Early Childhood Education Jobs in South Dakota

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South Dakota is home to the awe-inspiring Mount Rushmore, but the statistics on salaries for early childhood education workers aren’t quite as impressive. Education administrators for preschool and preschool teachers have the best chance of finding high-paying work in the state. They earn about $47,000 and $28,000, respectively, and both average salaries are above the national median. Sioux Falls is one of the best cities for preschool teachers to work because of the higher pay. However, for child care workers, early childhood special education workers, and kindergarten teachers, salaries are among the lowest in the nation.

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South Dakota Salary Rankings

#9

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#14

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#39

in the US for Childcare Workers

#49

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#49

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in South Dakota

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 2,740 $18,150 eks93%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,550 $35,730 eks86%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 930 $28,430 check105%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 650 $37,720 eks70%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 540 $37,520 eks75%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 70 $47,190 check107%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Sioux Falls, SD 1,190 $18,130 eks93%
Rapid City, SD 470 $18,140 eks93%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 390 $18,440 eks95%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Sioux Falls, SD 160 $37,720 eks75%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 $44,270 eks88%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Sioux Falls, SD 330 $28,030 check103%
Rapid City, SD 170 $27,080 eks100%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 150 $21,220 eks78%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Sioux Falls, SD 160 $38,390 eks71%
Rapid City, SD 110 $37,860 eks70%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 $43,050 eks80%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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