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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: South Dakota: Females

(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                                             178,065   $17,099      24.7     103,415   $21,980      27.7

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                               255   $35,341      52.1         200   $50,119      55.0
General and Operations Managers                                670   $31,292      35.3         585   $32,000      34.6
Legislators                                                     35   $21,146      77.1          15   $40,938      68.8
Advertising and Promotions Managers                             60   $22,917      19.4          35   $26,250      25.7
Marketing and Sales Managers                                   820   $27,152      41.4         635   $30,095      40.1
Public Relations Managers                                       50   $31,161      54.9          50   $31,161      54.9
Administrative Services Managers                                40   $21,875       0.0          15   $27,656       0.0
Computer and Information Systems Managers                      150   $31,042      35.1         135   $31,125      35.3
Financial Managers                                           1,620   $28,144      34.6       1,340   $29,069      35.9
Human Resources Managers                                       510   $34,352      44.9         440   $35,585      48.2
Industrial Production Managers                                 150   $29,643      23.0         130   $31,818      23.5
Purchasing Managers                                            125   $22,308      19.0          85   $26,250      19.0
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers             100   $22,411       8.2          85   $26,719       9.4
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                   400   $12,208      25.4         240   $18,214      22.3
Farmers and Ranchers                                         1,885    $7,240      16.0       1,160    $8,590      16.9
Construction Managers                                           95   $29,018      39.8          80   $27,768      29.1
Education Administrators                                     1,085   $28,341      59.9         640   $29,926      54.1
Engineering Managers                                            10   $51,875      33.3          10   $51,875      33.3
Food Service Managers                                        1,005   $18,857      14.3         665   $22,152      12.6
Funeral Directors                                                4   $25,625       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Gaming Managers                                                150   $18,500       2.7         105   $20,795       3.8
Lodging Managers                                               415   $18,849      28.0         275   $20,370      27.4
Medical and Health Services Managers                           770   $31,000      38.5         630   $32,738      40.0
Natural Sciences Managers                                       10   $28,611      90.0          10   $28,611      90.0
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                           310   $25,500       7.7         170   $38,917       9.4
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                     510   $19,770      21.8         305   $22,963      18.1
Social and Community Service Managers                          525   $21,794      46.1         370   $23,780      41.1
Managers, All Other                                          1,275   $25,908      30.1       1,015   $29,943      29.0

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                      4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products              235   $17,284      26.6         120   $19,632      24.0
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                                300   $25,958      28.6         255   $27,560      27.3
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                                315   $25,145      28.8         280   $25,756      27.5
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                        165   $24,500      32.5         150   $25,536      33.8
Cost Estimators                                                 20   $30,000      38.9          20   $30,000      38.9



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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                                                1,370   $25,795      33.2       1,080   $27,017      35.0
Logisticians                                                    20   $11,250      30.0           4   $13,750     100.0
Management Analysts                                            315   $31,372      57.1         210   $32,292      53.1
Meeting and Convention Planners                                 20   $30,313      44.4          10   $31,563      80.0
Other Business Operations Specialists                          320   $21,791      21.6         270   $23,094      17.1
Accountants and Auditors                                     2,635   $23,697      46.1       1,915   $26,144      46.2
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                        145   $23,636      18.1          75   $22,260       7.8
Budget Analysts                                                 40   $38,250       4.9          40   $38,250       4.9
Credit Analysts                                                235   $21,344      16.1         185   $22,118      10.3
Financial Analysts                                              20   $30,625      22.7          15   $32,031      38.5
Personal Financial Advisors                                     90   $27,308      39.8          70   $32,917      28.2
Insurance Underwriters                                          90   $27,639      11.2          65   $32,917      14.9
Financial Examiners                                             25   $66,518      88.9          25   $66,786     100.0
Loan Counselors and Officers                                   735   $27,385      26.7         625   $29,048      25.0
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                   80   $19,732      28.4          60   $27,578      34.4
Tax Preparers                                                  140   $11,375      31.2          50   $17,000      18.0
Financial Specialists, All Other                               130   $21,886      36.4         100   $21,864      32.4

