Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2020 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.

Graph A displays the number of South Dakota establishments by establishment size. This chart shows small businesses are predominate in South Dakota. During 2020 the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 79.4 percent of all establishments.

Graph A - Number of Establishments by Establishment Size in 2020

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. Graph B indicates smaller businesses (fewer than 10 workers) employed only 20.2 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2020. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

Chart B - Distribution of Employees by Establishment Size in 2020

Covered Workers & Annual Pay by Establishment Size and Industry


Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Supersector
2020
Supersector 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 981 94 48 14 3 0 0
Workers 3,138 1,306 1,359 857 477 0 0
Annual Pay $40,488 $44,790 $47,487 $53,402 $61,785 $0 $0
Construction
Establishments 3,612 337 192 42 19 0 0
Workers 8,786 4,550 5,561 2,867 2,647 0 0
Annual Pay $42,203 $52,327 $60,256 $67,712 $68,085 0 0
Manufacturing
Establishments 617 160 158 84 56 21 11
Workers 1,999 2,222 5,009 5,888 9,691 6,921 11,399
Annual Pay $39,527 $46,132 $51,248 $52,807 $53,053 $56,115 $56,741
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 6,408 1,222 630 150 75 25 0
Workers 18,403 16,472 19,051 9,823 11,040 8,402 0
Annual Pay $46,604 $41,916 $47,857 $48,026 $44,345 $29,994 $0
Information
Establishments 550 59 43 8 4 * *
Workers 1,023 810 1,337 503 486 * *
Annual Pay $64,665 $45,988 $52,223 $56,992 $63,373 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 3,153 251 133 32 25 9 5
Workers 7,469 3,275 3,872 2,122 3,972 3,225 3,876
Annual Pay $59,592 $68,441 $81,295 $84,651 $79,653 $59,164 $66,470
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 5,823 375 234 40 30 4 3
Workers 9,982 5,016 6,955 2,608 4,628 1,317 2,268
Annual Pay $64,330 $53,922 $57,173 $54,945 $67,710 $46,555 $114,503
Education & Health Services
Establishments 2,118 426 322 141 69 19 10
Workers 6,063 5,794 9,752 9,530 10,444 6,091 21,238
Annual Pay $40,309 $39,750 $41,342 $40,903 $47,053 $49,205 $73,127
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 2,122 434 293 136 76 19 10
Workers 5,805 5,888 8,912 8,999 11,182 6,011 22,192
Annual Pay $42,946 $41,410 $44,236 $44,801 $48,990 $57,466 $78,960
Other Services
Establishments 2,226 177 52 8 7 0 0
Workers 5,672 2,258 1,533 574 1,039 0 0
Annual Pay $36,060 $38,798 $39,556 $38,408 $46,118 $0 $0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 27,519 3,800 2,305 601 319 80 30
Workers 69,497 51,455 68,754 39,887 48,173 26,487 40,345
Annual Pay $45,520 $41,239 $44,968 $47,936 $52,845 $47,706 $73,329

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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