Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2015 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

 

Covered Workers & Annual Pay 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 2015, the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 77.5 percent of all establishments.

Number of Establishments by Establishment Size in 2015

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 (fewer than 10 workers) employed only 19.4 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2015. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

Distribution of Employees by Establishment Size in 2015

 

Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Supersector
2015
Supersector 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 854 89 42 9 3 0 0
Workers 2,768 1,136 1,190 632 488 0 0
Annual Pay $37,747 $37,855 $39,681 $45,915 $56,723 $0 $0
Construction
Establishments 3,466 307 187 39 11 * *
Workers 8,531 4,041 5,354 2,767 1,508 * *
Annual Pay $35,869 $43,808 $51,952 $56,716 $53,608 * *
Manufacturing
Establishments 614 155 169 80 67 19 10
Workers 1,981 2,167 5,204 5,739 11,103 6,326 10,073
Annual Pay $32,740 $39,311 $45,444 $44,444 $46,372 $47,838 $47,258
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 6,116 1,263 671 175 68 24 2
Workers 18,551 16,977 20,029 11,647 9,975 8,230 1,145
Annual Pay $38,761 $34,770 $40,895 $39,946 $36,099 $25,498 $37,180
Information
Establishments 476 62 42 19 5 * *
Workers 972 863 1,278 1,321 594 * *
Annual Pay $45,775 $41,935 $39,840 $45,508 $55,869 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 2,924 260 119 28 23 8 7
Workers 7,348 3,458 3,618 1,933 3,565 3,029 6,210
Annual Pay $47,856 $52,443 $62,802 $63,118 $58,394 $50,193 $51,170
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 4,482 329 206 46 33 8 2
Workers 8,829 4,333 5,945 3,252 4,537 2,593 1,183
Annual Pay $51,313 $47,219 $45,770 $56,273 $43,464 $64,286 74,077
Education & Health Services
Establishments 1,907 413 301 134 72 12 9
Workers 5,871 5,650 9,099 9,107 11,212 4,081 18,931
Annual Pay $37,562 $40,238 $36,529 $37,794 $42,374 $43,039 64,439
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 1,834 678 562 135 32 0 0
Workers 6,619 9,367 16,385 8,884 4,366 0 0
Annual Pay $13,812 $14,072 $15,061 $17,438 $18,670 $0 $0
Other Services
Establishments 2,040 179 50 11 6 0 0
Workers 5,424 2,302 1,436 720 831 0 0
Annual Pay $29,911 $30,681 $31,534 $32,882 $19,518 $0 $0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 24,713 3,735 2,349 676 320 74 31
Workers 66,893 50,294 69,538 46,002 48,178 25,098 38,075
Annual Pay $37,639 $34,744 $36,751 $39,002 $41,406 $41,350 $56,979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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