Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2016 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
2016
Supersector, Sector Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Public Administration 2,433 72,963 $41,346
  Federal Government 722 11,316 $62,364
  Federal Government 722 11,316 $62,364
  State Government 863 14,873 $48,598
  State Government Education 24 5,911 $51,553
  State Government, excluding education 839 8,962 $46,689
  Local Government 848 46,774 $33,954
  Local Government Education 212 24,923 $34,693
  Local Government, excluding ed. tribal government* 557 14,135 $33,198
  Local Tribal Government excluding education 47 5,819 $32,055
  Local Tribal Government Education 32 1,897 $34,006
    (See a separate table of the Local Tribal Government data, including sums.)
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.

Federal Government

The number of Federal Government workers had an increase in workers during 2016. This government sector increased by 208 workers (1.9 percent). Federal Government workforce rose to an employment level of 11,316. The average annual pay for federal government employees had an increase of $421 (0.7 percent), which brings the average pay to $62,364 for 2016 compared to $61,943 in 2015.

Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) experienced a rise in 15 workers in 2016. The annual pay decreased from $28,953 in 2015 to $24,063 (16.9 percent) in 2016.

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) experienced an increase of 37 workers (1.9 percent). The annual pay for this subsector under the Federal Government industry decreased from $52,170 in 2015 to $49,549 (5.0 percent) in 2016.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector lost 1 worker over the year and decreased the annual pay by $6,179 (20.3 percent). The annual pay in 2015 was $30,512 and dropped to $24,333 in 2016.

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) had an annual pay decrease for 2016 in the amount of $865 (1.3 percent). Annual pay was $64,265 in 2015 compared to $63,400 in 2016. The employee levels have shown an increase of 12 workers (6.1 percent).

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) had a gain of 9 workers (4.1 percent). The annual pay also increased by $883 (1.1 percent).

The Educational Services (NAICS 61) subsector decreased by 1 worker (0.2 percent). The annual pay decreased from $55,219 in 2015 to $54,929 ($290 or 0.5 percent) in 2016.

Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) experienced an annual pay increase to $65,395 (1.6 percent) in 2016 compared to $64,393 in 2015. The Health Care and Social Assistance subsector strengthen employment levels by 97 workers (2.7 percent).

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) had a decrease of 5 workers (1.7 percent). The annual pay had an increase of $2,064 (4.6 percent). Annual pay for 2016 was $46,767 increased from the average of $44,703 in 2015.

The Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) sector lost 6 workers (23.1 percent) and increased the annual pay by $4,019 (34.0 percent). The annual pay in 2015 was $11,834 and rose to $15,853 in 2016.

The Other Services (except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) subsector experienced an annual pay increase of $3,289 (7.4 percent) in 2016. The worker level dropped by 3 workers (15.8 percent).

Public Administration (NAICS 92). This sector increased by 52 workers (1.2 percent). The annual pay increased to $67,687 ($1,401 or 2.1 percent) in 2016, compared to $66,286 in 2015.

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 not necessarily cutting people, but when current employees leave or retire, various positions are not being refilled.

State Government

State Government had an increase in workers in 2016, gaining 84 employees (0.6 percent) over the year. Annual pay also had an increase in 2016 by 3.3 percent, bringing average annual pay up from $47,030 in 2015 to $48,598 in 2016.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11) sector was decreased over the year by 2 (15.4 percent) workers and an increase of $1,792 (7.8 percent) in annual pay. The 2016 annual pay was $24,683 compared to $22,891 in 2015.

The Construction (NAICS 23) sector had an increase of 17 workers (2.3 percent). Annual pay rose by $1,135 (2.6 percent). The 2016 annual pay was $45,309 compared to $44,174 in 2015.

The Information (NAICS 51) sector had a loss of 4 workers (2.6 percent) but had an increase of $2,014 (4.1 percent) in annual pay. The 2016 annual pay was $51,303 compared to $49,289 in 2015.