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                         315   $27,385      26.9         235   $29,712      19.0
Computer Programmers                                           270   $34,900      51.1         185   $36,719      52.4
Computer Software Engineers                                    225   $33,942      72.0         170   $37,174      80.0
Computer Support Specialists                                   345   $27,222      39.2         245   $30,043      36.3
Database Administrators                                         35   $22,083      67.6          25   $33,750      55.6
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                     65   $26,364      39.1          45   $32,829      55.6
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts                110   $20,156      56.3          60   $30,294      39.7
Actuaries                                                       15   $65,417     100.0          15   $65,417     100.0
Mathematicians                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Operations Research Analysts                                    75   $27,300      43.2          60   $26,848      34.5
Statisticians                                                    0         .        .            0         .        .
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                   0         .        .            0         .        .

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                        20   $27,019     100.0          10   $45,625     100.0
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists                  4   $23,250      71.4           0         .        .
Aerospace Engineers                                             15   $35,568       0.0          15   $35,568       0.0
Agricultural Engineers                                           4    $1,250       0.0           0         .        .
Biomedical Engineers                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Chemical Engineers                                               4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Civil Engineers                                                 80   $36,250      96.3          70   $36,875      95.7
Computer Hardware Engineers                                     40   $13,871      18.4          35   $13,952      19.4
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                             20   $24,286     100.0          10   $35,750     100.0
Environmental Engineers                                         15   $31,071      71.4           4   $36,250     100.0
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety               50   $42,813      49.0          40   $60,341      35.9
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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                              4   $51,250     100.0           4   $51,250     100.0
Mechanical Engineers                                             4   $36,750     100.0           4   $36,750     100.0
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                               4   $41,250     100.0           4   $41,250     100.0
Nuclear Engineers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Petroleum Engineers                                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Engineers, All Others                                           40   $30,667      21.1          40   $30,667      21.1
Drafters                                                       160   $25,556      13.8         105   $26,875      13.2
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                       125   $22,981      13.7          85   $24,519      17.4
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                               15   $11,458      70.6           4   $21,250     100.0

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                                30   $18,889      92.9          30   $18,889      92.9
Biological Scientists                                           75   $26,250      82.7          50   $31,875      96.2
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                           50   $33,958      92.2          40   $45,417      89.7
Medical Scientists                                              10   $75,833     100.0           4   $77,083     100.0
Astronomers and Physicists                                       0         .        .            0         .        .
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                                20   $16,154     100.0          15   $16,538     100.0
Chemists and Materials Scientists                               15   $15,000     100.0          10   $40,833     100.0
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                      45   $29,167      26.1          30   $30,568      31.0
Physical Scientists, All Other                                  25   $30,139      88.9          15   $31,667     100.0
Economists                                                      10   $29,643     100.0          10   $29,643     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                       65   $25,380      36.9          50   $25,435      34.6
Psychologists                                                  105   $33,125     100.0          45   $55,208     100.0
Sociologists                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Urban and Regional Planners                                     10   $35,833     100.0           4    $6,250     100.0
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers             65   $19,375     100.0          50   $23,750     100.0
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                      115   $26,827      23.9          95   $28,224      25.3
Biological Technicians                                           4   $20,313       0.0           4   $20,625       0.0
Chemical Technicians                                            45    $9,444      38.6          15   $21,818       0.0
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                             4   $28,750       0.0           4   $28,750       0.0
Nuclear Technicians                                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians           165   $11,813      38.3          90   $28,672      46.2

