We combed through the data to identify the profession in South Dakota that will get you rich.
Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?
We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in South Dakota. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.
We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in South Dakota.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in South Dakota:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Mount Rushmore State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the South Dakota job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 537 job classifications in South Dakota in order to identify those that get paid the most.
Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂
We used the most recently released data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$276,430|
|4||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$258,280|
|7||Family And General Practitioners||$218,810|
|8||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$212,920|
|14||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$133,690|
|16||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$127,970|
|17||General And Operations Managers||$123,310|
|20||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$107,420|
|21||Natural Sciences Managers||$106,280|
|22||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$105,830|
|23||Medical And Health Services Managers||$105,820|
|24||Industrial Production Managers||$103,060|
|27||Physical Scientists, All Other||$100,000|
|30||Computer Network Architects||$99,050|
|32||Managers, All Other||$96,340|
|33||Human Resources Managers||$94,810|
|35||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$92,330|
|36||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,300|
|37||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$91,260|
|38||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$91,050|
|39||Software Developers, Systems Software||$89,370|
|40||Information Security Analysts||$89,200|
|41||Psychologists, All Other||$86,640|
|42||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$86,490|
|45||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$84,760|
|46||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,650|
|47||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$84,580|
|48||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,420|
|49||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,410|
|51||Personal Financial Advisors||$83,530|
|52||Administrative Services Managers||$83,530|
|53||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$82,470|
|55||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,560|
|57||Computer Occupations, All Other||$79,250|
|58||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$79,210|
|59||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$79,120|
|61||Air Traffic Controllers||$79,020|
|62||Operations Research Analysts||$78,970|
|63||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,910|
|64||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,780|
|67||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$77,090|
|68||Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,690|
|70||Software Developers, Applications||$76,050|
|71||Orthotists And Prosthetists||$75,980|
|72||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,960|
|74||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,770|
|76||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$74,900|
|77||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$74,810|
|79||Computer Systems Analysts||$74,440|
|80||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$74,170|
|82||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$73,580|
|85||Education Administrators, All Other||$73,170|
|86||First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers||$72,750|
|87||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$72,640|
|88||Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers||$72,610|
|89||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,570|
|90||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$72,020|
|91||Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||$71,660|
|92||Social And Community Service Managers||$71,480|
|93||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$70,700|
|94||Social Workers, All Other||$69,850|
|95||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$69,700|
|96||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$69,450|
|97||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,070|
|99||Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other||$67,580|
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