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

(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                                             193,625   $26,204      24.3     142,115   $30,202      26.5

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                             1,735   $59,583      61.8       1,450   $62,151      64.3
General and Operations Managers                              1,750   $45,417      39.3       1,545   $46,221      39.7
Legislators                                                    100   $28,214      17.3          60   $32,045      19.0
Advertising and Promotions Managers                             40   $39,063      46.2          25   $27,500      75.0
Marketing and Sales Managers                                 1,210   $49,444      49.8       1,055   $52,926      52.2
Public Relations Managers                                       55   $20,625      54.7          45   $36,563      60.0
Administrative Services Managers                               180   $41,200      33.1         125   $46,827      43.2
Computer and Information Systems Managers                      250   $53,472      42.2         245   $54,583      43.6
Financial Managers                                           1,235   $46,781      74.5       1,140   $46,986      75.4
Human Resources Managers                                       495   $33,476      34.7         405   $36,938      41.8
Industrial Production Managers                                 470   $42,256      29.1         420   $43,715      30.8
Purchasing Managers                                            165   $44,167      56.1         155   $45,119      59.0
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers             410   $31,319      22.1         375   $31,623      21.3
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                 2,980   $25,964      19.6       2,385   $27,870      21.0
Farmers and Ranchers                                        14,075   $17,619      13.5      10,795   $19,493      14.2
Construction Managers                                        1,510   $36,816      20.5       1,200   $38,712      22.1
Education Administrators                                       935   $40,099      85.4         610   $43,512      86.1
Engineering Managers                                            95   $50,729      74.7          85   $51,771      71.8
Food Service Managers                                          975   $26,362      22.0         730   $28,191      21.7
Funeral Directors                                              140   $40,750      36.2         125   $41,650      31.7
Gaming Managers                                                145   $35,000      15.1         135   $35,441      16.4
Lodging Managers                                               265   $17,813      43.2         185   $24,271      43.2
Medical and Health Services Managers                           515   $53,750      75.6         455   $53,553      75.1
Natural Sciences Managers                                       15   $29,375      47.1          15   $29,375      47.1
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                           115   $41,466      34.5          90   $41,587      44.0
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                     500   $29,554      35.3         355   $35,917      33.9
Social and Community Service Managers                          205   $31,172      61.5         150   $42,115      73.0
Managers, All Other                                          2,690   $41,636      40.6       2,280   $43,298      41.4

  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                    150   $42,639      28.5         120   $44,861      32.8
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products              165   $26,289      13.8         145   $27,188      16.0
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                                215   $34,013      41.0         210   $34,408      42.2
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                                355   $32,639      64.6         290   $33,657      69.1
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                        140   $32,434      59.7         120   $36,250      60.3
Cost Estimators                                                245   $36,583      33.7         200   $38,409      32.5



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                                  470   $31,667      60.4         385   $34,286      60.2
Logisticians                                                    10   $68,125       0.0           4   $60,625       0.0
Management Analysts                                            305   $35,250      65.5         210   $40,833      73.3
Meeting and Convention Planners                                  0         .        .            0         .        .
Other Business Operations Specialists                          260   $28,750      46.7         215   $30,613      45.4
Accountants and Auditors                                     1,540   $36,185      81.2       1,345   $38,426      82.8
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                        190   $37,500      48.4         145   $54,583      50.0
Budget Analysts                                                 20   $33,929     100.0          20   $33,929     100.0
Credit Analysts                                                110   $29,750      65.5         100   $30,431      73.5
Financial Analysts                                              40   $61,667     100.0          35  $100,139     100.0
Personal Financial Advisors                                    240   $56,813      75.1         185   $66,500      74.5
Insurance Underwriters                                          80   $42,857      80.8          80   $42,857      80.8
Financial Examiners                                             45   $27,500      54.5          25   $65,156      60.0
Loan Counselors and Officers                                   555   $42,056      83.1         520   $41,774      82.6
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                   55   $41,458      73.7          55   $41,458      73.7
Tax Preparers                                                   85   $13,125      70.2          20   $29,643      90.0
Financial Specialists, All Other                                25   $47,917      30.8          20   $48,958      38.1