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                   1,255   $23,109      75.6         740   $25,404      72.8
Social Workers                                               1,175   $22,798      66.5         915   $24,695      67.8
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists                 615   $18,588      44.9         385   $24,833      53.1
Clergy                                                         230   $15,500      78.0         120   $23,214      73.3
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                  145   $12,917      61.4          55   $20,625      49.1
Religious Workers, All Other                                   130   $13,672      72.3          55   $19,330      76.4

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                        280   $37,000      99.6         205   $40,625      99.5
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers                 20   $29,167      75.0          10   $62,857      58.3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                                315   $21,250      29.3         240   $23,087      25.1
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                            325   $23,214      23.3         250   $25,117      18.7



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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                                       1,535   $28,051      86.9       1,100   $32,414      89.9
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                            955   $14,467      59.5         655   $16,905      64.2
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                        8,035   $24,729      95.0       6,060   $26,823      97.3
Secondary School Teachers                                    1,345   $25,031      93.5       1,015   $26,618      96.6
Special Education Teachers                                     640   $23,391      82.5         475   $25,060      84.6
Other Teachers and Instructors                               1,170   $12,067      40.9         410   $19,280      42.0
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                    65   $15,417      76.9          30   $26,250      90.6
Librarians                                                     505   $23,490      72.2         200   $27,069      77.7
Library Technicians                                             95   $11,438      25.3          25   $14,500      29.2
Teacher Assistants                                           2,625    $9,144      16.8         485   $13,105      13.8
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers                 150   $26,313      74.2          95   $30,673      78.1

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                    300    $7,202      44.7         125   $15,694      27.8
Designers                                                      870   $16,328      35.2         540   $19,978      33.4
Actors                                                           4   $71,250       0.0           0         .        .
Producers and Directors                                         85   $27,679      69.0          50   $28,462      80.0
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers                 125    $5,000      40.5          10   $30,357       0.0
Dancers and Choreographers                                      10    $8,214       0.0           0         .        .
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                         115    $6,010      68.1          25   $20,139     100.0
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                            45    $7,969       0.0           0         .        .
Announcers                                                      35   $17,981       5.7          20   $19,423       0.0
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                   145   $15,337      77.2          55   $22,813      92.7
Public Relations Specialists                                   135   $21,339      42.9          80   $31,750      40.5
Editors                                                        115   $22,250      63.2          85   $25,673      63.9
Technical Writers                                               30   $24,107      90.3          25   $25,208      88.0
Writers and Authors                                             85   $11,250      83.7          35   $18,500     100.0
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                   60   $16,667      13.3          10   $26,406      72.7
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                                4    $1,250       0.0           4    $1,250       0.0
Photographers                                                  115    $5,750      15.8          30   $21,563      29.0
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                         10    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                   30   $20,000      92.9          15   $19,375      85.7
Dentists                                                        30   $55,625     100.0          10   $52,000     100.0
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                   225   $27,083      67.4         150   $35,526      65.3
Optometrists                                                    30   $92,750     100.0          25   $94,750     100.0
Pharmacists                                                    375   $45,833      96.5         195   $55,781      99.0
Physicians and Surgeons                                        250   $54,625     100.0         155  $102,841     100.0
Physician Assistants                                           135   $36,667      64.7          60   $50,625      75.9



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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Registered Nurses                                            7,605   $31,371      45.9       4,825   $35,809      45.6
Audiologists                                                    25   $40,417     100.0          20   $37,083     100.0
Occupational Therapists                                        155   $40,174     100.0          75   $42,639     100.0
Physical Therapists                                            335   $41,974      97.3         195   $44,340      95.4
Radiation Therapists                                            25   $35,089      25.9          25   $35,446      13.0
Recreational Therapists                                         40   $24,615      92.1          30   $25,833     100.0
Respiratory Therapists                                         180   $31,528      11.5         120   $34,398       5.8
Speech-Language Pathologists                                   365   $29,083      95.1         135   $33,750      92.5
Therapists, All Others                                         105   $29,250      87.6          70   $31,691      85.9
Veterinarians                                                   20   $29,375     100.0          15   $30,250     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                      4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                     830   $25,828      52.2         550   $29,653      51.1
Dental Hygienists                                              295   $31,513      28.0         125   $36,591      17.7
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians               670   $28,941      19.9         390   $32,500      17.5
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                    65   $22,768      17.5          40   $23,571      21.4
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                  840   $19,359      10.0         530   $21,582       8.9
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses            1,645   $20,716       6.7         935   $23,980       4.8
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians             365   $19,583       8.2         255   $21,888       7.0
Opticians, Dispensing                                          140   $17,000       2.9         105   $18,083       1.9
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians             140   $25,855      51.8         100   $28,750      54.5
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                  100   $10,379      54.1          45   $12,037      61.4

