Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2012 Annual Summary by Establishment Size

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 2012, the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 77.5 percent of all establishments.

Number of Establishments by Esatblishment Size in 2012

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 20.0 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2012. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

South Dakota Distribution of Employees by Establishment Size

Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Industry Group
2012
Industry Group 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 698 88 41 6 3 0 0
Workers 2,337 1,134 1,130 422 448 0 0
Annual Pay $35,802 $33,301 $37,258 $38,598 $54,184 $0 $0
Construction
Establishments 3,429 301 146 38 7 0 0
Workers 8,214 3,935 4,328 2,516 1,139 0 0
Annual Pay $31,503 $40,390 $47,403 $51,986 $44,294 $0 $0
Manufacturing
Establishments 634 167 135 80 67 19 10
Workers 2,052 2,275 4,180 5,708 10,561 6,208 10,191
Annual Pay $35,075 $40,874 $41,034 $41,034 $42,327 $45,017 $43,119
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 5,978 1,198 651 158 65 18 4
Workers 18,773 15,944 19,074 10,785 9,417 5,750 2,293
Annual Pay $34,351 $31,538 $38,637 $36,676 $30,059 $23,310 $28,553
Information
Establishments 437 67 45 16 7 * *
Workers 1,072 907 1,446 1,121 844 * *
Annual Pay $43,537 $36,640 $39,446 $38,583 $49,907 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 2,747 260 117 30 19 9 6
Workers 6,997 3,418 3,445 2,068 2,941 3,491 5,870
Annual Pay $40,318 $46,783 $59,019 $54,397 $52,749 $41,275 $46,566
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 4,139 320 175 42 39 6 *
Workers 8,341 4,210 5,148 2,942 5,341 1,914 *
Annual Pay $45,576 $50,603 $42,312 $44,408 $44,175 $55,333 *
Education & Health Services
Establishments 1,776 436 270 127 82 14 6
Workers 5,639 5,917 8,237 8,513 12,427 4,930 16,326
Annual Pay $35,419 $38,830 $37,836 $32,045 $42,764 $44,478 53,017
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 1,885 637 554 129 29 0 0
Workers 6,837 8,687 16,112 8,663 3,763 0 0
Annual Pay $12,238 $12,524 $13,133 $15,543 $16,632 $0 $0
Other Services
Establishments 2,031 179 49 10 3 0 0
Workers 5,432 2,345 1,473 669 513 0 0
Annual Pay $26,680 $27,300 $28,948 $31,242 $11,182 $0 $0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 23,754 3,653 2,183 636 321 69 28
Workers 65,694 48,772 64,572 43,407 47,393 23,347 35,954
Annual Pay $33,436 $32,832 $34,068 $34,363 $38,777 $39,961 $46,980

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
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