Percentile Wage
$59,380
90th Percentile Wage
$63,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for locomotive engineers in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.21
25th Percentile Wage
$22.19
50th Percentile Wage
$25.39
75th Percentile Wage
$28.55
90th Percentile Wage
$30.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for locomotive engineers in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.65. The median hourly salary is $25.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.21.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201552,8202.06%-2.61%
201451,730-4.77%-
201354,200--



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