Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2016 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 2016, the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 77.8 percent of all establishments.

Number of Establishments by Establishment Size in 2016

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 19.6 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2016. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

Distribution of Employees by Establishment Size in 2016

Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Supersector
2016
Supersector 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 908 87 41 10 3 0 0
Workers 2,937 1,137 1,153 666 533 0 0
Annual Pay $37,963 $39,324 $40,894 $44,254 $55,311 $0 $0
Construction
Establishments 3,533 298 176 40 12 * *
Workers 8,895 3,896 5,020 2,795 1,739 * *
Annual Pay $36,668 $45,790 $51,859 $58,180 $58,397 * *
Manufacturing
Establishments 628 162 168 82 59 20 10
Workers 1,972 2,201 5,078 5,803 10,124 6,926 $10,054
Annual Pay $33,735 $40,336 $45,527 $45,286 $46,956 $47,289 $48,386
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 6,185 1,225 693 176 67 25 2
Workers 18,847 16,429 20,434 11,822 9,997 8,781 1,084
Annual Pay $38,756 $36,305 $41,444 $41,299 $35,523 $27,191 $22,552
Information
Establishments 483 61 44 21 2 * *
Workers 1,006 843 1,312 1,429 332 * *
Annual Pay $45,862 $39,831 $39,953 $46,501 $61,459 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 2,928 267 124 33 24 7 6
Workers 7,297 3,504 3,652 2,267 3,838 2,843 5,411
Annual Pay $47,570 $54,766 $65,183 $71,050 $60,827 $46,191 $54,171
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 4,641 328 218 50 31 7 2
Workers 9,134 4,462 6,251 3,538 4,287 2,254 1,331
Annual Pay $53,066 $48,771 $45,562 $53,645 $45,033 $77,370 $76,539
Education & Health Services
Establishments 1,916 405 301 134 66 18 10
Workers 5,848 5,448 9,185 9,040 10,226 5,532 19,968
Annual Pay $38,830 $41,266 $36,819 $37,872 $44,468 $43,339 $65,386
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 1,873 658 603 126 31 0 0
Workers 6,742 9,190 17,539 8,246 4,164 0 0
Annual Pay $14,248 $14,447 $15,634 $17,837 $20,031 $0 $0
Other Services
Establishments 2,059 193 45 13 5 0 0
Workers 5,433 2,514 1,254 824 643 0 0
Annual Pay $30,626 $31,358 $29,154 $35,180 $24,189 $0 $0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 25,154 3,684 2,413 685 300 83 31
Workers 68,111 49,622 70,878 46,428 45,882 28,159 38,394
Annual Pay $38,204 $36,030 $36,821 $40,468 $42,765 $42,870 $58,442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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