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Sioux Falls Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area

The Sioux Falls economy is primarily comprised of healthcare, retail trade and finance. Agriculture and tourism are notable economic components. Sioux Falls is home to numerous financial companies including Citigroup, Bank First, Great Western Bank, HSBC, Total Card Inc, Wells Fargo, Premier Bancard and Capital Card Services.

The manufacturing and food processing industries are still economic assets to the city. The major manufactures are John Morrel & Company, Hutchinson Technology, Bell Incorporated, Gage Brothers and Tyco. Some of the items produced in Sioux Falls are fabricated steel, electronic test equipment, concrete items, computer components and corrugated boxes.

About 20% of the labor force is employed by the 3,200 retail outlets. The financial companies and the local hospitals are also major employers in the city. Sanford Health and Avera Health are the largest and second largest job providers in Sioux Falls, respectively.

Sioux Falls has several times been named the #1 best small place for business and careers by Forbes. Sioux Falls was also ranked by CNN as the 45th best place to live and launch in a list of 100.

Details about Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Estimated median household income in 2007: $47,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was: 82.6. Adult population that earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 28%.

The top job providers in the Sioux Falls area:

  • Sanford Health
  • Avera
  • Wells Fargo
  • John Morrell & Company
  • Sioux Falls School System
  • Citigroup
  • HyVee Food Stores
  • First Premier Bank
  • City of Sioux Falls
  • Walmart/Sam's Club
  • Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
  • Dept., of Veterans Affairs Medical & Regional Office
  • Midcontinent Communications
  • Raven Industries/Aerostar International Inc
  • Lewis Drug, Inc
  • Midwest Coast Transport
  • CIGNA Tel Drug
  • HSBC
  • United States Postal Service

The leading nonagricultural employment sectors in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Financial activities
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Government

Sioux Falls companies are invited to work with associations such as:

Those interested in learning about Sioux Falls business and industry activities can visit Sioux Falls Business Journal.com.

