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Mechanical Engineers in South Dakota

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17.6% Jobs Projection
$73,860 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Mechanical Engineers Work in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, there were 540 people working as Mechanical Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 510 Mechanical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,600 Mechanical Engineers working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Mechanical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Mechanical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 600 jobs for South Dakota Mechanical Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 21,200 annual jobs and 314,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Mechanical Engineers Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineers ranged from $54,780 to $102,300 with $73,860 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.34 to $49.18. The median hourly rate was $35.51.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.47 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.04.

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


Top South Dakota Metros for Mechanical Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 210 $73,320
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 $75,690
Rapid City, SD 40 $77,300

Top States for Mechanical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Mechanical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Michigan 43,890 $87,790
California 27,330 $101,430
Texas 20,820 $94,580
Illinois 17,320 $89,050
Pennsylvania 16,590 $81,270
Ohio 15,300 $77,450
New York 11,280 $87,470
Wisconsin 11,270 $76,140
Massachusetts 9,130 $93,630
Minnesota 8,340 $82,110
North Carolina 8,000 $82,730
Indiana 7,770 $77,580
Washington 7,750 $90,510
Virginia 7,590 $93,990
Florida 7,370 $83,160
South Carolina 6,000 $89,070
Maryland 5,670 $100,850
New Jersey 5,090 $92,510
Arizona 4,770 $92,870
Georgia 4,750 $81,660

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

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $114,450
New Mexico $111,320
Alaska $107,960
Delaware $103,230
California $101,430
Maryland $100,850
Texas $94,580
Virginia $93,990
Louisiana $93,820
Massachusetts $93,630


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