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                         630   $31,477      47.3         515   $33,083      48.0
Computer Programmers                                           765   $40,040      58.1         615   $41,552      61.3
Computer Software Engineers                                    450   $47,153      69.6         425   $47,552      70.9
Computer Support Specialists                                   630   $28,449      45.3         410   $30,189      47.2
Database Administrators                                         80   $52,583      58.2          70   $53,500      51.5
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                    205   $35,515      55.1         175   $36,161      59.3
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts                290   $33,095      47.9         215   $40,708      55.8
Actuaries                                                       15  $106,111     100.0          15  $106,111     100.0
Mathematicians                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Operations Research Analysts                                   105   $35,625      59.0          95   $35,568      65.3
Statisticians                                                   10   $21,875     100.0          10   $21,875     100.0
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                   0         .        .            0         .        .

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                       235   $46,193      67.1         195   $51,042      69.0
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists                115   $23,750      71.6          90   $29,375      78.4
Aerospace Engineers                                             10   $16,607     100.0           4   $46,250     100.0
Agricultural Engineers                                          10   $34,792     100.0          10   $34,792     100.0
Biomedical Engineers                                            10   $31,875       0.0          10   $31,875       0.0
Chemical Engineers                                               4   $20,000      50.0           4   $20,000      50.0
Civil Engineers                                                640   $40,721      74.1         560   $42,041      75.1
Computer Hardware Engineers                                     35   $31,875      18.2          35   $31,875      18.2
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                            330   $46,354      71.1         280   $54,559      75.9
Environmental Engineers                                         35   $37,500      97.1          35   $37,500      97.1
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety              285   $40,263      59.1         255   $40,958      62.4
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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                             50   $19,554      39.2          15   $60,694      69.2
Mechanical Engineers                                           335   $41,779      71.0         305   $44,286      74.8
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                              40   $55,500      86.8          40   $55,500      86.8
Nuclear Engineers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Petroleum Engineers                                             15   $46,161       6.7           4   $45,938      20.0
Engineers, All Others                                          360   $44,554      68.5         305   $50,031      67.8
Drafters                                                       445   $26,821       5.4         390   $28,333       5.6
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                       840   $30,346      11.8         655   $35,703      10.4
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                              255   $25,625      11.1         170   $31,050      14.9

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                               225   $33,333      73.9         195   $34,375      73.6
Biological Scientists                                          130   $38,188      93.8         120   $38,438      95.8
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                          150   $42,500      98.0         135   $42,708      97.8
Medical Scientists                                               4   $13,750     100.0           4   $13,750     100.0
Astronomers and Physicists                                      10    $2,500     100.0           4   $21,250     100.0
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                                55   $58,125     100.0          55   $58,125     100.0
Chemists and Materials Scientists                               55   $36,111      94.4          40   $35,833      92.9
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                      90   $33,750      85.6          60   $40,179      77.6
Physical Scientists, All Other                                 145   $33,681      92.4          95   $39,000      93.8
Economists                                                      40   $47,589     100.0          35   $39,318     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                       45   $58,500      80.4          40   $59,750      78.0
Psychologists                                                  125   $50,000      98.4          75   $51,719      97.4
Sociologists                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Urban and Regional Planners                                     10   $38,750     100.0          10   $38,750     100.0
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers             25   $27,396      85.2          25   $27,396      85.2
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                       75   $24,333      21.6          55   $24,712      30.2
Biological Technicians                                          50   $23,333      64.0          20   $26,250     100.0
Chemical Technicians                                            70   $29,554      12.7          55   $31,806       0.0
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                            30   $28,636      10.7          20   $29,659      15.8
Nuclear Technicians                                              4    $6,250       0.0           4    $6,250       0.0
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians           145   $18,036      22.8          80   $26,731      28.2