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                  5,240   $12,848       5.8       2,475   $16,851       5.3
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                     25   $17,750       0.0           4   $17,500       0.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                        165   $14,375      27.5          90   $19,583      27.2
Massage Therapists                                             135   $11,154      23.5          40   $19,896      51.2
Dental Assistants                                              560   $17,934       1.6         325   $20,455       2.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                 1,670   $15,686       8.9         955   $19,329       7.3

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                      40   $18,068      18.4          25   $18,693       0.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                    15   $33,056       0.0          15   $33,056       0.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other              35   $21,250      27.3          25   $22,361      36.0
Fire Fighters                                                   10   $28,750       0.0          10   $28,750       0.0
Fire Inspectors                                                 10   $60,833      75.0           4   $16,250       0.0
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                     205   $21,378      23.4         160   $22,614      17.3
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                           45   $29,732      42.6          45   $29,732      42.6
Fish and Game Wardens                                            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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                             100   $25,515      11.8          80   $26,324      15.0
Transit and Railroad Police                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Animal Control Workers                                          25   $18,889       0.0          10   $19,028       0.0
Private Detectives and Investigators                           225   $23,125      19.0         185   $25,066      23.5
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers               200   $12,232      13.1         110   $16,346      13.4
Crossing Guards                                                 55    $4,896       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers                105    $4,167      28.3          10   $60,536      36.4

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                           175   $11,385       0.0          55   $15,750       0.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                        1,060   $14,498       7.5         600   $18,049      10.0
Cooks                                                        3,475    $9,764       2.3       1,265   $13,730       2.9
Food Preparation Workers                                       730    $7,801       3.2         130   $15,750       0.0
Bartenders                                                     755    $9,658       7.0         280   $14,764       1.1
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                          440   $10,810       2.7         205   $15,568       0.0
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                  190    $5,288       6.8          40   $12,143       0.0
Waiters and Waitresses                                       3,200    $8,833       6.8         875   $13,111       3.5
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                    345   $10,377       6.4         100   $19,318      13.3
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                      155   $10,313       7.7          40   $13,750       0.0
Dishwashers                                                    260    $3,799       1.2          25   $11,750      11.1
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                         190    $4,677       6.8          25   $14,583       7.7
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                      4    $7,917       0.0           0         .        .

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                           390   $15,660       3.6         250   $17,018       2.4
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                            4   $18,750       0.0           4   $18,750       0.0
Janitors and Building Cleaners                               1,850    $8,824       3.9         600   $16,162       2.2
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                              3,375    $8,616       1.7       1,025   $12,298       1.1
Pest Control Workers                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                    170    $5,547      14.8          35   $20,769       0.0

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers               75   $18,750      23.3          60   $19,091      25.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                      185   $20,455      31.2         135   $21,591      31.6
Animal Trainers                                                 15    $7,188      40.0          10   $20,417      44.4
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                      140   $13,750       5.0          90   $15,357       5.7



