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Bartenders in South Dakota

Considering a career as a Bartender in South Dakota?

6.5% Jobs Projection
$20,910 Median Salary
540 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Bartenders in South Dakota are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Bartenders in South Dakota is growing faster than average.

  • Bartenders in South Dakota earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Bartenders Work in South Dakota?

There were approximately 3,360 workers employed as Bartenders in this state in 2018.

There were 3,340 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,200 Bartenders working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Bartenders than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 6.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 540 annual Bartenders job openings in South Dakota, and 3,270 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 102,300 annual jobs and 626,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Bartenders Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $18,860 to $27,550 with $20,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.07 to $13.25. The median hourly rate was $10.05.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.15 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.10.

The median salary in South Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Dakota Metros for Bartenders

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Bartenders.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 960 $20,920
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 540 $19,180
Rapid City, SD 540 $20,660

Top States for Bartenders Employment

View the list below to see where most Bartenders work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,320 $25,670
Florida 45,170 $19,540
New York 44,370 $29,350
Texas 42,410 $19,970
Pennsylvania 33,150 $20,270
Illinois 28,570 $19,540
Wisconsin 26,330 $21,020
Ohio 23,980 $19,280
Massachusetts 21,380 $25,660
Michigan 17,500 $19,940
New Jersey 17,360 $27,850
Minnesota 16,790 $21,820
Nevada 15,050 $24,600
Washington 13,630 $29,820
North Carolina 13,360 $19,980
Arizona 11,990 $22,700
Indiana 11,680 $19,600
Missouri 11,600 $20,100
Colorado 11,390 $21,230
Georgia 11,240 $18,670

Below are the states where Bartenders get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $54,470
District of Columbia $37,250
Vermont $36,010
Washington $29,820
New York $29,350
New Jersey $27,850
Alaska $26,000
California $25,670
Massachusetts $25,660
Rhode Island $24,630

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