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High School Teachers in South Dakota

Want to work in South Dakota as a High School Teacher? Read this first!

6.0% Jobs Projection
$42,770 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for High School Teachers in South Dakota is growing faster than average.

  • High School Teachers in South Dakota earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many High School Teachers Work in South Dakota?

3,520 people worked as High School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,580 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in SD Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,930 High School Teachers working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer High School Teachers than average.

High School Teachers in SD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. SD

South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 270 annual job openings, and a total of 3,720 jobs for South Dakota High School Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,500 annual jobs and 1,095,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do High School Teachers Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $32,650 to $56,700 with $42,770 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: SD vs. National Average

Top South Dakota Metros for High School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most High School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 760 $45,890
Rapid City, SD 630 $43,930
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 590 $52,890

Top States for High School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most High School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 112,960 $82,670
Texas 110,420 $57,800
New York 74,830 $81,290
Ohio 52,240 $61,740
Pennsylvania 50,460 $62,990
Florida 47,960 $52,120
Illinois 43,720 $67,680
New Jersey 29,140 $74,700
Missouri 27,930 $48,170
Georgia 27,620 $57,430
Virginia 26,830 $63,990
Massachusetts 26,420 $77,830
North Carolina 25,240 $46,760
Michigan 24,130 $62,040
Minnesota 20,940 $61,570
Tennessee 20,190 $52,020
Wisconsin 20,070 $56,700
Indiana 19,690 $50,420
Maryland 19,330 $71,170
Arizona 17,200 $46,940

Below are the states where High School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $82,670
New York $81,290
Massachusetts $77,830
Connecticut $76,770
Alaska $75,780
New Jersey $74,700
Rhode Island $73,460
Oregon $71,910
Maryland $71,170
Washington $68,740

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Occupation SD Employment Total
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 340

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