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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 170   $12,417      11.1         105   $16,513       8.6
Motion Picture Projectionists                                    4    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                      30    $1,705       0.0           0         .        .
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                      100    $6,000       7.0          20   $21,389       0.0
Funeral Service Workers                                         10    $6,875      27.3           4   $27,083      60.0
Barbers                                                         25   $15,625      11.1          20   $16,250      16.7
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists               1,900   $13,293       7.0         965   $16,838       8.8
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                       50   $18,750       0.0          40   $23,125       0.0
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                       25   $19,063      11.1          25   $20,000       0.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                          15   $10,000      12.5           0         .        .
Transportation Attendants                                       40   $25,313      16.7           4   $26,250     100.0
Child Care Workers                                           5,035    $8,938      16.2       2,505   $13,567      16.9
Personal and Home Care Aides                                   535   $11,186       7.3         230   $16,551      10.8
Recreation and Fitness Workers                                 565   $13,113      31.1         270   $20,139      43.9
Residential Advisors                                           240   $14,375      20.6         105   $18,583      36.2
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                    20    $4,583      25.0           0         .        .

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    3,570   $17,681      16.3       2,660   $20,214      15.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                      695   $24,160      27.6         525   $27,214      30.2
Cashiers                                                     4,465    $9,261       4.7       1,530   $14,305       4.3
Counter and Rental Clerks                                      165    $9,797       9.1          50   $20,417       0.0
Parts Salespersons                                              25   $11,875       0.0          10   $18,542       0.0
Retail Salespersons                                          4,310   $10,335      14.9       1,590   $17,096      14.1
Advertising Sales Agents                                       370   $26,518      32.5         275   $26,027      26.7
Insurance Sales Agents                                         855   $21,834      32.9         630   $23,320      27.2
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                                 455   $20,833      25.6         295   $25,000      32.0
Travel Agents                                                  185   $16,742      21.0         125   $19,191      24.4
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                     420   $21,795      26.1         325   $26,429      26.1
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing             680   $26,432      27.5         450   $30,539      33.3
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                    85    $3,542       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                           505   $25,156      34.2         345   $32,115      32.4
Sales Engineers                                                  0         .        .            0         .        .
Telemarketers                                                  560    $9,246       8.4         190   $15,391      14.4
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                          365    $6,909      13.1          85   $17,875      14.5
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                           230   $18,167      29.6         135   $26,875      48.9

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                               2,965   $23,292      19.1       2,365   $25,715      19.6
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service             185   $15,417       3.2          85   $17,109       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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                            235   $22,202      11.6         120   $30,789       9.2
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                     4   $18,750     100.0           0         .        .
Bill and Account Collectors                                  1,315   $20,169      14.8         900   $21,655      18.5
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators               685   $17,866      13.1         505   $20,442      11.3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                 6,475   $17,175      12.2       3,980   $20,783      11.4
Gaming Cage Workers                                             60    $2,383       0.0          20   $15,000       0.0
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                                 405   $20,377      23.1         245   $21,956      19.3
Procurement Clerks                                              65   $23,295       3.2          45   $24,205       0.0
Tellers                                                      1,320   $15,376       7.0         765   $16,853       5.9
Brokerage Clerks                                                25   $10,000      50.0          10   $15,357     100.0
Correspondence Clerks                                           90   $18,897       0.0          70   $20,208       0.0
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                           140   $18,992      13.7         125   $19,625      15.4
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                        365   $18,205      12.9         240   $22,717      17.1
Customer Service Representatives                             4,575   $18,369      15.7       3,020   $20,884      14.8
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                   35   $29,792      24.3          35   $29,375      20.0
File Clerks                                                    660   $13,328      12.4         320   $20,368      16.5
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                           305    $9,943       8.2         140   $16,250       5.0
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                       515    $9,316      24.3         155   $20,858      28.1
Library Assistants, Clerical                                   355    $9,137      20.1          95   $20,625      26.0
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                   450   $21,356      21.6         330   $22,234      23.7
New Account Clerks                                              65   $15,089      13.4          40   $17,273      21.4
Order Clerks                                                   295   $14,353       3.4         160   $21,618       5.0
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                  110   $16,979      17.4          85   $20,132      22.1
Receptionists and Information Clerks                         2,620   $14,906       9.0       1,425   $19,025       7.4
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                                410   $14,668      16.8         225   $16,496      21.3
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                       220   $21,921      20.4         180   $22,578      19.3
Cargo and Freight Agents                                         4   $26,250       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Couriers and Messengers                                        110    $7,050       0.0          20   $18,750       0.0
Dispatchers                                                    365   $21,051      17.4         260   $22,882      24.3
Meter Readers, Utilities                                        15   $15,625       0.0           4   $12,083       0.0
Postal Service Clerks                                          320   $29,750       5.0         170   $39,286       2.4
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                   300   $16,635       8.4         130   $35,625       6.3
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                                 210   $21,667       6.6         105   $42,500       6.6
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                    440   $20,558      23.5         335   $21,865      21.8
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                        620   $17,727       4.7         435   $19,667       4.8
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                               1,290   $13,560       6.1         710   $18,038       6.6
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                                145   $16,983       8.9          75   $26,250       2.6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                   11,070   $17,307      12.8       6,825   $20,272      12.0
Computer Operators                                             475   $20,481       8.0         320   $21,152       6.0
Data Entry Keyers                                            1,250   $16,654       9.2         765   $19,502       7.1
Word Processors and Typists                                    415   $17,371       9.7         245   $21,164       6.1
Desktop Publishers                                              30   $21,250      16.7          25   $21,641      20.0
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                  565   $19,472       9.0         425   $20,233       5.9



