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Labor Market Information Center

2016 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The table below shows annual pay for covered workers by county for 2015 and 2016. The county with the highest annual pay for 2016 was Union County at $52,142.

The majority of South Dakota’s counties experienced increases in annual pay. The highest percentage gains occurred in Mellette, McCook and Bennett counties. A map below shows the percentage change in each county from 2015 to 2016. The largest actual numeric gains occurred in McCook, Union and Mellette counties.

Annual Pay for Covered Workers by County
2016
County 2015 2016 Percent Change County 2015 2016 Percent Change
Aurora $30,287 $30,816 1.7% Hyde $37,655 $38,185 1.4%
Beadle $37,143 $38,330 3.2% Jackson $27,758 $28,001 0.9%
Bennett $28,264 $30,141 6.6% Jerauld $32,899 $34,848 5.9%
Bon Homme $31,720 $32,659 3.0% Jones $27,918 $28,347 1.5%
Brookings $40,668 $41,457 1.9% Kingsbury $33,392 $34,760 4.1%
Brown $39,214 $39,819 1.5% Lake $36,901 $38,026 3.0%
Brule $30,144 $30,776 2.1% Lawrence $33,425 $33,274 -0.5%
Buffalo $35,774 $36,673 2.5% Lincoln $45,312 $47,049 3.8%
Butte $32,218 $32,613 1.2% Lyman $28,135 $28,862 2.6%
Campbell $33,003 $32,452 -1.7% McCook $31,826 $34,239 7.6%
Charles Mix $31,192 $32,455 4.0% McPherson $28,303 $29,905 5.7%
Clark $31,656 $32,075 1.3% Marshall $36,183 $35,997 -0.5%
Clay $35,095 $35,944 2.4% Meade $36,714 $38,511 4.9%
Codington $37,124 $37,192 0.2% Mellette $23,784 $26,013 9.4%
Corson $34,056 $34,813 2.2% Miner $32,345 $31,986 -1.1%
Custer $32,737 $33,552 2.5% Minnehaha $45,173 $46,207 2.3%
Davison $37,030 $37,682 1.8% Moody $35,980 $36,839 2.4%
Day $29,418 $30,020 2.0% Oglala Lakota $37,306 $37,938 1.7%
Deuel $38,283 $39,661 3.6% Pennington $39,240 $39,972 1.9%
Dewey $36,192 $37,189 2.8% Perkins $29,735 $30,627 3.0%
Douglas $32,870 $33,409 1.6% Potter $32,200 $32,951 2.3%
Edmunds $36,889 $36,989 0.3% Roberts $31,843 $33,133 4.1%
Fall River $33,970 $34,987 3.0% Sanborn $30,685 $31,197 1.7%
Faulk $32,842 $32,297 -1.7% Spink $34,449 $35,474 3.0%
Grant $39,382 $38,487 -2.3% Stanley $34,124 $34,303 0.5%
Gregory $29,409 $29,715 1.0% Sully $34,040 $34,611 1.7%
Haakon $33,562 $35,222 4.9% Todd $35,005 $35,578 1.6%
Hamlin $34,367 $34,922 1.6% Tripp $32,603 $32,930 1.0%
Hand $31,215 $32,399 3.8% Turner $32,421 $33,168 2.3%
Hanson $35,685 $35,826 0.4% Union $49,896 $52,142 4.5%
Harding $42,476 $39,036 -8.1% Walworth $31,704 $32,805 3.5%
Hughes $41,147 $42,101 2.3% Yankton $39,098 $39,490 1.0%
Hutchinson $33,087 $33,505 1.3% Ziebach $33,009 $33,098 0.3%
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County map showing percentage change in annual for covered workers, 2015 to 2016

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