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                     715   $25,793      68.5         420   $26,997      69.0
Social Workers                                                 335   $26,464      76.7         265   $29,338      81.6
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists                 360   $23,393      48.0         235   $26,071      47.5
Clergy                                                       1,415   $24,978      87.7       1,145   $27,000      87.4
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                   70   $17,250      65.7          30   $36,250      72.4
Religious Workers, All Other                                    40   $22,375      68.3          10   $17,500     100.0

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                      1,015   $54,844      99.7         855   $60,375      99.6
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers                100   $83,000      79.0          90   $85,500      82.2
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                                 50   $23,636      62.5          25   $26,500     100.0
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                            105   $43,194      42.9          80   $44,306      35.8



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                       1,985   $39,375      87.7       1,550   $45,091      89.1
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                             15   $20,357      18.8          15   $20,714      21.4
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                        2,260   $28,997      94.8       1,900   $30,459      95.2
Secondary School Teachers                                    1,120   $30,487      96.8       1,005   $31,085      97.3
Special Education Teachers                                      65   $22,500      76.6          60   $22,054      74.6
Other Teachers and Instructors                                 420   $27,885      45.5         230   $34,271      48.5
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                    40   $16,875      39.0          25   $21,042       0.0
Librarians                                                      90   $25,962      84.1          60   $26,538      81.0
Library Technicians                                              4    $2,500       0.0           0         .        .
Teacher Assistants                                             160   $11,184      11.9          45   $16,797       0.0
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers                  75   $34,500      94.7          45   $37,500      97.8

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                    220   $15,357      32.4         130   $21,111      32.8
Designers                                                      430   $29,107      36.4         335   $31,853      38.5
Actors                                                           0         .        .            0         .        .
Producers and Directors                                        130   $30,250      46.2         120   $30,083      42.5
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers                 200   $24,063      61.2          65   $30,156      58.5
Dancers and Choreographers                                       0         .        .            0         .        .
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                         175   $10,469      34.1          60   $22,333      12.9
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                            45   $10,833       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Announcers                                                     165   $27,708      14.5         125   $27,750      19.2
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                   135   $19,848      61.2         105   $21,250      54.4
Public Relations Specialists                                   105   $36,875      67.3          80   $40,000      75.0
Editors                                                        110   $22,102      83.8          95   $21,534      81.4
Technical Writers                                               30   $26,071      90.0          15   $26,429     100.0
Writers and Authors                                            100   $24,375      88.2          65   $26,979      96.8
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                    0         .        .            0         .        .
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                              185   $20,859      16.2         140   $25,268      15.1
Photographers                                                  165   $30,729      30.7         125   $30,966      37.8
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                         20   $31,563      28.6          15   $45,000      42.9
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                  165   $32,250     100.0         125   $32,361     100.0
Dentists                                                       290  $104,138     100.0         195  $104,205     100.0
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                    20   $66,250      70.0          20   $66,250      70.0
Optometrists                                                   140  $104,000     100.0          95  $154,773     100.0
Pharmacists                                                    400   $54,881     100.0         275   $63,523     100.0
Physicians and Surgeons                                      1,130  $136,184      99.0         930  $139,079      99.0
Physician Assistants                                            55   $70,250      86.8          45   $72,500      93.2



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                              475   $40,391      58.4         380   $45,473      60.2
Audiologists                                                    25   $54,219     100.0          20   $57,841     100.0
Occupational Therapists                                          4   $54,000     100.0           4   $54,000     100.0
Physical Therapists                                            170   $53,264      96.5         155   $54,236     100.0
Radiation Therapists                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Recreational Therapists                                         20   $27,500      77.8          15   $45,694      69.2
Respiratory Therapists                                         115   $35,598      23.0         100   $36,196      21.6
Speech-Language Pathologists                                     4  $185,000     100.0           4  $185,000     100.0
Therapists, All Others                                          55   $31,250      59.3          50   $30,729      65.3
Veterinarians                                                  220   $58,365     100.0         170   $58,750     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                     220   $31,719      46.4         200   $34,063      49.5
Dental Hygienists                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians               220   $41,250      16.3         180   $41,078      16.8
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                   180   $24,797      34.3         140   $25,284      26.6
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                   85   $21,823      21.2          55   $22,396      21.4
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses               60   $23,750       0.0          45   $29,500       0.0
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians              25   $28,250      28.0          20   $29,500      35.0
Opticians, Dispensing                                           45   $40,625      24.4          45   $40,625      24.4
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians              25   $25,250      38.5          10   $27,500       0.0
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                   60   $30,962      81.0          50   $30,536      79.6