The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (NAICS 54) sector was increased in employment with 10 workers (1.9 percent) from 2015 to 2016. The annual pay increased by $1,832 (3.2 percent) for an average salary of $59,164 in 2016.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) had a loss of 1 worker (0.6 percent) and an increase in annual pay of $1,592 (4.2 percent).

Educational Services (NAICS 61) sector had an increase of 114 workers (2.0 percent) and an increase of $1,086 (2.2 percent) in annual pay. The 2016 annual pay was $51,553 compared to $50,467 in 2015. 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 gain of 7 workers (0.4 percent) and also an increase of $1,724 (4.2 percent) in annual pay. The 2016 annual pay was $42,738 compared to $41,014 in 2015.

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) had a gain of 2 workers (0.5 percent) and an increase in annual pay of $1,536 (5.4 percent). The 2016 annual pay was $30,072.

The Public Administration (NAICS 92) sector lost 61 workers (1.2 percent) and had an annual pay increase of $2,023 or 4.4 percent. The 2016 average annual pay was $48,318 compared 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 2016, establishments decreased by 26, and annual pay rose by $1,043 (3.2 percent). Employment expanded by 731 workers (1.6 percent).

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11) employment was decreased by 2 workers (33.3 percent) and annual pay dropped by $7,677 (25.5 percent).

Utilities (NAICS 22) employment rose by 1 worker (0.4 percent) and annual pay decreased by $897 (1.8 percent).

Construction (NAICS 23) had an increase in annual pay of $619 (6.8 percent) and an increase of 2 workers (5.7 percent).

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33) employment rose by 1 worker (3.6 percent) and annual pay increased by $819 (2.5 percent).

Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45) had a rise of $186 (0.8 percent) in annual pay and a small decrease of 1 worker (1.3 percent).

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) had an increase of 6 workers (7.7 percent) but had an increase in annual salary of $626 (2.9 percent). Annual pay for 2016 was $22,413 compared to $21,787 in 2015.

Information (NAICS 51) had a 14.7 percent decrease in employment and an increase of 12.5 percent or $4,405 in annual pay.

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) was down 1 worker (33.3 percent) but had a decrease in annual pay of $5,478 (11.8 percent).

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) had a gain of 4 workers or 0.7 percent. Annual pay also increased by $634 or 2.0 percent. Annual pay for 2016 was $32,601 compared to $31,967 in 2015.

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (NAICS 54) employment rose by 3 workers (25.0 percent) but had a decrease in annual pay of $553 or 1.9 percent. The average annual pay for 2016 was $29,277 compared to $29,830 in 2015.

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56) was unchanged with 6 workers. There was a large increase in annual salary of $12,768 (33.8 percent).

Education Services (NAICS 61) saw a significant rise of 423 workers or 1.7 percent. Annual pay increased by $1,516 (4.6 percent) for a 2016 level of $34,693. The majority of establishments within local government are comprised of public school districts.

The Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) sector had a decrease in employment, losing 5 workers (0.3 percent) in 2016. The annual pay for this sector continued to rise in 2016 showing an increase of $1,342 or 4.4 percent. Annual pay for 2016 was $31,944 compared to $30,602 in 2015.

The Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) sector had a drop in the number of workers losing 42 workers or 3.0 percent. However, they had an increase of $881 or 3.3 percent in annual pay. Annual pay for 2016 was $27,669 compared to $26,788 in 2015.

Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) had a decrease of 4 workers (1.2 percent) and an increase of $507 (2.0 percent) in annual pay. The average annual pay for 2016 was $26,172.

Other Services (Except Public Administration) (NAICS 81) had an increase of 1 worker (33.3 percent) and had a large decrease in annual pay of $6,846 (16.4 percent). This results in the annual pay for 2016 being $34,932.

Public Administration (NAICS 92) gained 347 workers for a 2016 average of 17,430 workers or 2.0 percent. Annual pay increased by 1.1 percent to an annual average of $33,703. There are 508 establishments in this sector, decreased by 4 from 2015. The public administration sector consists of establishments of federal, state and local government agencies that administer, oversee and manage public programs and have authorities over other institutions within a given area.

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