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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: South Dakota: Both Sexes

(Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)


                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

21 to 74 years                                             371,690   $21,339      24.5     245,530   $26,142      27.0

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                             1,990   $56,140      60.6       1,650   $60,802      63.2
General and Operations Managers                              2,415   $39,750      38.2       2,130   $41,054      38.3
Legislators                                                    135   $24,219      33.1          75   $38,750      29.7
Advertising and Promotions Managers                            100   $25,673      29.7          60   $26,827      45.8
Marketing and Sales Managers                                 2,035   $37,692      46.4       1,690   $41,563      47.6
Public Relations Managers                                      105   $30,893      54.8          95   $31,607      57.3
Administrative Services Managers                               215   $33,333      27.3         140   $45,385      38.6
Computer and Information Systems Managers                      400   $42,292      39.6         375   $46,000      40.7
Financial Managers                                           2,855   $32,307      51.8       2,485   $35,170      54.1
Human Resources Managers                                     1,010   $33,824      39.9         845   $35,989      45.1
Industrial Production Managers                                 620   $40,167      27.6         550   $41,827      29.0
Purchasing Managers                                            290   $33,036      40.0         240   $36,579      45.0
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers             510   $30,665      19.4         460   $31,035      19.1
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                 3,380   $24,310      20.3       2,620   $27,021      21.1
Farmers and Ranchers                                        15,960   $16,012      13.8      11,955   $17,613      14.5
Construction Managers                                        1,600   $36,011      21.6       1,280   $37,040      22.5
Education Administrators                                     2,020   $33,393      71.7       1,250   $36,759      69.7
Engineering Managers                                           105   $51,188      70.1          95   $51,813      67.0
Food Service Managers                                        1,980   $22,264      18.1       1,395   $25,280      17.3
Funeral Directors                                              150   $40,556      34.5         130   $41,435      30.2
Gaming Managers                                                295   $26,196       8.8         240   $29,063      10.9
Lodging Managers                                               680   $18,668      33.9         460   $21,464      33.8
Medical and Health Services Managers                         1,280   $37,721      53.4       1,085   $41,154      54.7
Natural Sciences Managers                                       25   $28,750      63.0          25   $28,750      63.0
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                           430   $35,455      15.0         260   $40,156      21.5
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                   1,010   $22,696      28.5         660   $27,479      26.6
Social and Community Service Managers                          730   $22,609      50.4         520   $26,810      50.2
Managers, All Other                                          3,960   $35,754      37.2       3,295   $38,490      37.6

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                                  50   $29,167      62.0          25   $33,571      53.8
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                    155   $42,250      27.6         125   $44,167      31.5
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products              400   $22,357      21.3         265   $25,601      19.6
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                                520   $29,330      33.8         465   $30,307      34.0
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                                665   $26,923      47.7         570   $28,207      48.7
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                        305   $28,007      44.9         270   $28,795      45.7
Cost Estimators                                                260   $36,583      34.1         220   $38,409      33.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations
  Specialists                                                1,840   $27,225      40.1       1,465   $28,557      41.6
Logisticians                                                    30   $12,708      20.7          10   $14,375      66.7
Management Analysts                                            620   $32,690      61.2         420   $35,795      63.2
Meeting and Convention Planners                                 20   $30,313      44.4          10   $31,563      80.0
Other Business Operations Specialists                          580   $25,645      32.9         485   $26,861      29.7
Accountants and Auditors                                     4,175   $26,836      59.1       3,260   $29,295      61.3
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                        335   $32,500      35.4         225   $36,131      35.4
Budget Analysts                                                 60   $36,875      36.1          60   $36,875      36.1
Credit Analysts                                                345   $22,000      31.8         280   $24,167      32.3
Financial Analysts                                              60   $46,818      71.7          50   $47,500      83.3
Personal Financial Advisors                                    330   $51,083      65.7         255   $60,221      61.6
Insurance Underwriters                                         165   $34,185      43.7         145   $35,625      50.3
Financial Examiners                                             70   $42,361      67.6          50   $66,193      79.6
Loan Counselors and Officers                                 1,290   $32,108      51.0       1,140   $33,397      51.1
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                  140   $25,714      47.1         120   $28,235      53.4
Tax Preparers                                                  220   $11,855      45.9          70   $25,556      38.6
Financial Specialists, All Other                               155   $22,250      35.5         125   $22,341      33.3