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                    660   $16,661      16.2         365   $20,635      16.7
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                     10   $18,750       0.0           0         .        .
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                         35   $35,188       5.4          30   $35,688       0.0
Massage Therapists                                              15    $5,375       0.0          10    $6,250       0.0
Dental Assistants                                               10   $31,964      36.4           4   $36,250     100.0
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                   230   $23,185      15.6         165   $27,750      17.7

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                      80   $32,188      36.7          60   $29,750      42.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                   225   $35,724      25.6         210   $36,645      24.9
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             165   $25,227      22.9         140   $27,750      26.1
Fire Fighters                                                  545   $34,508       9.0         420   $36,122       7.3
Fire Inspectors                                                 65   $55,000      39.4          55   $53,393      45.6
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                     605   $23,709      23.4         490   $24,971      24.0
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                          130   $45,938      56.1         115   $50,673      55.7
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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                           1,300   $29,704      23.2       1,185   $30,069      24.2
Transit and Railroad Police                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Animal Control Workers                                          45    $9,750       0.0          20   $22,500       0.0
Private Detectives and Investigators                           145   $30,357      39.7         125   $33,594      45.7
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers               870   $15,387      12.2         475   $21,414      14.8
Crossing Guards                                                 35    $3,125       0.0           4   $13,750       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers                 55   $16,563      27.8          20   $35,556      27.3

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                           190   $23,088      11.2         115   $23,529      11.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                          720   $21,273      14.3         570   $22,269      13.6
Cooks                                                        1,340   $13,059       1.8         705   $18,131       0.7
Food Preparation Workers                                       180    $8,590       5.5          75   $10,852       0.0
Bartenders                                                     735   $10,600       9.7         315   $14,697       6.1
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                          110    $7,330       6.4          40   $15,625      18.4
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                   40   $22,000       0.0          30   $23,092       0.0
Waiters and Waitresses                                         405   $11,027      11.4         135   $16,429      11.9
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                     60   $17,500       0.0          35   $19,750       0.0
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                       65    $3,929       0.0          25   $21,016       0.0
Dishwashers                                                    450    $8,155       5.1         190   $11,556       7.4
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                          45    $8,875       9.1          10   $11,875       0.0
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                      4   $41,250       0.0           0         .        .

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                           240   $28,083       9.6         195   $28,667       7.1
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                          260   $21,667      17.1         150   $25,500      14.5
Janitors and Building Cleaners                               4,580   $16,199       5.5       2,730   $20,585       5.0
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                                305   $11,571       9.6         145   $17,049       6.3
Pest Control Workers                                           100   $40,469       2.0          80   $40,833       2.5
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                  1,495   $12,452       8.7         630   $21,231       9.0

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers              145   $27,054      30.8         120   $30,882      32.8
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                       90   $16,058      33.7          65   $22,000      33.3
Animal Trainers                                                 95   $11,250      20.4          65   $12,375      28.1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                       55   $16,875      17.0          30   $19,464       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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 160   $14,943      11.8          75   $17,760      20.5
Motion Picture Projectionists                                    0         .        .            0         .        .
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                      10    $4,000       0.0           4   $41,250       0.0
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                      115    $8,750      19.5          15   $16,250      18.8
Funeral Service Workers                                         35   $17,917       0.0          20   $19,861       0.0
Barbers                                                        135   $11,250       9.7          60   $16,250      13.3
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists                  60   $17,639       0.0          60   $17,500       0.0
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                       30   $19,766       0.0          30   $19,766       0.0
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                       35   $10,156      22.9          15   $14,167       0.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                         135    $9,643      41.0          50   $22,794      61.5
Transportation Attendants                                        4    $2,083       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Child Care Workers                                             255   $10,536       6.3         105   $18,125       4.7
Personal and Home Care Aides                                    60    $9,643       9.7          35   $19,688       5.4
Recreation and Fitness Workers                                 240   $23,472      43.9         135   $30,769      45.5
Residential Advisors                                           120   $15,188      21.0          65   $17,750       7.8
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                    35   $16,176       0.0          10    $9,750       0.0

