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Physician Assistant Salary Information in South Dakota

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$81,630
25th Percentile Wage
$88,600
50th Percentile Wage
$98,310
75th Percentile Wage
$112,110
90th Percentile Wage
$125,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $81,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$98,310
0.91% 11.34%
2016
$97,420
2.54% -
2015
$94,950
3.33% -
2014
$91,790
2.55% -
2013
$89,450
2.56% -
2012
$87,160
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of South Dakota ranges from $91,410 to $101,200. The highest paying area for physician assistants in South Dakota is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $101,200. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $99,840). The lowest paying area is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $91,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sioux City
$101,200
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$99,840
Rapid City
$99,340
Sioux Falls
$99,290
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$93,800
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$91,410




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