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                         945   $30,548      40.5         750   $31,618      38.8
Computer Programmers                                         1,035   $39,142      56.3         805   $40,815      59.2
Computer Software Engineers                                    675   $41,007      70.4         595   $43,313      73.5
Computer Support Specialists                                   975   $28,189      43.2         655   $30,121      43.1
Database Administrators                                        115   $41,429      61.2          95   $46,125      52.6
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                    270   $33,628      51.3         220   $34,359      58.6
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts                405   $30,197      50.2         275   $37,083      52.4
Actuaries                                                       30   $65,972     100.0          30   $65,972     100.0
Mathematicians                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Operations Research Analysts                                   180   $31,205      52.5         155   $30,450      53.6
Statisticians                                                   10   $21,875     100.0          10   $21,875     100.0
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                   0         .        .            0         .        .

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                       260   $45,667      69.8         210   $48,542      70.8
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists                125   $23,583      71.5          90   $29,375      78.4
Aerospace Engineers                                             25   $22,500      34.6          20   $35,795      10.5
Agricultural Engineers                                          15   $34,167      78.6          10   $34,792     100.0
Biomedical Engineers                                            10   $31,875       0.0          10   $31,875       0.0
Chemical Engineers                                               4   $18,750      33.3           4   $20,000      50.0
Civil Engineers                                                725   $39,889      76.7         630   $41,272      77.3
Computer Hardware Engineers                                     70   $25,694      18.3          70   $25,972      18.8
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                            345   $44,844      72.6         290   $54,044      76.8
Environmental Engineers                                         50   $34,808      89.6          35   $36,875      97.3
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety              335   $40,597      57.6         295   $41,417      58.8
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                            0         .        .            0         .        .



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                             55   $20,000      44.6          20   $52,500      77.8
Mechanical Engineers                                           340   $41,442      71.6         315   $43,036      75.4
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                              40   $55,000      87.5          40   $55,000      87.5
Nuclear Engineers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Petroleum Engineers                                             15   $46,161       6.7           4   $45,938      20.0
Engineers, All Others                                          395   $42,125      64.0         345   $44,196      62.6
Drafters                                                       605   $26,265       7.6         500   $27,348       7.2
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                       960   $28,942      12.1         740   $33,661      11.2
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                              270   $24,079      14.8         175   $30,900      17.8

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                               255   $32,586      76.0         225   $33,221      76.0
Biological Scientists                                          205   $35,179      89.7         170   $36,384      95.9
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                          200   $39,844      96.5         175   $42,778      96.0
Medical Scientists                                              15   $16,250     100.0          10   $15,000     100.0
Astronomers and Physicists                                      10    $2,500     100.0           4   $21,250     100.0
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                                75   $51,528     100.0          70   $52,083     100.0
Chemists and Materials Scientists                               70   $35,556      95.7          50   $36,389      94.0
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                     135   $29,737      65.4          85   $31,705      62.1
Physical Scientists, All Other                                 170   $32,500      91.9         110   $36,667      94.6
Economists                                                      55   $39,886     100.0          45   $39,091     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                      110   $26,010      55.0          95   $26,141      53.8
Psychologists                                                  230   $39,531      99.1         125   $51,797      98.4
Sociologists                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Urban and Regional Planners                                     15   $37,639     100.0          10   $38,472     100.0
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers             90   $24,750      95.6          75   $25,707      94.7
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                      185   $25,724      23.0         150   $27,237      27.0
Biological Technicians                                          55   $21,563      56.1          25   $25,893      77.8
Chemical Technicians                                           115   $21,250      22.6          70   $30,972       0.0
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                            35   $28,672       9.1          25   $29,375      12.5
Nuclear Technicians                                              4    $6,250       0.0           4    $6,250       0.0
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians           310   $16,912      31.1         170   $27,824      37.9

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                   1,970   $24,023      73.0       1,160   $26,075      71.4
Social Workers                                               1,510   $23,494      68.7       1,185   $25,325      70.9
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists                 975   $21,050      46.0         620   $25,290      51.0
Clergy                                                       1,645   $23,710      86.3       1,265   $26,591      86.1
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                  215   $14,417      62.8          85   $23,214      57.0
Religious Workers, All Other                                   170   $14,883      71.3          65   $19,330      80.6

