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Veterinarians Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,670
25th Percentile Wage
$60,910
50th Percentile Wage
$76,220
75th Percentile Wage
$93,820
90th Percentile Wage
$112,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,220
3.92% 13.66%
2016
$73,230
-6.86% -
2015
$78,250
3.78% -
2014
$75,290
1.57% -
2013
$74,110
11.20% -
2012
$65,810
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of South Dakota ranges from $61,410 to $87,090. The highest paying area for veterinarians in South Dakota is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $87,090. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $84,090). The lowest paying area is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $61,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$87,090
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$84,090
Sioux City
$79,600
Sioux Falls
$77,980
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$72,380
Rapid City
$61,410




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