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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                                               295   $15,426       0.7         145   $18,674       0.0
Office Clerks, General                                       2,705   $15,628      12.4       1,495   $20,119      10.4
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                       90   $15,990      29.2          60   $16,563      18.6
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                   40    $9,792      41.0          20   $16,250      31.6
Statistical Assistants                                          55   $28,015       3.6          50   $28,456       0.0
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other           880   $19,075      18.3         535   $22,378      19.3

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                          40   $17,500      33.3          30   $29,375      45.2
Agricultural Inspectors                                         10   $46,250     100.0          10   $46,250     100.0
Animal Breeders                                                  4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                      25    $6,563       0.0          10   $15,833       0.0
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                             760    $5,547      13.7         335   $12,450      13.4
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                             25    $1,250      91.3           0         .        .
Hunters and Trappers                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Forest and Conservation Workers                                 25   $17,750      30.4          10   $38,750      58.3
Logging Workers                                                  0         .        .            0         .        .

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                                 35   $26,250      21.6          30   $32,969      27.6
Boilermakers                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                        4   $25,750       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Carpenters                                                      70   $21,875       0.0          50   $23,333       0.0
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers                 15    $8,750      42.9          10    $8,750      60.0
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                       10   $31,250       0.0          10   $31,250       0.0
Contruction Laborers                                           105   $11,750       2.8          45   $22,500       4.5
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators               4   $23,750       0.0           0         .        .
Pile-Driver Operators                                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                     15   $18,438       0.0           0         .        .
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                        30    $3,000       0.0           0         .        .
Electricians                                                    20   $26,016       0.0          20   $26,172       0.0
Glaziers                                                         4   $13,750       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Insulation Workers                                               0         .        .            0         .        .
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                         160   $15,250       6.9          95   $16,250       5.3
Paperhangers                                                    20    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters             30   $10,521       0.0          15   $11,932       0.0
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Roofers                                                         20   $31,250       0.0          20   $31,250       0.0
Sheet Metal Workers                                             10   $12,000       0.0           4   $25,625       0.0
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                                4   $25,000      50.0           4   $25,000      50.0
Helpers, Construction Trades                                    10    $1,250       0.0          10    $1,250       0.0
Construction and Building Inspectors                            30   $27,778      23.3          20   $29,444      38.9
Elevator Installers and Repairers                                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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                   4   $20,625       0.0           0         .        .
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Highway Maintenance Workers                                     15   $27,500       0.0           4   $25,000       0.0
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                           0         .        .            0         .        .
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                       0         .        .            0         .        .
Mining Machine Operators                                        15   $11,563       0.0          15   $11,563       0.0
Roof Bolters, Mining                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Other Extraction Workers                                         0         .        .            0         .        .