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    5,185   $31,913      23.7       4,490   $33,838      23.1
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    1,755   $37,911      25.4       1,505   $39,932      25.2
Cashiers                                                       910   $13,727       9.9         415   $20,898      13.8
Counter and Rental Clerks                                       85   $20,417      22.1          55   $22,679      11.3
Parts Salespersons                                             540   $27,335       6.3         460   $28,431       6.3
Retail Salespersons                                          4,360   $27,789      23.6       3,150   $31,756      24.5
Advertising Sales Agents                                       330   $35,000      43.1         265   $35,156      41.6
Insurance Sales Agents                                       1,310   $41,133      48.4         995   $50,000      50.7
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                                 410   $48,125      77.3         315   $62,500      79.6
Travel Agents                                                    4   $21,250     100.0           4   $21,250     100.0
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                     750   $33,235      39.5         595   $36,439      41.9
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing           2,905   $37,052      35.6       2,500   $40,548      35.3
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                    15    $2,969      47.1           4   $36,250       0.0
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                           565   $35,675      46.4         445   $36,648      44.2
Sales Engineers                                                 15   $45,893      15.4          10   $46,250      18.2
Telemarketers                                                  280   $20,438      40.5         165   $26,293      53.0
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                          215   $19,191      17.5         130   $27,167      17.2
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                           305   $36,875      41.6         215   $41,538      53.7

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                               1,220   $34,572      33.8       1,030   $36,875      34.9
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service              15   $12,188      13.3           4   $35,625      28.6



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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                             55   $20,694      42.6          45   $21,389      34.1
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                     4    $1,250       0.0           0         .        .
Bill and Account Collectors                                    675   $23,062      34.3         470   $27,692      34.7
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators                90   $24,625       9.9          55   $30,385      16.1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                   455   $18,621      20.7         275   $25,257      27.1
Gaming Cage Workers                                             30   $18,846      33.3          20   $19,063       4.8
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                                  25   $31,250       7.7          20   $31,875       0.0
Procurement Clerks                                              35   $27,917      35.3          25   $30,000      50.0
Tellers                                                         70   $14,091      10.0          25   $20,357      26.9
Brokerage Clerks                                                 4   $38,750     100.0           4   $38,750     100.0
Correspondence Clerks                                           25   $22,000      33.3          10   $21,250     100.0
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                            20   $12,344      28.6           4   $22,500       0.0
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                         65   $19,659      69.2          50   $25,000      83.3
Customer Service Representatives                             1,405   $22,902      26.2       1,030   $25,787      29.3
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                   20   $51,429      86.4          15   $35,000      78.6
File Clerks                                                     75   $23,125      26.0          50   $24,375      15.7
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                            95   $12,266      17.9          35   $16,000      22.2
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                       220    $8,636      35.1          65   $24,861      28.1
Library Assistants, Clerical                                    25    $4,531      28.0           0         .        .
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                    70   $21,313      54.2          70   $21,313      54.2
New Account Clerks                                               4   $21,750       0.0           4   $21,750       0.0
Order Clerks                                                   165   $19,934      18.8         115   $21,375      23.9
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                   15   $27,500      50.0          15   $27,500      50.0
Receptionists and Information Clerks                           180   $18,056      33.7          65   $35,313      45.3
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                                115   $13,698      14.8          55   $15,972      21.8
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                        55   $21,181      50.9          55   $21,389      53.7
Cargo and Freight Agents                                        10   $21,250       0.0          10   $21,250       0.0
Couriers and Messengers                                        300   $25,710      12.0         225   $27,500       9.8
Dispatchers                                                    275   $32,105      17.0         245   $33,385      18.5
Meter Readers, Utilities                                        70   $30,625      19.1          55   $30,938      24.5
Postal Service Clerks                                          165   $42,308      13.9         130   $44,844      13.6
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                   870   $38,301      16.5         700   $39,752      16.5
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                                 165   $38,806       8.4         125   $39,527       4.8
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                    305   $31,357      32.9         275   $32,464      35.2
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                        690   $23,176      10.0         540   $23,953       7.9
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                               1,435   $18,503      11.1         865   $22,207      11.0
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                                100   $17,292       2.0          45   $27,250       4.3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                      325   $19,483      36.7         205   $27,841      32.9
Computer Operators                                             180   $25,208      17.8         140   $22,266      18.7
Data Entry Keyers                                              185   $21,188      27.0         105   $28,098      43.8
Word Processors and Typists                                      4   $16,250       0.0           0         .        .
Desktop Publishers                                              10   $31,250     100.0          10   $31,250     100.0
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                   65   $30,662      68.7          55   $31,618      72.2