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                      1,300   $50,175      99.7       1,060   $52,784      99.6
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers                120   $65,000      78.3         100   $82,500      79.4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                                360   $21,685      33.7         265   $23,393      31.9
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                            430   $26,378      28.1         330   $27,372      22.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS
Postsecondary Teachers                                       3,515   $32,130      87.3       2,650   $40,080      89.4
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                            970   $14,545      58.8         670   $17,054      63.3
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                       10,295   $25,615      95.0       7,965   $27,509      96.8
Secondary School Teachers                                    2,465   $26,910      95.0       2,020   $28,468      96.9
Special Education Teachers                                     705   $23,338      82.0         535   $24,983      83.5
Other Teachers and Instructors                               1,590   $14,042      42.1         640   $21,250      44.3
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                   105   $16,184      62.3          55   $25,375      50.9
Librarians                                                     595   $24,010      73.9         260   $26,905      78.5
Library Technicians                                            100   $11,063      23.8          25   $14,500      29.2
Teacher Assistants                                           2,785    $9,226      16.5         530   $13,408      12.7
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers                 225   $29,583      81.1         140   $31,838      84.5

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                    525    $8,830      39.5         255   $18,561      30.3
Designers                                                    1,300   $20,506      35.6         875   $25,000      35.4
Actors                                                           4   $71,250       0.0           0         .        .
Producers and Directors                                        220   $28,625      55.3         170   $29,125      53.5
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers                 325   $12,072      53.2          75   $30,250      49.4
Dancers and Choreographers                                      10    $8,214       0.0           0         .        .
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                         285    $7,287      47.6          85   $21,827      37.9
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                            85    $8,281       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Announcers                                                     200   $25,870      13.0         145   $26,576      16.6
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                   280   $17,983      69.5         160   $21,786      67.7
Public Relations Specialists                                   235   $26,838      53.6         160   $36,250      57.9
Editors                                                        230   $22,162      73.2         180   $23,158      73.3
Technical Writers                                               60   $25,438      90.2          40   $26,063      92.7
Writers and Authors                                            190   $20,862      86.2          95   $25,938      97.9
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                   60   $16,667      13.3          10   $26,406      72.7
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                              190   $20,391      15.7         145   $24,063      14.5
Photographers                                                  280   $21,111      24.6         160   $29,800      36.1
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                         30    $4,917      20.7          15   $45,000      42.9
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                  195   $31,917      99.0         140   $32,083      98.6
Dentists                                                       320  $102,759     100.0         205  $103,977     100.0
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                   245   $30,329      67.6         170   $36,053      65.9
Optometrists                                                   170  $101,750     100.0         120  $154,545     100.0
Pharmacists                                                    775   $51,492      98.3         470   $57,813      99.6
Physicians and Surgeons                                      1,380  $129,500      99.2       1,085  $134,875      99.2
Physician Assistants                                           190   $47,969      70.9         100   $56,000      83.3



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                     25   $71,250     100.0          25   $71,250     100.0
Registered Nurses                                            8,080   $31,659      46.6       5,210   $36,202      46.7
Audiologists                                                    55   $52,656     100.0          40   $54,844     100.0
Occupational Therapists                                        165   $40,382     100.0          80   $43,472     100.0
Physical Therapists                                            505   $44,316      97.0         350   $46,959      97.4
Radiation Therapists                                            25   $35,089      25.9          25   $35,446      13.0
Recreational Therapists                                         55   $25,938      87.5          45   $28,125      91.1
Respiratory Therapists                                         295   $32,399      15.9         225   $35,288      13.0
Speech-Language Pathologists                                   365   $29,139      95.1         135   $33,854      92.6
Therapists, All Others                                         160   $30,388      78.0         120   $31,293      77.5
Veterinarians                                                  240   $56,429     100.0         185   $57,045     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                      4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                   1,055   $26,625      51.0         750   $30,645      50.7
Dental Hygienists                                              295   $31,513      28.0         125   $36,591      17.7
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians               890   $31,274      19.0         565   $35,640      17.3
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                   245   $24,298      29.9         180   $24,759      25.4
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                  925   $19,920      11.1         585   $21,724      10.1
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses            1,705   $20,760       6.5         980   $24,097       4.6
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians             390   $20,189       9.5         275   $22,420       9.0
Opticians, Dispensing                                          185   $19,550       8.2         150   $22,292       8.8
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians             165   $25,647      49.7         110   $28,750      50.5
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                  155   $12,500      64.1          95   $29,028      71.0

