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12.8% Jobs Projection
$37,290 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Machinists Work in South Dakota?

In 2018, there were 910 Machinists working in the state.

There were 1,030 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 4,240 Machinists working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Machinists than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 110 annual Machinists job openings in South Dakota, and 1,060 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 40,700 annual jobs and 404,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Machinists Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $28,100 to $50,280 with $37,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.51 to $24.17. The median hourly rate was $17.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.19.

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


Top South Dakota Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 350 $37,450
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 $38,770
Rapid City, SD 70 $41,590

Top States for Machinists Employment

View the list below to see where most Machinists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 36,530 $45,080
Illinois 31,000 $38,540
Michigan 27,020 $39,920
Ohio 26,250 $41,390
Texas 26,050 $45,570
Indiana 18,390 $42,880
Pennsylvania 17,060 $43,730
New York 14,000 $45,550
Minnesota 12,870 $49,510
Wisconsin 12,820 $42,070
South Carolina 12,480 $36,270
North Carolina 11,710 $40,890
Washington 10,300 $50,110
Florida 9,250 $40,780
Massachusetts 7,790 $51,050
Tennessee 7,690 $43,110
Connecticut 7,590 $49,950
Georgia 7,240 $40,330
Missouri 6,280 $43,470
Kentucky 6,240 $42,430

Below are the states where Machinists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $68,080
Hawaii $67,810
District of Columbia $58,280
Delaware $56,310
Maryland $53,480
North Dakota $52,360
Wyoming $52,300
New Mexico $51,670
Massachusetts $51,050
Washington $50,110

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