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                               145   $20,710       7.5         105   $21,629      10.7
Office Clerks, General                                         365    $9,129      18.4         140   $23,618       9.2
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                       30   $11,477       9.7           4   $22,500      50.0
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                   20   $23,214      70.0          15   $23,750     100.0
Statistical Assistants                                          20   $22,188       0.0          20   $22,188       0.0
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other           330   $29,805      43.8         220   $41,630      43.6

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                         155   $30,221      21.7         115   $32,206      26.7
Agricultural Inspectors                                         50   $25,000       9.6          40   $25,341      12.2
Animal Breeders                                                  4   $26,250       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                      60   $29,063      39.7          35   $29,531      28.6
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                           4,420   $15,434       7.1       2,765   $19,918       7.7
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                             30   $16,375       6.9          15   $17,500       0.0
Hunters and Trappers                                            30   $19,583       7.1          20   $25,500       9.1
Forest and Conservation Workers                                 55   $11,875      22.6          25   $27,500      38.5
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                              2,460   $34,814       7.6       1,995   $36,009       7.1
Boilermakers                                                    25   $39,375       0.0          10   $42,500       0.0
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                      410   $26,433       5.1         245   $30,764       7.4
Carpenters                                                   4,480   $21,498       7.8       2,865   $25,081       8.3
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers                470   $23,036       7.7         290   $29,922       7.6
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                      420   $23,988       1.7         210   $26,458       1.4
Contruction Laborers                                         2,840   $18,833       5.9       1,480   $24,514       6.3
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators              65   $22,692       4.5          20   $22,083      15.8
Pile-Driver Operators                                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                  1,660   $23,253       3.9         900   $26,490       3.3
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                       460   $19,712       3.7         320   $22,604       3.8
Electricians                                                 1,600   $30,108       5.0       1,225   $31,657       5.5
Glaziers                                                       110   $26,438      11.9          90   $26,813       6.7
Insulation Workers                                              55   $15,893       0.0          40   $17,875       0.0
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                         855   $18,643       6.9         450   $24,129       6.0
Paperhangers                                                    10   $23,750     100.0          10   $23,750     100.0
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters          1,415   $25,613       4.4       1,115   $28,030       3.6
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                                                        335   $17,639       4.5         130   $19,097      11.6
Sheet Metal Workers                                            310   $25,370       8.7         225   $26,458      11.1
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                              100   $25,000       0.0          45   $32,250       0.0
Helpers, Construction Trades                                    85   $16,985       0.0          40   $21,875       0.0
Construction and Building Inspectors                           150   $28,214       5.3          85   $31,094       9.2
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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                  95    $2,236       2.2          20   $18,281       0.0
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                             55   $20,375       0.0          25   $21,125       0.0
Highway Maintenance Workers                                    715   $22,648       1.4         530   $23,491       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                                       225   $37,083       4.4         175   $40,417       5.7
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                                   1,135   $34,879       8.4       1,040   $35,444       8.9
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                    685   $25,885      19.6         545   $28,125      21.1
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                450   $36,172       8.2         390   $37,875       8.5
Avionics Technicians                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers              55   $23,594       0.0          45   $24,375       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                                                105   $23,125       2.9          75   $27,386       4.1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                      65   $28,333       4.7          45   $30,139       6.7
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                     330   $31,458       2.1         285   $33,750       2.4
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                          770   $25,110       4.9         640   $26,763       4.8
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                      125   $21,111       7.1          75   $24,554       0.0
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                 3,095   $23,582       4.0       2,490   $25,784       3.7
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                1,185   $27,381       3.2         990   $28,808       2.2
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                    970   $27,591       1.8         790   $29,100       1.4
Small Engine Mechanics                                         145   $23,250       3.5         110   $26,042       4.6
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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                      50   $31,731      24.0          50   $31,635      24.5
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                     620   $25,362      11.6         515   $27,038      12.9
Home Appliance Repairers                                       190   $28,224       5.2         155   $27,566       6.4
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics                  860   $30,955       2.8         750   $32,482       3.2
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                      1,245   $24,588       6.4         935   $27,296       5.3
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                  45   $26,042       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               400   $28,611       7.0         290   $31,010       9.7
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                   145   $27,917      22.4         100   $29,940      15.2
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                    215   $20,515       8.0         170   $26,563       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           4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers            575   $23,482       6.1         435   $28,194       6.7