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                  5,900   $13,239       7.0       2,840   $17,221       6.8
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                     35   $18,365       0.0           4   $17,500       0.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                        205   $14,677      23.5         120   $20,398      20.7
Massage Therapists                                             155    $9,671      20.9          50   $18,854      41.2
Dental Assistants                                              570   $18,079       2.3         330   $20,568       3.4
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                 1,900   $16,216       9.7       1,120   $20,550       8.9

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                     115   $22,344      30.8          90   $23,333      29.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                   240   $34,837      24.1         225   $35,724      23.3
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                            70   $47,663      53.5          70   $47,663      53.5
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other             200   $24,453      23.6         165   $26,513      27.6
Fire Fighters                                                  555   $34,205       8.8         430   $35,994       7.2
Fire Inspectors                                                 75   $60,385      43.2          60   $53,036      44.1
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                     810   $23,077      23.4         655   $24,486      22.3
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                          180   $41,307      52.5         160   $41,364      51.9
Fish and Game Wardens                                           40   $28,750      67.5          40   $28,750      67.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                      4   $18,750       0.0           4   $18,750       0.0
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                           1,405   $29,195      22.4       1,265   $29,732      23.6
Transit and Railroad Police                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Animal Control Workers                                          70   $17,708       0.0          35   $20,536       0.0
Private Detectives and Investigators                           370   $24,900      27.2         310   $27,417      32.6
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers             1,070   $14,659      12.3         585   $20,711      14.5
Crossing Guards                                                 90    $3,833       0.0           4   $15,000       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers                160    $4,960      28.1          35   $37,083      30.3

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                           360   $16,487       5.8         170   $20,417       7.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                        1,780   $16,872      10.2       1,165   $20,459      11.7
Cooks                                                        4,815   $10,505       2.2       1,975   $15,117       2.1
Food Preparation Workers                                       910    $8,010       3.6         200   $13,583       0.0
Bartenders                                                   1,485   $10,205       8.3         595   $14,738       3.7
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                          545   $10,272       3.5         240   $15,581       2.9
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                  230    $6,328       5.6          65   $21,625       0.0
Waiters and Waitresses                                       3,605    $8,978       7.3       1,010   $13,796       4.7
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                    405   $10,536       5.4         135   $19,567       9.8
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                      220    $9,306       5.5          60   $17,000       0.0
Dishwashers                                                    710    $6,498       3.7         215   $11,575       7.9
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                         235    $5,957       7.2          40   $13,750       5.3
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                     10    $9,583       0.0           0         .        .

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                           625   $19,223       5.9         445   $21,425       4.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                          260   $21,597      16.9         155   $25,400      14.3
Janitors and Building Cleaners                               6,430   $13,934       5.0       3,330   $19,632       4.5
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                              3,680    $8,863       2.4       1,170   $12,778       1.7
Pest Control Workers                                           100   $40,469       2.0          80   $40,833       2.5
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                  1,660   $11,489       9.3         665   $21,191       8.6

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers              215   $22,917      28.2         180   $24,844      30.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                      275   $17,708      32.0         200   $21,719      32.2
Animal Trainers                                                110   $11,190      23.1          75   $14,375      30.1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                      195   $14,250       8.2         115   $16,006       4.3



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 330   $14,063      11.4         180   $16,932      13.5
Motion Picture Projectionists                                    4    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                      40    $2,386       0.0           4   $41,250       0.0
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                      215    $7,401      13.6          40   $20,000       7.9
Funeral Service Workers                                         45   $17,778       6.5          25   $25,385      11.5
Barbers                                                        160   $11,688       9.9          80   $16,250      14.1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists               1,960   $13,410       6.8       1,020   $16,875       8.3
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                       80   $19,427       0.0          65   $20,417       0.0
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                       60   $11,719      17.7          40   $16,500       0.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                         150    $9,688      38.0          50   $22,794      61.5
Transportation Attendants                                       45   $25,208      14.9           4   $26,250      60.0
Child Care Workers                                           5,290    $9,051      15.7       2,610   $13,875      16.4
Personal and Home Care Aides                                   595   $11,122       7.5         270   $16,792      10.1
Recreation and Fitness Workers                                 805   $14,327      34.9         405   $22,664      44.4
Residential Advisors                                           355   $14,623      20.7         170   $18,107      25.4
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                    55   $12,500       9.3          10    $9,750       0.0

