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Registered Nurses Salary Information in South Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of South Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses 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 Registered Nurses in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,440
25th Percentile Wage
$46,100
50th Percentile Wage
$54,380
75th Percentile Wage
$63,980
90th Percentile Wage
$75,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.92
25th Percentile Wage
$22.17
50th Percentile Wage
$26.14
75th Percentile Wage
$30.76
90th Percentile Wage
$36.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.49. The median hourly salary is $26.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.92.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,3801.77%7.28%
201553,4202.49%-
201452,0902.13%-
201350,9801.10%-
201250,420--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of South Dakota ranges from $50,090 to $58,080. The highest paying area for registered nurses in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $58,080. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,480). The lowest paying area is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$58,080
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$56,480
Sioux Falls
$54,380
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$51,230
Sioux City
$50,490
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$50,090



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