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                          2,550   $32,759      11.3       2,185   $33,882      11.2
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                     0         .        .            0         .        .
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                   300   $17,044       9.0         255   $17,778       9.8
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                            20   $25,714       0.0          15   $26,250       0.0
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                        85   $26,172       9.5          60   $26,250      13.3
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                     2,250   $21,109       7.4       1,535   $23,825       9.5
Bakers                                                         210   $22,197       3.8         160   $24,007       0.0
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                    1,340   $21,212       1.9         870   $23,847       2.9
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                         35   $23,295       6.1          30   $23,636       6.7
Food Batchmakers                                               135   $23,674       5.3         105   $24,798       6.8
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                       4   $32,500       0.0           4   $32,500       0.0
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                      60   $28,393      11.9          60   $28,393      11.9
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                40   $30,469       0.0          35   $25,417       0.0
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $31,250       0.0           4   $31,250       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                             15   $24,107       0.0          10   $24,286       0.0
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                     220   $19,700       4.1         155   $22,500       1.9



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                30   $25,179       0.0          15   $28,750       0.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                                 190   $21,719       0.0         135   $23,000       0.0
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                25   $16,250       0.0          15   $25,625       0.0
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                     4   $26,250       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Machinists                                                   1,265   $28,269       5.2       1,125   $29,172       5.1
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                                   225   $24,425      17.8         190   $24,550      13.2
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $31,250       0.0           4   $31,250       0.0
Tool and Die Makers                                             90   $35,833       0.0          85   $36,944       0.0
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                      2,750   $26,025       2.7       2,210   $26,971       2.0
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                               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   $35,208      20.5          30   $37,292       0.0
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                   635   $23,838      10.8         555   $25,173      11.5
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                                 30   $32,321       6.9          25   $32,321       8.0
Job Printers                                                   100   $35,324       8.1          85   $36,065       9.6
Prepress Technicians and Workers                                40   $22,396       0.0          30   $24,167       0.0
Printing Machine Operators                                     440   $24,107       9.4         375   $27,837      11.0
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                               215   $20,161       2.8         150   $22,784       3.3
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials               40   $17,188       0.0          25   $33,438       0.0
Sewing Machine Operators                                        60   $22,045       6.9          35   $25,313      10.8
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                          45   $21,563       4.4          35   $23,571       5.6
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                              10   $23,750       0.0           0         .        .
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                                 4   $16,250       0.0           4   $16,250       0.0
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                        0         .        .            0         .        .
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                         4    $1,250     100.0           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                                 0         .        .            0         .        .
Upholsterers                                                    50   $12,917      14.3          15   $20,536       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; MALES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                             405   $21,286       6.4         330   $22,792       7.6
Furniture Finishers                                             50   $21,731      14.0          35   $22,188      20.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood           185   $23,190       0.0         150   $24,271       0.0
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                                155   $21,548       4.5          90   $24,773       7.6
Woodworkers, All Other                                         145   $15,870       4.2          65   $20,000       9.4
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers            90   $47,500      14.1          75   $45,625      16.9
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                      130   $32,727      18.8         120   $33,239      16.8