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    8,755   $25,523      20.7       7,145   $27,731      20.4
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    2,450   $32,435      26.0       2,030   $36,202      26.5
Cashiers                                                     5,375    $9,802       5.6       1,940   $15,454       6.3
Counter and Rental Clerks                                      250   $11,103      13.6         105   $21,172       5.8
Parts Salespersons                                             565   $26,769       6.0         470   $28,138       6.2
Retail Salespersons                                          8,670   $16,191      19.3       4,740   $26,273      21.0
Advertising Sales Agents                                       705   $30,328      37.5         545   $30,170      34.0
Insurance Sales Agents                                       2,165   $31,124      42.3       1,630   $36,294      41.6
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                                 865   $28,712      50.1         610   $36,528      56.6
Travel Agents                                                  190   $16,970      23.4         135   $19,632      27.8
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                   1,175   $29,646      34.7         920   $31,694      36.3
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing           3,585   $35,302      34.0       2,950   $37,433      35.0
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                   100    $3,214       8.0          10   $14,583       0.0
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                         1,075   $32,076      40.6         790   $35,948      39.0
Sales Engineers                                                 15   $45,893      15.4          10   $46,250      18.2
Telemarketers                                                  840   $10,980      19.0         355   $18,548      32.5
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                          585    $8,569      14.8         210   $25,037      16.1
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                           535   $27,724      36.4         355   $33,958      51.8

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                               4,185   $26,164      23.4       3,395   $28,407      24.2
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service             200   $15,222       4.0          95   $17,148       2.2



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                            285   $21,506      17.4         165   $27,188      15.9
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                     4    $2,083      40.0           0         .        .
Bill and Account Collectors                                  1,985   $20,896      21.4       1,370   $22,410      24.1
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators               775   $18,879      12.8         560   $20,954      11.8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                 6,930   $17,236      12.7       4,255   $20,919      12.4
Gaming Cage Workers                                             90   $13,162      11.0          45   $17,917       2.3
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                                 430   $20,708      22.1         265   $22,399      17.7
Procurement Clerks                                              95   $24,702      14.4          70   $27,891      17.4
Tellers                                                      1,390   $15,323       7.2         790   $16,863       6.6
Brokerage Clerks                                                30   $11,500      60.0          20   $16,429     100.0
Correspondence Clerks                                          115   $20,489       7.1          75   $20,804      10.4
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                           160   $18,468      15.6         125   $19,792      15.0
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                        430   $18,525      21.4         290   $22,900      28.1
Customer Service Representatives                             5,985   $19,482      18.2       4,045   $21,807      18.5
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                   60   $40,156      47.5          50   $31,250      36.7
File Clerks                                                    730   $14,023      13.8         370   $20,864      16.4
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                           400   $10,625      10.5         175   $16,174       8.5
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                       735    $9,199      27.5         215   $21,722      28.1
Library Assistants, Clerical                                   380    $8,393      20.6          95   $20,625      26.0
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                   520   $21,343      26.1         400   $21,869      29.2
New Account Clerks                                              75   $15,714      12.2          50   $21,250      18.4
Order Clerks                                                   460   $17,083       8.9         275   $21,463      12.8
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                  125   $18,906      21.1         100   $21,053      26.0
Receptionists and Information Clerks                         2,800   $15,046      10.5       1,490   $19,217       9.1
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                                525   $14,442      16.3         280   $16,429      21.4
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                       280   $21,736      26.6         235   $22,236      27.2
Cargo and Freight Agents                                        15   $22,222       0.0          15   $22,222       0.0
Couriers and Messengers                                        410   $20,208       8.7         245   $27,006       9.0
Dispatchers                                                    640   $24,715      17.2         500   $27,063      21.5
Meter Readers, Utilities                                        80   $29,712      16.0          60   $30,714      22.4
Postal Service Clerks                                          490   $37,825       8.0         300   $41,064       7.3
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                 1,170   $36,275      14.5         830   $38,925      15.0
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                                 380   $35,662       7.4         230   $40,662       5.6
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                    745   $23,782      27.3         610   $25,400      27.8
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                      1,310   $20,047       7.5         975   $21,624       6.6
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                               2,725   $15,901       8.8       1,580   $20,760       9.0
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                                245   $17,073       6.1         120   $26,667       3.3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                   11,395   $17,350      13.5       7,035   $20,332      12.6
Computer Operators                                             655   $20,946      10.7         455   $21,321       9.8
Data Entry Keyers                                            1,435   $16,897      11.5         870   $20,226      11.5
Word Processors and Typists                                    415   $17,355       9.7         245   $21,164       6.1
Desktop Publishers                                              40   $21,953      35.9          35   $22,344      41.2
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                  630   $20,048      15.4         480   $20,821      13.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except
  Postal Service                                               440   $16,500       3.0         245   $20,130       4.5
Office Clerks, General                                       3,070   $15,398      13.1       1,640   $20,488      10.3
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                      120   $15,431      24.2          65   $16,938      21.5
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                   60   $15,461      50.8          35   $17,171      60.6
Statistical Assistants                                          75   $27,763       2.6          70   $28,158       0.0
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other         1,210   $20,979      25.2         755   $25,478      26.4