Jobs in Sioux Falls

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 149310 $43180 $20.76 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24750 $31510 $15.15 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 17280 $41280 $19.85 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13810 $21890 $10.52 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 13630 $72470 $34.84 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10750 $33340 $16.03 6.45
7 Production Occupations 9880 $33000 $15.87 5.85
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8160 $66820 $32.12 5.05
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7020 $39680 $19.08 4.4
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5920 $42110 $20.25 6.15
11 Registered Nurses 5860 $56560 $27.19 1.9
12 Retail Salespersons 5840 $28980 $13.93 3.1
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5540 $25490 $12.26 4.1
14 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5440 $45540 $21.89 3.8
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5120 $25730 $12.37 3.7
16 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4430 $66140 $31.8 2.8
17 Management Occupations 4330 $116880 $56.19 6.05
18 Customer Service Representatives 4180 $30300 $14.57 1.75
19 Cashiers 4010 $21800 $10.48 2.25
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 3540 $28590 $13.75 3.05
21 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2990 $42090 $20.24 1.2
22 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2930 $20220 $9.72 2.15
23 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2880 $32750 $15.74 1.1
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2770 $26890 $12.93 1.6
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2710 $24940 $11.99 1.6
26 Waiters and Waitresses 2520 $20880 $10.04 1.6
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 2420 $41290 $19.85 1.65
28 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2360 $62350 $29.98 1
29 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2240 $41760 $20.08 1.7
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2110 $24810 $11.93 1.2
31 Protective Service Occupations 2060 $42770 $20.56 2.25
32 Nursing Assistants 1970 $26030 $12.51 1.05
33 Bill and Account Collectors 1920 $31930 $15.35 0.2
34 Accountants and Auditors 1890 $66580 $32.01 0.9
35 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1810 $26630 $12.8 0.7
36 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1600 $29510 $14.19 1.6
37 General and Operations Managers 1470 $133670 $64.27 1.4
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1450 $68490 $32.93 1.65
39 Office Clerks, General 1340 $25910 $12.46 2
40 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1340 $21150 $10.17 0.3
41 Carpenters 1230 $37050 $17.81 0.6
42 Childcare Workers 1210 $20870 $10.03 0.8
43 Residential Advisors 1160 $24930 $11.99 0.1
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1130 $21390 $10.28 1
45 Management Analysts 1110 $81890 $39.37 0.5
46 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1060 $32770 $15.76 0.6
47 Food Preparation Workers 1060 $22160 $10.66 0.6
48 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1030 $39550 $19.02 0.5
49 Bartenders 1000 $21540 $10.36 0.4
50 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 970 $48890 $23.51 1
51 Team Assemblers 960 $28120 $13.52 0.75
52 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 920 $33350 $16.03 0.1
53 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 900 $34810 $16.73 0.9
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 870 $27140 $13.05 0.8
55 Personal Care Aides 850 $21110 $10.15 1.3
56 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 820 $50640 $24.34 1
57 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 800 $21450 $10.31 0.3
58 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 800 $63300 $30.43 0.3
59 Packers and Packagers, Hand 780 $24090 $11.58 0.45
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 760 $36310 $17.46 0.3
61 Electricians 760 $44570 $21.43 0.4
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $36790 $17.69 0.5
63 Insurance Sales Agents 700 $70180 $33.74 0.3
64 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 690 $66110 $31.79 0.9
65 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 690 $32880 $15.81 0.2
66 Legal Occupations 690 $77540 $37.28 0.8
67 Computer User Support Specialists 670 $40170 $19.31 0.4
68 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $39550 $19.01 0.5
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 670 $25040 $12.04 0.3
70 Tellers 660 $25230 $12.13 0.3
71 Dishwashers 660 $20490 $9.85 0.3
72 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 650 $37370 $17.96 0.1
73 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $20760 $9.98 0.3
74 Pharmacists 630 $112790 $54.23 0.2
75 Loan Officers 620 $66820 $32.13 0.2
76 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 620 $40790 $19.61 0.2
77 Software Developers, Applications 610 $80270 $38.59 0.5
78 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 610 $102450 $49.26 0.2
79 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 600 $32150 $15.46 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $33250 $15.98 0.6
81 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $24360 $11.71 0.75
82 Pharmacy Technicians 580 $31440 $15.11 0.25
83 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 570 $21890 $10.53 0.2
84 Cooks, Short Order 570 $21170 $10.18 0.1
85 Construction Laborers 560 $28100 $13.51 0.8
86 Parts Salespersons 560 $37860 $18.2 0.2
87 Security Guards 530 $26820 $12.9 0.7
88 Computer Systems Analysts 520 $71370 $34.31 0.4
89 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 480 $61350 $29.49 0.2
90 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 470 $41900 $20.14 0.1
91 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 $50370 $24.21 0.2
92 Billing and Posting Clerks 450 $30130 $14.49 0.35
93 Human Resources Specialists 450 $53980 $25.95 0.3
94 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 440 $27930 $13.43 0.1
95 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 440 $31020 $14.91 0.35
96 Telemarketers 430 $30300 $14.57 0.15
97 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $41800 $20.09 0.2
98 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $65050 $31.27 0.4
99 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 420 $58480 $28.12 0.45
100 Computer Programmers 420 $56140 $26.99 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Sioux Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,180 149,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,510 24,750
Sales and Related Occupations 41,280 17,280
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,890 13,810
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,470 13,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,340 10,750
Production Occupations 33,000 9,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,820 8,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,680 7,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,110 5,920
Registered Nurses 56,560 5,860
Retail Salespersons 28,980 5,840
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,490 5,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,540 5,440
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,730 5,120
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,140 4,430
Management Occupations 116,880 4,330
Customer Service Representatives 30,300 4,180
Cashiers 21,800 4,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,590 3,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,090 2,990
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,220 2,930
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,750 2,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,890 2,770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,940 2,710
Waiters and Waitresses 20,880 2,520
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,290 2,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,350 2,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,760 2,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,810 2,110
Protective Service Occupations 42,770 2,060
Nursing Assistants 26,030 1,970
Bill and Account Collectors 31,930 1,920
Accountants and Auditors 66,580 1,890
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,630 1,810
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,510 1,600
General and Operations Managers 133,670 1,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,490 1,450
Office Clerks, General 25,910 1,340
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 21,150 1,340
Carpenters 37,050 1,230
Childcare Workers 20,870 1,210
Residential Advisors 24,930 1,160
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,390 1,130
Management Analysts 81,890 1,110
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,770 1,060
Food Preparation Workers 22,160 1,060
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 39,550 1,030
Bartenders 21,540 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,890 970

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,180 149,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,510 24,750
Sales and Related Occupations 41,280 17,280
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,470 13,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,340 10,750
Production Occupations 33,000 9,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,820 8,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,680 7,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,110 5,920
Registered Nurses 56,560 5,860
Retail Salespersons 28,980 5,840
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,490 5,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,540 5,440
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,730 5,120
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,140 4,430
Management Occupations 116,880 4,330
Customer Service Representatives 30,300 4,180
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,590 3,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,090 2,990
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,750 2,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,890 2,770
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,290 2,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,350 2,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,760 2,240
Protective Service Occupations 42,770 2,060
Nursing Assistants 26,030 1,970
Bill and Account Collectors 31,930 1,920
Accountants and Auditors 66,580 1,890
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,630 1,810
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,510 1,600
General and Operations Managers 133,670 1,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,490 1,450
Office Clerks, General 25,910 1,340
Carpenters 37,050 1,230
Management Analysts 81,890 1,110
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,770 1,060
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 39,550 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,890 970
Team Assemblers 28,120 960
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 33,350 920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,810 900
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,140 870
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,640 820
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 63,300 800
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 36,310 760
Electricians 44,570 760
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,790 710
Insurance Sales Agents 70,180 700
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 66,110 690
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 32,880 690

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