Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2010 Annual Summary

Establishment size data provides a comparison of the number of small and large businesses in South Dakota. The average number of workers at the worksite location determines establishment size. A worksite is generally defined as a single physical location at which predominantly one type of economic activity is conducted.

Chart A displays the number of South Dakota establishments by establishment size. This chart shows small businesses are predominate in South Dakota. During 2010, the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 77.6 percent of all establishments.

number of establishments by establishment size in 2010


The distribution of employees by establishment size shows a different picture than the distribution of establishments. Smaller businesses have a much smaller slice of the pie. Chart B indicates that smaller businesses (less than 10 workers) employed only 20.5 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2010. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

Pie chart showing distribution of employees by establishment size in 2010

Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Industry Group
2010
Industry Group 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 596 81 38 10 * 0 0
Workers 2,018 1,060 1,017 711 * 0 0
Annual Pay 31,746 32,149 33,810 38,255 * 0 0
Construction
Establishments
3,413
296
151
40
7
0
0
Workers
8,038
3,849
4,353
2,772
1,099
0
0
Annual Pay
29,986
37,411
45,549
48,738
43,686
0
0
Manufacturing
Establishments 682 163 136 78 60 15 8
Workers 2,248 2,231 4,131 5,372 9,523 5,054 8,402
Annual Pay 29,617 35,953 39,135 39,350 42,217 41,516 40,819
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 6,006 1,185 613 148 59 19 4
Workers 18,673 15,776 18,206 10,188 8,354 6,031 2,339
Annual Pay 31,509 30,216 34,812 34,015 28,980 21,797 27,733
Information
Establishments 419 62 42 17 6 * *
Workers 1,126 868 1,320 1,163 895 * *
Annual Pay 39,798 35,840 35,660 39,406 42,501 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 2,716 253 114 25 19 9 7
Workers 6,920 3,362 3,343 1,710 2,881 3,648 6,536
Annual Pay 38,057 43,598 51,497 49,105 50,426 38,179 43,048
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 3,871 315 183 48 21 6 *
Workers 8,221 4,083 5,430 3,452 3,004 1,934 *
Annual Pay 42,111 43,243 42,198 39,924 35,597 64,704 *
Education & Health Services
Establishments 1,722 417 272 119 88 13 6
Workers 5,570 5,592 8,245 7,956 13,025 4,614 14,375
Annual Pay 34,471 36,470 35,199 30,524 44,455 36,094 47,627
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 1,862 663 533 120 28 0 0
Workers 6,701 9,159 15,525 7,980 3,635 0 0
Annual Pay 11,740 12,023 12,575 14,878 16,938 0 0
Other Services
Establishments 1,993 166 47 11 4 0 0
Workers 5,407 2,177 1,407 664 628 0 0
Annual Pay 25,566 25,499 30,298 25,231 9,317 0 0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 23,280 3,601 2,129 616 293 64 28
   Workers 64,923 48,157 62,977 41,968 43,192 21,883 33,633
   Annual Pay 31,165 30,292 31,830 32,553 37,908 36,408 43,004

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184