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                         200   $27,750      24.1         145   $31,726      30.6
Agricultural Inspectors                                         65   $26,364      26.6          55   $26,705      32.1
Animal Breeders                                                  4   $25,417       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                      85   $22,083      27.1          45   $28,281      23.3
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                           5,180   $14,157       8.0       3,100   $19,176       8.3
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                             50    $4,000      44.2          15   $17,500       0.0
Hunters and Trappers                                            30   $19,583       7.1          20   $25,500       9.1
Forest and Conservation Workers                                 75   $17,500      25.0          40   $28,125      44.7
Logging Workers                                                300   $22,656       8.7          85   $24,107       6.0

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                              2,500   $34,587       7.8       2,025   $35,890       7.4
Boilermakers                                                    25   $39,375       0.0          10   $42,500       0.0
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                      420   $26,359       5.0         250   $30,417       7.3
Carpenters                                                   4,550   $21,500       7.6       2,915   $25,060       8.2
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers                485   $22,450       8.7         300   $29,141       9.3
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                      430   $24,702       1.6         220   $26,726       1.4
Contruction Laborers                                         2,945   $18,642       5.8       1,520   $24,290       6.2
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators              70   $22,941       4.3          20   $22,083      15.8
Pile-Driver Operators                                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                  1,675   $23,129       3.9         900   $26,490       3.3
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                       495   $19,096       3.4         320   $22,604       3.8
Electricians                                                 1,625   $29,895       4.9       1,240   $31,492       5.4
Glaziers                                                       115   $26,125      11.4          95   $26,500       6.4
Insulation Workers                                              55   $15,893       0.0          40   $17,875       0.0
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                       1,010   $17,674       6.9         545   $22,359       5.9
Paperhangers                                                    30    $4,261      29.0          10   $23,750     100.0
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters          1,445   $25,289       4.3       1,130   $27,799       3.5
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                    50   $26,103       0.0          50   $26,103       0.0
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                        15   $30,417       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Roofers                                                        355   $18,958       4.2         150   $20,938      10.1
Sheet Metal Workers                                            320   $25,172       8.5         230   $26,394      10.9
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                              100   $25,000       2.0          50   $31,750       4.0
Helpers, Construction Trades                                    95   $16,250       0.0          50   $20,625       0.0
Construction and Building Inspectors                           180   $28,043       8.2         105   $30,885      14.3
Elevator Installers and Repairers                               25   $40,938      14.8          20   $55,125      21.1



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                  95    $2,308       2.1          20   $18,281       0.0
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                             55   $20,375       0.0          25   $21,125       0.0
Highway Maintenance Workers                                    730   $22,729       1.4         530   $23,518       1.9
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                     45   $34,821       0.0          20   $41,000       0.0
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                    30    $9,844       3.4          10   $18,333       8.3
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers                  70   $20,208       0.0          35   $37,188       0.0
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                           4   $26,250       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                              170   $30,278       8.3          95   $30,694       1.0
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                      50   $25,250       0.0          30   $26,875       0.0
Mining Machine Operators                                       240   $36,458       4.1         190   $37,222       5.3
Roof Bolters, Mining                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Other Extraction Workers                                        45   $26,875      11.6          35   $32,500       0.0

