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Long-touted for its outstanding workforce, South Dakota continues to provide its companies with educated, available employees. Our state's economy is driven by the traditional industries of agriculture, financial services, and manufacturing, but gaining momentum are the professional and technical services industries, knowledge-based industries such as biotech, and business processes.
South Dakota = More Money in Your Pocket
Find out what the median annual wage is for your occupation in every state. More importantly find out how much purchasing power you would have after federal and state taxes are withheld form your paycheck.
South Dakota ranks 12th in the nation for Per Capita Personal Income at $44,217. The national average is $41,560.
2011 Per Capita Income Growth
South Dakota 11.8% (largest growth in the country)
U.S. average 4.4%
South Dakota ranks 10th in the nation for Per Capita Disposable Income at $41,133. The national average is $37,078.
2011 Per Capita Disposable Income Growth
South Dakota 11.3% (largest growth in the country)
U.S. Average 3.2%
No Personal Income Tax
No Corporate Income Tax
Average South Dakota Wages by Level of Education Typically Required for Entry*:
Associate Degree - $58,601
Bachelor's Degree - $55,269
Master's Degree - $53,786
*Learn more about these wage and earnings calculations here.
View a full listing of South Dakota occupations and corresponding wage estimates here.
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