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                      50   $28,438      44.0          50   $28,438      44.0
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                    140   $19,667       7.0          90   $23,750       0.0
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                 55   $32,159       0.0          55   $32,159       0.0
Avionics Technicians                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers               4   $11,250       0.0           4   $11,250       0.0
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                       0         .        .            0         .        .
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                  4   $31,250       0.0           4   $31,250       0.0
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                       0         .        .            0         .        .
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                       4   $17,188       0.0           4   $17,188       0.0
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                            4    $1,250       0.0           4    $1,250       0.0
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                        4    $8,750       0.0           0         .        .
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                    25   $17,679       0.0          15   $20,000       0.0
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                   15   $23,625       0.0          15   $23,625       0.0
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                     15   $16,944       0.0          15   $16,944       0.0
Small Engine Mechanics                                           4   $23,750       0.0           4   $23,750       0.0
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                      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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                       4   $16,875       0.0           4   $18,750       0.0
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                      15   $18,625       0.0           4   $19,000       0.0
Home Appliance Repairers                                         4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics                   40   $24,306       0.0          35   $25,227       0.0
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                         60   $20,625      26.2          45   $22,000      36.4
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                  10   $18,750       0.0           0         .        .
Millwrights                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers                35   $19,464       0.0          35   $19,583       0.0
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                     10    $9,375      50.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Commercial Divers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                    0         .        .            0         .        .
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers                 0         .        .            0         .        .
Riggers                                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers          15   $16,477       0.0          15   $16,477       0.0
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers             25    $7,031       7.4          15   $11,250      14.3

