Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2012 Annual Summary

Government Industry Group

The Government industry group contains information on Federal, State and Local Governments. Tribal governments are included in local government. A 2001 change in federal law required Indian tribes to be classified similarly to state and local governments.

South Dakota Covered Workers and Pay
Government Industry Group
2012
Industry Group, Industry and Subsector
Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Government 2,444 71,334 $37,589
  Federal Government 777 11,449 $58,300
   Federal Government 777 11,449 $58,300
  State Government 818 14,494 $43,506
   State Government Education 22 5,560 $48,033
   State Government, excluding Education 796 8,934 $40,689
  Local Government* 849 45,391 $30,475
   Local Government Education 218 24,130 $31,098
   Local Government, excluding Education and Local Tribal
     Government
548 13,442 $29,394
   Local Tribal Government excluding education 51 5,808 $29,608
  Local Tribal Government Education 32 2,011 $32,737

*Tribal government included in local government.
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Federal Government

The number of Federal Government workers decreased during 2012 by 80 workers (0.7 percent), for an employment level of 11,449. The average annual pay for federal government employees decreased by $454 (0.8 percent), which brings the average pay to $58,300, compared to $58,754 in 2011.

The Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) subsector experienced an increase of 5 workers (3.7 percent) in 2012. (3.7 percent). The annual pay decreased from $22,677 in 2011 to $20,973 (7.5 percent) in 2012.

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) experienced an increase of 19 workers (0.9 percent). The annual pay for this subsector decreased by 0.9 percent from $47,786 in 2012 compared to $48,211 in 2011.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector employment level remained relatively stable, with annual pay increasing $1,525 (6.1 percent) for a total of $26,616 in 2012.

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) increased annual pay slightly for a total of $59,921 in 2012. The employee levels showed a decrease of five workers (2.1 percent).

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) had a loss of 5 workers (2.1 percent), with an annual pay decreased of $2,069 (2.7 percent).

Educational Services (NAICS 61) increased workers by 4.6 percent (24 workers). The annual pay decreased over the year to $49,270 (5.3 percent) in 2012.

Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) experienced a decrease of 1.8 percent in annual pay for a 2012 level of $61,885 compared to $63,021 in 2011. The Health Care and Social Assistance subsector showed added 33 workers (1.0 percent).

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) added five workers (1.5 percent). The annual pay increased by $832 (2.1 percent) for a total 2012 average annual pay of $40,409.

The Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) sector lost seven workers (24.1 percent) and increased the annual pay by $959 (10.6 percent), for total average annual pay of $9,999 in 2012.

The Other Services (except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) subsector experienced a decrease in annual pay of $2,744 (6.5 percent) in 2012. The worker level remained stable at 20 during 2012.

Public Administration (NAICS 92). This sector lost 150 workers (3.3 percent). The annual pay increased to $63,621 (0.9 percent) in 2012, compared to $63,049 in 2011.

Other industries within federal government continue to be hindered by budget restraints, which contribute to the slow decline in workers over the years. Federal agencies are typically not filling positions as current employees leave or retire.

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in 2011 and 2012

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State Government

State Government increased workers in 2012, gaining 60 employees (0.4 percent) over the year. Annual pay also increased by 5.6 percent, bringing the 2012 average annual to $43,506.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11) sector had a loss of three workers (20.0 percent) and a decrease of $657 (3.0 percent) in annual pay. The 2012 annual pay was $21,292 compared to $21,949 in 2011.

The Construction (NAICS 23) sector decreased by seven workers (0.9 percent) but did increase annual pay by $2,127 (5.6 percent) for a 2012 annual pay of $40,271.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector lost four workers (2.6 percent) but increased annual pay by $2,929 (7.1 percent) for a 2012 average of $43,932.

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) sector employment level remained stable with 497 workers. The annual pay increased by $3,595 (7.4 percent) for an average salary of $52,156 in 2012.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) worker level remained stable but did increase annual pay by $2,349 (7.0 percent).

Educational Services (NAICS 61) sector increased by 49 workers (0.9 percent) and increased annual pay by $1,842 (4.0 percent) for a 2012 annual pay of $48,033.The continued increases in this sector can be attributed to the growth of South Dakota's university curriculum and research activities.

The Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) sector gained 34 workers (1.8 percent) and increased annual pay by $2,447 (7.0 percent) for a 2012 annual pay of $37,269.

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) gained seven workers (1.9 percent) and increased annual pay by $994 (3.8 percent).

The Public Administration (NAICS 92) sector decreased by 17 workers (0.3 percent), with annual pay increasing by $2,719 (6.9 percent) for a 2012 average annual pay of $42,003.

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Local Government

Establishments within Local Government include tribal, city and county governments, which includes all related school districts. Tribal government includes school district, as well as motels and casinos. Overall for 2012, worker levels decreased by 510 workers (1.1 percent) and annual pay rose by $452 (1.5 percent).

Utilities (NAICS 22) employment was unchanged at 244 workers and annual pay increased by $1,219 (3.0 percent).

Construction (NAICS 23) had a decrease in annual pay of $816 (8.2 percent), with worker levels remaining relatively stable.

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33) employment remained unchanged at 28 workers and annual pay increased by $1,285 (3.6 percent).

Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) had a rise of $276 (1.4 percent) in annual pay and a small decrease of four workers (4.7 percent).

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) decreased by four workers (5.4 percent), with annual pay increasing by $572 (3.0 percent).

Information (NAICS 51) had a 17.3 percent increase in employment and a decrease of $3,669 (11.5 percent) in annual pay. The decreased in annual pay was related to decreased pay in the Telecommunications subsector.

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) employment remained stable, with annual pay increasing by $725 (2.4 percent).

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) increased by 25 workers (5.2 percent), with annual pay increasing by $1,615 (5.3 percent) to a 2012 level of $31,898.

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) held steady in employment, while annual pay increased by $1,703 (4.2 percent) to $41,944 in 2012.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) employment levels remained stable, with annual pay decreasing by $317 (1.7 percent). The majority of this loss was centered in the Administrative and Support Services subsector, among businesses providing services to building and dwellings.

Education Services (NAICS 61) declined by 317 workers (1.3 percent) with annual pay increasing by 1.0 percent for a 2012 average of $31,098. The majority of establishments within local government are owned by public school districts.

The Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) sector added 31 workers (1.9 percent) in 2012. The annual pay for this sector continued to rise in 2012 with an increase of $417 (1.5 percent). Annual pay for 2012 was $28,704 compared to $28,287 in 2011.

The Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) sector had a small decrease in the number of workers, dropping by four workers (0.3 percent). However, annual pay increased by $1,064 (4.5 percent) to $24,648 during 2012.

Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) had a minimal gain of five workers (1.4 percent) and a decrease of $455 (2.0 percent) in annual pay.

Other Services (except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) added four workers (44.4 percent), as well as experiencing a large decrease in annual pay of $3,062 (15.8 percent) for a 2012 average of $16,282. The majority of this decrease occurred within the Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations subsector.

Public Administration (NAICS 92) lost 253 workers (1.5 percent) a 2012 average of 16,832 workers. Annual pay increased by 2.1 percent to $30,315. Losses were felt in Executive, Legislative and Other General Government and Support and also within Administration of Environmental Quality Programs.

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in Local Government in 2011 and 2012

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
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