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                   1,185   $33,992       9.9       1,090   $35,139      10.6
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                    825   $25,156      17.5         635   $27,939      18.1
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                505   $33,942       7.3         445   $34,602       7.4
Avionics Technicians                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers              55   $23,516       0.0          45   $24,297       0.0
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                       45   $38,438       2.3          45   $38,438       2.3
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                      15   $20,313       0.0          15   $14,844       0.0
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                110   $25,000       2.8          75   $27,727       3.9
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                      65   $28,333       4.7          45   $30,139       6.7
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                     340   $31,094       2.1         295   $32,125       2.4
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                          770   $25,074       4.9         645   $26,719       4.8
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                      130   $20,833       7.0          75   $24,554       0.0
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                 3,125   $23,524       4.0       2,500   $25,784       3.6
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                1,200   $27,246       3.2       1,005   $28,633       2.2
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                    980   $27,500       1.7         800   $29,000       1.4
Small Engine Mechanics                                         145   $23,393       3.4         110   $25,903       4.5
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                    285   $20,568       3.5         240   $20,268       0.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                      55   $31,442      22.6          50   $31,538      24.0
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                     635   $25,181      11.3         520   $26,969      12.7
Home Appliance Repairers                                       195   $27,895       5.1         160   $27,262       6.2
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics                  900   $30,243       2.7         785   $31,875       3.1
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                      1,305   $24,338       7.3         980   $27,245       6.7
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                  55   $24,615       0.0          35   $25,000       0.0
Millwrights                                                    155   $29,375       9.0         110   $28,438       6.3
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers                 550   $38,278       6.5         460   $39,816       6.3
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers               440   $27,917       6.4         325   $29,891       8.6
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                   145   $27,917      22.4         100   $29,940      15.2
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                    225   $20,208      10.2         170   $26,406       0.0
Commercial Divers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                   85   $20,938      22.1          80   $20,938      23.8
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers                60   $22,750       6.7          40   $23,125       5.1
Riggers                                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                               20   $38,750       0.0          10   $45,208       0.0
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers          15   $16,364       0.0          15   $16,477       0.0
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers            605   $22,408       6.1         450   $27,708       6.9

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                          3,275   $30,711      11.7       2,775   $31,576      11.6
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                 1,155   $16,361       4.8         880   $17,005       2.8
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                            20   $25,714       0.0          15   $26,250       0.0
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                        85   $26,055       9.2          65   $26,094      12.7
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                     4,230   $19,412       5.4       2,830   $21,892       6.3
Bakers                                                         590   $13,542       5.4         350   $18,750       4.0
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                    1,840   $20,389       1.4       1,160   $22,475       2.2
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                         45   $22,614       4.7          35   $23,409       5.6
Food Batchmakers                                               205   $21,719       5.3         140   $24,355       7.7
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                      40   $10,875       0.0          10   $19,464       0.0
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                      65   $27,500      14.1          65   $27,500      14.1
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                55   $26,691       0.0          45   $26,103       0.0
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $15,000       0.0           4   $15,000       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                             25   $22,250       0.0          20   $22,679       0.0
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                     290   $18,456       3.1         215   $21,023       1.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                45   $20,313       0.0          30   $25,179       0.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                                 245   $19,350       0.0         160   $22,667       0.0
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                25   $19,375      14.8          15   $21,875      23.5
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    15   $24,844       0.0          15   $24,844       0.0
Machinists                                                   1,340   $27,950       5.1       1,180   $28,933       5.0
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                    55   $25,179       0.0          40   $27,500       0.0
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic               15   $40,417       0.0          15   $40,417       0.0
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                   305   $23,472      13.2         245   $24,142      10.3
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $31,250       0.0           4   $31,250       0.0
Tool and Die Makers                                            100   $35,556       0.0          85   $36,528       0.0
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                      2,910   $25,683       2.6       2,320   $26,706       1.9
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 4   $41,250       0.0           4   $41,250       0.0
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                               4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    40   $26,964       0.0          40   $26,964       0.0
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                            40   $29,821      19.5          30   $36,875       0.0
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                   875   $22,478       8.1         745   $23,802       8.6
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                                 90   $15,962       2.3          50   $19,821       3.9
Job Printers                                                   170   $20,179      13.7         130   $31,250      15.6
Prepress Technicians and Workers                               140   $18,798      17.7          95   $20,329      18.6
Printing Machine Operators                                     565   $22,484       8.3         455   $24,775      10.4
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                               775   $12,210       4.6         330   $18,250       3.4
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials              105   $10,833       0.0          40   $24,583       0.0
Sewing Machine Operators                                       670   $13,193       3.6         330   $17,069       3.6
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                          60   $22,500      20.0          45   $25,000      26.1
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                              25   $24,000       0.0          15   $25,278       0.0
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                               245    $4,972      21.5         125   $10,333      20.2
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                        4   $11,250       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                         4   $10,625      33.3           4   $11,250       0.0
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                                 4   $26,250       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Upholsterers                                                    90    $6,806       7.7          35   $13,281       0.0
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other             4    $6,250       0.0           4    $6,250       0.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                             450   $20,822       5.8         345   $22,750       7.3
Furniture Finishers                                             80   $20,962      10.0          50   $22,188      14.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood           215   $22,344       0.0         165   $24,167       0.0
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                                205   $20,977       4.9         125   $23,920       5.5
Woodworkers, All Other                                         155   $15,833       3.8          75   $18,000       7.9
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers            95   $46,250      13.8          75   $45,625      16.9
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                      130   $32,500      18.2         120   $33,239      16.8
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                      315   $30,547       9.2         280   $31,386       8.9
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                        85   $32,411      10.3          75   $33,958      12.3
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                   90   $22,212       9.0          55   $22,212       3.5
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                      440   $26,185       8.0         295   $27,540       6.4
Cutting Workers                                                340   $18,633       7.7         200   $22,424       6.5
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                              145   $22,371       6.3          70   $26,750       5.7
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                       60   $38,500       0.0          55   $38,800       0.0
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers          2,090   $22,156      14.1       1,440   $26,266      15.0
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                  320   $21,047       7.5         205   $23,571      11.8
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians          210   $19,444       3.8         150   $24,265       3.4
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders            820   $21,234       5.8         570   $23,577       5.2
Painting Workers                                               515   $21,266       6.4         380   $22,500       0.5
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                      170   $16,652      19.2         135   $17,370      18.8
Semiconductor Processors                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders              80   $22,500       2.4          70   $25,875       2.9
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                         40   $14,519       0.0          25   $16,875       0.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders             4   $16,250       0.0           0         .        .
Etchers and Engravers                                          155   $21,842      18.2         115   $23,594      24.1
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                       65   $23,661       9.5          60   $24,018      10.2
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders            65   $13,616       0.0          45   $14,450       0.0
Tire Builders                                                   25   $21,786       0.0          20   $22,083       0.0
Helpers-Production Workers                                      40   $13,750       0.0          20   $28,958       0.0
Production Workers, All Other                                3,420   $21,364       4.9       2,385   $24,343       5.8

