Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2015 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Public Administration Supersector

The Public Administration supersector contains information on federal, state and local governments. Tribal governments are now included in local government. A change in federal law requires Indian tribes to be classified similarly to state and local governments.

South Dakota Covered Workers and Pay
2015
Supersector, Sector and Subsector Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Other Services 2,286 10,712 $29,691
  Other Services, except Public Administration 2,286 10,712 $29,691
   Repair and Maintenance 1,029 4,200 $37,017
   Personal and Laundry Services 506 2,830 $22,870
   Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional and Similar Organizations 522 3,460 $27,135
   Private Households 229 223 $17,781
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.

 

Public Administration
Federal Government

The number of Federal Government workers increased by 30 (0.3 percent) to rise an employment level of 11,108 during 2015. The average annual pay for federal government employees increased by $2,145 (3.6 percent), which brought the average pay to $61,943 for 2015 compared to $59,798 in 2014.

Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) experienced a decrease of two workers in 2015. The annual pay increased from $26,277 in 2014 to $28,953 (10.2 percent) in 2015.

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) decreased by 61 workers (3.0 percent). The annual pay for this sector under the Federal Government increased from $48,020 in 2014 to $52,170 (8.6 percent) in 2015.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector employment level was unchanged over the year with four workers. Annual pay increased by $3,272 (12.0 percent). The annual pay in 2014 was $27,240 and rose to $30,512 in 2015.

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) had an annual pay decrease for 2015 of $947 (1.5 percent). Annual pay was $65,212 in 2014 compared to $64,265 in 2015. The employee levels showed an increase of one worker (0.5 percent).

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) had a loss of two workers (0.9 percent). The annual pay increased by $5,418 (7.1 percent).

Educational Services (NAICS 61) decreased by 12 workers (2.6 percent). The annual pay increased from $52,031 in 2014 to $55,219 (6.1 percent) in 2015.

Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) experienced an annual pay increase to $64,393 (3.1 percent) in 2015 compared to $62,449 in 2014. The Health Care and Social Assistance sector showed an increase of 79 workers (2.3 percent).

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) added one worker (0.3 percent). The annual pay increased by $1,692 (3.9 percent). Annual pay for 2015 was $44,703, up from the average of $43,011 in 2014.

Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) gained five workers (23.8 percent) and annual pay increased by $87 (0.7 percent). The annual pay in 2014 was $11,747 and rose to $11,834 in 2015.

The Other Services (except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) sector experienced an annual pay increase of $1,078 (2.5 percent) in 2015. The worker level rose by one worker (5.6 percent).

Public Administration (NAICS 92) increased by 21 workers (0.5 percent). Annual pay increased to $66,286 (1.6 percent) in 2015 compared to $65,216 in 2014.

Other industries within federal government continue to be hindered by budget restraints, which has contributed to the slow decline in workers over the years. Federal agencies are not necessarily cutting people, but when current employees leave or retire, various positions generally are not refilled.

 

State Government

State Government had an increase in workers in 2015, gaining 11 employees (0.1 percent) over the year. Average annual pay increased in 2015 by 3.6 percent, bringing the average up from $45,413 in 2014 to $47,030.

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11) sector’s employment level was unchanged over the year at 13 workers. Annual pay decreased by $518 (2.2 percent). The 2015 annual pay was $22,891 compared to $23,409 in 2014.

The Construction (NAICS 23) sector decreased by two workers (0.3 percent) but had an increase of $1,201 (2.8 percent) in annual pay. The 2015 annual pay was $44,174 compared to $42,973 in 2014.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector lost five workers (3.2 percent) but had an increase of $3,588 (7.9 percent) in annual pay. Annual pay in 2015 was $49,289 compared to $45,701 in 2014.

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) employment level rose by three workers (0.6 percent) from 2014 to 2015. Annual pay increased by $2,323 (4.2 percent) for an average salary of $57,332 in 2015.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) shrunk by four workers (2.4 percent) while annual pay increased by $1,129 (3.1 percent).

The Educational Services (NAICS 61) sector added 27 workers (0.5 percent) and annual pay grew by $1,458 (3.0 percent). The 2015 annual pay was $50,467 compared to $49,009 in 2014. The continuing 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 had a loss of 32 workers (1.7 percent) while annual pay increased by $1,904 (4.9 percent) from $39,110 in 2014 to $41,014 in 2015.

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) gained 14 workers (3.8 percent). Annual pay for 2015 was $28,536, an increase of $71 (0.2 percent).

The Public Administration (NAICS 92) sector increased by nine workers (0.2 percent) and annual pay increased by $1,744 (3.9 percent), from $44,551 in 2014 to $46,295 in 2015.

 

Local Government

Establishments within Local Government include tribal, city and county governments along with public and tribal school districts. Tribal motels and casinos are also included in Local Government. Overall in 2015, establishments added 87 workers (a 0.2 percent increase) and annual pay rose by $1,015 (3.2 percent).

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11) employment numbers increased by two (50.0 percent) and annual pay decreased by $79 (0.3 percent).

Utilities (NAICS 22) employment rose by five workers and annual pay increased by $1,866 (3.9 percent).

Construction (NAICS 23) had an increase in annual pay of $1,076 (13.4 percent) and a decrease of one worker (2.8 percent).

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33) employment rose by two workers (7.7 percent) and annual pay decreased by $1,571 (4.6 percent).

Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) had a rise of $998 (4.6 percent) in annual pay and a small decrease of three workers (3.8 percent).

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) added three workers (4.0 percent increase) and annual pay increased by $519 (2.4 percent). Annual pay for 2015 was $21,787 compared to $21,268 in 2014.

Information (NAICS 51) had a 10.5 percent decrease in employment, while annual pay increased by 3.8 percent ($1,284).

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) was down one worker over the year (25.0 percent), but annual pay increased by $6,516 (16.4 percent).

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) had a loss of three workers (a 0.5 percent decrease), however, annual pay increased by $1,201 or 3.9 percent. Annual pay for 2015 was $31,967 compared to $30,766 in 2014.

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) employment rose by six workers (a 100.0 percent increase) but had a large decrease in annual pay of $22,378 (42.9 percent). The average annual pay for 2015 was $29,830 compared to $52,208 in 2014.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) increased its number of workers by two (a 50.0 percent increase). There was also an increase in annual salary of $9,732 (34.7 percent).

Education Services (NAICS 61) added 98 workers, equivalent to a 0.4 percent increase. Annual pay increased by 2.6 percent to reach $33,177 in 2015. The majority of establishments within local government are owned by public school districts.

The Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) added 25 workers (a 1.5 percent increase) in 2015. Annual pay continued to rise in 2015, with an increase of $394 or 1.3 percent. Annual pay for 2015 was $30,602 compared to $30,208 in 2014.

The Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) sector worker level grew by 0.6 percent with an addition of eight workers. Annual pay also increased by $1,213 (4.7 percent), going from $25,575 in 2014 to $26,788 in 2015.

While Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) had 20 fewer workers in 2015 (a 5.8 percent drop), annual pay increased by $1,209 (4.9 percent). The average annual pay for 2015 was $25,665.

Other Services (Except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) had a decrease of one worker (25.0 percent), but had a large increase in annual pay of $6,738 (19.2 percent). This resulted in the average annual pay for 2015 being $41,778.

Public Administration (NAICS 92) lost 27 workers for a 2015 average of 17,083 workers (a 0.2 percent decline). Annual pay increased by 4.0 percent to an annual average of $33,326 for 2015. There are 512 establishments in this sector, up three compared to 2014.

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