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                            725   $23,750      13.1         590   $24,460      13.2
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                   855   $16,174       3.4         625   $16,777       0.0
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                         4   $13,750       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                     1,975   $17,653       3.2       1,290   $19,970       2.6
Bakers                                                         380   $11,056       6.3         190   $15,089       7.3
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                      500   $17,287       0.0         290   $19,543       0.0
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                         10   $12,083       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Food Batchmakers                                                75   $15,000       5.4          40   $18,977      10.3
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                      35   $10,375       0.0           4   $18,750       0.0
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                       4   $21,250      40.0           4   $21,250      40.0
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                15   $26,250       0.0          15   $26,250       0.0
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $13,750       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                             10   $20,972       0.0          10   $21,250       0.0
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                      75   $16,375       0.0          65   $16,688       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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                                15   $13,750       0.0          15   $13,750       0.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                                  55   $15,568       0.0          20   $17,045       0.0
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 4   $21,250     100.0           4   $21,250     100.0
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    10   $23,750       0.0          10   $23,750       0.0
Machinists                                                      75   $22,438       2.7          55   $23,125       3.7
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic                0         .        .            0         .        .
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    80   $20,991       0.0          55   $21,563       0.0
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Tool and Die Makers                                             10   $34,167       0.0           4   $33,750       0.0
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                        160   $15,132       0.0         115   $17,426       0.0
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 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                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                             4   $16,250       0.0           4   $16,250       0.0
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                   240   $20,761       0.8         190   $21,250       0.0
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                                 60   $10,208       0.0          25   $16,346       0.0
Job Printers                                                    70   $15,438      21.7          45   $16,397      26.7
Prepress Technicians and Workers                               100   $17,692      25.0          65   $18,702      27.7
Printing Machine Operators                                     130   $17,574       4.7          80   $22,500       7.5
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                               560   $11,073       5.3         175   $15,179       3.4
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials               60    $5,000       0.0          15   $19,375       0.0
Sewing Machine Operators                                       610   $12,690       3.3         295   $16,294       2.7
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                          15   $35,417      66.7          10   $36,111     100.0
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                              15   $25,278       0.0          15   $25,278       0.0
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                               245    $4,917      21.6         120   $10,250      20.5
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   $11,250       0.0           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                                                    40    $4,196       0.0          20    $4,000       0.0
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other             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; FEMALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                              45    $8,472       0.0          15   $22,321       0.0
Furniture Finishers                                             30   $13,214       3.3          15   $15,000       0.0
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood            30   $15,000       0.0          10   $21,875       0.0
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                                 50   $19,583       5.9          35   $19,583       0.0
Woodworkers, All Other                                          10   $15,000       0.0          10   $15,000       0.0
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers             4    $1,250       0.0           0         .        .
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                        4    $2,500       0.0           0         .        .
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                        4   $26,250     100.0           4   $26,250     100.0
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                        15   $24,250       0.0          15   $25,000       0.0
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                    4   $19,375       0.0           4   $73,750       0.0
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                       40   $11,071       0.0           4   $20,417       0.0
Cutting Workers                                                150   $12,016       4.7          70   $17,132      10.1
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                               15   $21,042      13.3          15   $21,042      13.3
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers          1,015   $18,709       9.1         695   $21,862      10.0
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                  155   $18,264       3.2          85   $19,306       5.8
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians          150   $16,106       1.3          90   $19,167       0.0
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders            410   $20,160       0.7         280   $22,820       1.1
Painting Workers                                               105   $13,992      12.6          70   $14,919       0.0
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                       80   $16,300      18.8          60   $17,300      25.9
Semiconductor Processors                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders              30   $21,250       6.5          20   $26,250      10.5
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                         25   $13,125       0.0          10   $14,583       0.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders             0         .        .            0         .        .
Etchers and Engravers                                           75   $11,500      14.5          40   $20,769      26.2
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                       35   $21,964      11.4          35   $22,321      12.1
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders            45   $14,050       0.0          40   $14,300       0.0
Tire Builders                                                    0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers-Production Workers                                      20   $10,625       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Production Workers, All Other                                1,315   $19,774       5.7         885   $22,406       5.8

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                      140   $20,625      12.9         105   $26,302      11.7
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                             4   $36,250     100.0           4   $36,250     100.0
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                   10   $60,208       0.0          10   $60,208       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; FEMALES

                                                                               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                                           10   $20,833       0.0          10   $20,833       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                    465   $10,697       5.0          75   $20,417       2.7
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                         585   $15,646       8.0         270   $19,784       9.7
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                      35    $7,500       0.0           4   $17,500       0.0
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                               4   $11,250     100.0           0         .        .
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                              10   $49,167       0.0          10   $49,167       0.0
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                             10    $3,750       0.0          10    $3,750       0.0
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                             4   $13,750       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Ship Engineers                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Parking Lot Attendants                                          15   $21,083       0.0          15   $21,250       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                     175   $11,713       4.0          95   $15,302       7.2
Transportation Inspectors                                       15   $12,083       0.0          10   $28,333       0.0
Other Transportation Workers                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Crane and Tower Operators                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators                0         .        .            0         .        .
Hoist and Winch Operators                                       10   $38,750       0.0          10   $38,750       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                          50   $20,714       4.2          30   $23,333       6.3
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                            260    $9,567       0.0         105   $17,083       0.0
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                         795   $14,233       4.5         450   $20,194       5.6
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                                  35   $13,462       0.0          20   $15,156       0.0
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                    505   $12,786       8.1         305   $16,133       6.6
Pumping Station Operators                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                      25    $8,125      20.0          10   $21,071       0.0
Shuttle Car Operators                                            4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Material Moving Workers, All Other                               4   $13,750       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0

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