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South Dakota Occupational Outlook and Wages
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SD Trend and Wage Information:

Occupation Title 2012 2022 Average Percentile Annual Wage
Employment Employment Annual Wage 10th 25th 50th 75th 90th

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

8,790

9,300

$38,358

$26,715

$30,219

$36,181

$44,922

$55,603

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

2,435

2,475

$32,224

$19,883

$22,748

$28,258

$37,444

$51,202

Workplace examples for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers:
General freight trucking
Specialized freight trucking
Cement and concrete product manufacturing
Local Government
Highway, street, and bridge construction

Workplace examples for Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers:
Couriers
Furniture stores
Building material and supplies dealers
Automobile dealers
Local messengers and local delivery

Source: Labor Market Information Center, SD Department of Labor and Regulation, April 2015.