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                      555   $27,314       9.9         465   $30,375      10.1
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                           275   $50,667      55.5         205   $51,250      51.7
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                   70   $60,833      13.9          60   $61,750      16.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          SOUTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency
  Medical Technicians                                           45   $16,607       0.0          45   $17,143       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                  1,365   $11,990       8.0         380   $21,226       6.1
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                      11,080   $25,506       4.9       7,275   $29,218       5.0
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                     220   $12,019      13.2          80   $19,352      15.9
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                              35   $10,000      50.0          15   $90,694       0.0
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                             215   $60,063      11.1         175   $60,938      13.6
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                     4   $46,250       0.0           0         .        .
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                            175   $52,212      12.6         145   $58,393      13.6
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                       35   $14,063      38.9           4   $29,583       0.0
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                       20   $14,107       0.0           4   $53,750       0.0
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                            25   $22,083      36.0          15   $13,750       0.0
Ship Engineers                                                   4   $43,750       0.0           0         .        .
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Parking Lot Attendants                                          75   $11,406       0.0          25   $21,417       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                     485   $15,303       5.8         280   $17,136       7.5
Transportation Inspectors                                      140   $28,229      19.4         105   $29,896       9.3
Other Transportation Workers                                    30   $25,750      22.6          20   $40,714      35.0
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                  15   $22,917      33.3          15   $22,917      33.3
Crane and Tower Operators                                      155   $30,707       1.3         115   $31,938       1.8
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators              230   $20,600       0.9         125   $22,500       1.6
Hoist and Winch Operators                                       55   $39,792       0.0          50   $40,083       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                         935   $22,607       5.0         680   $25,677       5.4
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                            890   $16,235       0.0         540   $20,410       0.0
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                       3,910   $18,533       6.3       2,355   $22,927       7.0
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                                 125   $17,344       0.0         100   $19,896       0.0
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                    870   $15,038       7.1         540   $19,483       4.8
Pumping Station Operators                                        4   $29,375      20.0           4   $29,375      20.0
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                     360   $15,313       3.9         220   $23,839       0.9
Shuttle Car Operators                                            4    $9,688       0.0           4    $8,750       0.0
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Material Moving Workers, All Other                             160   $30,185      10.6         150   $30,648      10.0

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010