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                      315   $30,599       8.6         280   $31,440       8.2
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                        70   $32,917      12.9          60   $33,958      15.3
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                   85   $22,404       9.6          55   $22,019       3.6
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                      400   $27,004       8.7         290   $27,742       6.6
Cutting Workers                                                190   $22,689      10.1         130   $24,191       4.6
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                              130   $24,167       5.5          55   $30,208       3.6
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          1,070   $26,743      18.9         750   $29,868      19.7
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                  165   $24,286      11.6         120   $32,778      16.1
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians           60   $44,375      10.2          60   $44,583       8.6
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders            410   $22,256      10.9         290   $23,951       9.3
Painting Workers                                               415   $24,271       4.8         310   $26,150       0.6
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                       90   $16,935      19.6          75   $17,446      13.3
Semiconductor Processors                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders              50   $25,250       0.0          50   $25,500       0.0
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                         15   $17,031       0.0          15   $17,188       0.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders             4   $16,250       0.0           0         .        .
Etchers and Engravers                                           80   $24,688      21.8          75   $25,000      23.0
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                       30   $26,333       7.1          25   $26,500       7.7
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders            20    $6,750       0.0           4   $26,875       0.0
Tire Builders                                                   25   $21,786       0.0          20   $22,083       0.0
Helpers-Production Workers                                      20   $28,333       0.0          15   $29,375       0.0
Production Workers, All Other                                2,105   $22,355       4.4       1,500   $25,382       5.9

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                      415   $30,938       8.9         360   $32,281       9.7
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                           270   $50,833      55.1         200   $51,417      51.2
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                   60   $61,250      16.4          50   $62,632      20.0



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; MALES

                                                                               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                                           40   $15,893       0.0          35   $16,429       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                    900   $13,659       9.5         305   $21,554       6.9
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                      10,495   $26,009       4.7       7,005   $29,517       4.9
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                     185   $14,038      15.6          80   $19,352      16.7
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                              30    $8,750      41.9          15   $90,694       0.0
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                             210   $60,563      11.5         170   $61,771      14.2
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                     4   $46,250       0.0           0         .        .
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                            165   $55,750      13.3         140   $60,000      14.5
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                            20   $30,000      50.0           4    $5,000       0.0
Ship Engineers                                                   4   $43,750       0.0           0         .        .
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Parking Lot Attendants                                          55    $9,643       0.0          10   $30,357       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                     310   $16,271       6.8         185   $20,061       7.6
Transportation Inspectors                                      120   $30,000      22.1         100   $32,188      10.1
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                                       45   $40,583       0.0          40   $40,833       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                         885   $22,791       5.1         650   $25,889       5.4
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                            630   $18,827       0.0         435   $20,765       0.0
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                       3,115   $19,539       6.7       1,905   $24,419       7.3
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                                  85   $23,594       0.0          80   $24,688       0.0
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                    365   $20,764       5.8         235   $24,440       2.6
Pumping Station Operators                                        4   $29,375      20.0           4   $29,375      20.0
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                     335   $15,463       2.7         210   $24,554       0.9
Shuttle Car Operators                                            4    $8,750       0.0           4    $8,750       0.0
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Material Moving Workers, All Other                             160   $30,278      10.8         150   $30,741      10.1

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