Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,680
25th Percentile Wage
$26,480
50th Percentile Wage
$31,720
75th Percentile Wage
$36,240
90th Percentile Wage
$39,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,720
7.03% 9.90%
2016
$29,490
2.98% -
2015
$28,610
-6.12% -
2014
$30,360
4.81% -
2013
$28,900
1.11% -
2012
$28,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of South Dakota ranges from $26,410 to $33,280. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $33,280. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux Falls (mean annual salary $33,000). The lowest paying area is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $26,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$33,280
Sioux Falls
$33,000
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$30,420
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$27,240
Sioux City
$26,410




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