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Electrical Engineers in South Dakota

Want to work in South Dakota as an Electrical Engineer? Read this first!

13.8% Jobs Projection
$81,120 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

  • Electrical Engineers in South Dakota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in South Dakota?

There were approximately 300 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 340 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 330 jobs for South Dakota Electrical Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $55,870 to $122,490 with $81,120 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.86 to $58.89. The median hourly rate was $39.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.41.

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


Top South Dakota Metros for Electrical Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 90 $77,400
Rapid City, SD 60 $89,660

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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