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Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Occupational Wages

Occupational wage data for the areas listed above is available in two options. Choose the option you prefer.

  1. 2022 wage data from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) survey (same data as available in the virtual labor market data system).
  2. Wage estimates for the most current quarter possible, aged using the national Employment Cost Index (ECI).

1. 2022 Wage Data from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) Survey

File Downloads of 2022 Data

Download a file of 2022 wage data for all occupations at the most detailed level, available in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel format, by choosing the appropriate link below.

Area Adobe PDF Microsoft Excel
Statewide South Dakota PDF Excel
East Area PDF Excel
West Area PDF Excel
Rapid City MSA PDF Excel
Sioux City MSA PDF Excel
Sioux Falls MSA PDF Excel

If you would like to receive one single file with the OEWS data for all areas combined, please contact us.

The PDF and Excel files above contain data for the most detailed occupational level possible. If you would like data for broader occupational groups, please contact us.

Retrievable Data

Get 2022 occupational wage data from the virtual LMI data system. (Chrome or Edge browser recommended; functionality in the virtual system is not compatible with Internet Explorer.)

See step by step instructions for finding occupational wage data. If you need additional assistance or would like us to provide the data you need, please contact us.

Please note: Currently, there are about 20 occupations for which wage data are available in the PDF and Excel files above for the sub-state areas but are not available in the virtual data system. Thank you for your patience as we work with the system's vendor, Geographic Solutions, Inc., to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you may prefer to use the files above to ensure you have all the sub-state area data available.

2. Wage Estimates for the Most Current Quarter Possible, Aged Using the National Employer Cost Index (ECI)

File Downloads of Quarterly Data

Download a file of the most current quarterly wage estimates available for all occupations at the most detailed level, available in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel format, by choosing the appropriate link below. Please note: The quarterly wage data available below represent 2022 wage data from the OEWS program which have been aged to the most current quarter possible (third quarter 2023) based on the Employer Cost Index and using the Local Employment and Wage Information System (LEWIS).

Area Adobe PDF Microsoft Excel
Statewide South Dakota PDF Excel
East Area PDF Excel
West Area PDF Excel
Rapid City MSA PDF Excel
Sioux City MSA PDF Excel
Sioux Falls MSA PDF Excel

If you would like to receive one single file with the aged wage data for all areas combined, please contact us.

The PDF and Excel files above contain data for the most detailed occupational level possible. If you would like data for broader occupational groups, please contact us.

Resources and References

Learn more about the Employer Cost Index. See a list of counties in each area.

Occupational Descriptions

In alphabetical order

In Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) order

Technical Notes

Wages for Other Areas

(links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

United States

Other States

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