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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,840
25th Percentile Wage
$60,650
50th Percentile Wage
$71,700
75th Percentile Wage
$83,750
90th Percentile Wage
$100,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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 $100,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,700
0.96% 7.14%
2016
$71,010
2.83% -
2015
$69,000
2.88% -
2014
$67,010
0.98% -
2013
$66,350
-0.35% -
2012
$66,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of South Dakota ranges from $70,540 to $76,460. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $76,460. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux City (mean annual salary $71,520). The lowest paying area is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$76,460
Sioux City
$71,520
Sioux Falls
$70,960
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$70,540




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