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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations151480$43,930$21.12100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations24310$32,200$15.4814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations17070$41,920$20.159.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations14230$22,720$10.928.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14140$73,960$35.565.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations11040$34,310$16.56.55
7Production Occupations10140$32,770$15.765.7
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations8580$65,650$31.565.25
9Construction and Extraction Occupations7370$40,360$19.44.45
10Retail Salespersons6120$30,630$14.722.85
11Education, Training, and Library Occupations6110$40,930$19.686.05
12Registered Nurses6050$57,750$27.771.95
13Personal Care and Service Occupations5440$25,960$12.484.3
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5280$46,610$22.413.8
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5230$26,370$12.683.65
16Computer and Mathematical Occupations4850$65,860$31.662.9
17Management Occupations4430$117,230$56.366.15
18Customer Service Representatives4090$30,780$14.81.75
19Cashiers3720$21,900$10.532.2
20Healthcare Support Occupations3710$29,810$14.333
21Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3100$42,000$20.191.2
22Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3050$34,040$16.371.05
23Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2800$20,830$10.012.3
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2780$24,950$121.55
25Waiters and Waitresses2740$21,780$10.471.7
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2680$28,480$13.691.7
27Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2390$64,230$30.880.9
28Community and Social Service Occupations2340$41,460$19.931.65
29Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2220$41,930$20.161.8
30Nursing Assistants2050$27,030$12.991
31Protective Service Occupations2010$44,720$21.52.2
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1960$25,780$12.391.3
33Receptionists and Information Clerks1930$27,540$13.240.7
34Accountants and Auditors1840$67,790$32.590.9
35Bill and Account Collectors1750$32,460$15.60.2
36Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1550$29,330$14.11.5
37Architecture and Engineering Occupations1460$70,710$341.7
38General and Operations Managers1440$134,990$64.91.5
39Carpenters1310$37,310$17.940.7
40Management Analysts1310$79,220$38.080.5
41Childcare Workers1250$21,470$10.320.8
42Office Clerks, General1230$26,300$12.641.9
43Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1220$21,540$10.350.3
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1210$32,440$15.60.6
45Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1110$21,680$10.420.3
46Bartenders1090$22,100$10.630.4
47Food Preparation Workers1050$23,060$11.090.6
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1050$28,780$13.840.8
49Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1030$40,010$19.240.35
50Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1020$27,170$13.060
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1020$22,440$10.790.9
52First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1010$50,170$24.121
53Residential Advisors980$26,080$12.540.1
54Personal Care Aides930$22,650$10.891.5
55Electricians860$44,310$21.30.4
56First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers850$52,040$25.020.95
57Loan Interviewers and Clerks850$33,780$16.240.15
58Maintenance and Repair Workers, General850$36,420$17.510.9
59Network and Computer Systems Administrators850$63,730$30.640.25
60Computer User Support Specialists830$39,960$19.210.4
61Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks830$33,060$15.890.2
62Packers and Packagers, Hand800$23,990$11.530.45
63Legal Occupations730$83,170$39.990.8
64Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers730$36,810$17.70.3
65Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers700$38,360$18.440.1
66Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria690$25,250$12.140.3
67Cooks, Fast Food670$21,890$10.520.3
68Cooks, Restaurant660$26,070$12.530.8
69Dishwashers660$21,410$10.290.3
70First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers660$33,950$16.320.6
71Insurance Sales Agents660$75,790$36.440.3
72Pharmacists660$113,910$54.770.2
73Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses650$37,410$17.990.5
74Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations650$64,160$30.850.8
75Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics630$41,940$20.160.5
76Child, Family, and School Social Workers620$40,430$19.440.2
77Loan Officers600$62,990$30.290.2
78Pharmacy Technicians600$32,670$15.710.3
79Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment590$23,550$11.320.2
80Parts Salespersons590$36,600$17.60.2
81Software Developers, Applications590$79,040$380.55
82Construction Laborers570$29,840$14.350.8
83Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters570$46,310$22.260.3
84Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products570$89,760$43.150.2
85Tellers570$26,250$12.620.3
86Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors540$31,630$15.210.2
87Software Developers, Systems Software540$88,600$42.590.3
88Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators520$62,750$30.170.2
89Computer Systems Analysts520$72,190$34.710.4
90Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators510$31,510$15.150.35
91Security Guards480$27,910$13.420.7
92Driver/Sales Workers470$34,060$16.370.3
93Medical Records and Health Information Technicians470$43,310$20.820.1
94Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers460$26,930$12.950
95Cooks, Short Order450$22,650$10.890.1
96Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists450$55,660$26.760.4
97Amusement and Recreation Attendants440$21,190$10.190.2
98Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education440$30,780$14.80.3
99First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers430$65,220$31.360.4
100Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers430$59,800$28.750.4
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Jobs More Common Near Sioux Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,930151,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,20024,310
Sales and Related Occupations$41,92017,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,72014,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,96014,140
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,31011,040
Production Occupations$32,77010,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6508,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,3607,370
Retail Salespersons$30,6306,120
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,9306,110
Registered Nurses$57,7506,050
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,9605,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,6105,280
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,3705,230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,8604,850
Management Occupations$117,2304,430
Customer Service Representatives$30,7804,090
Cashiers$21,9003,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,8103,710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,0003,100
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,0403,050
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,8302,800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,9502,780
Waiters and Waitresses$21,7802,740
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,4802,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,2302,390
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,4602,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,9302,220
Nursing Assistants$27,0302,050
Protective Service Occupations$44,7202,010
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,7801,960
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,5401,930
Accountants and Auditors$67,7901,840
Bill and Account Collectors$32,4601,750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,3301,550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,7101,460
General and Operations Managers$134,9901,440
Carpenters$37,3101,310
Management Analysts$79,2201,310
Childcare Workers$21,4701,250
Office Clerks, General$26,3001,230
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$21,5401,220
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,4401,210
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$21,6801,110
Bartenders$22,1001,090
Food Preparation Workers$23,0601,050
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,7801,050
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$40,0101,030
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,1701,020

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,930151,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,20024,310
Sales and Related Occupations$41,92017,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,96014,140
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,31011,040
Production Occupations$32,77010,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6508,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,3607,370
Retail Salespersons$30,6306,120
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,9306,110
Registered Nurses$57,7506,050
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,9605,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,6105,280
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,3705,230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,8604,850
Management Occupations$117,2304,430
Customer Service Representatives$30,7804,090
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,8103,710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,0003,100
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,0403,050
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,4802,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,2302,390
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,4602,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,9302,220
Nursing Assistants$27,0302,050
Protective Service Occupations$44,7202,010
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,7801,960
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,5401,930
Accountants and Auditors$67,7901,840
Bill and Account Collectors$32,4601,750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,3301,550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,7101,460
General and Operations Managers$134,9901,440
Carpenters$37,3101,310
Management Analysts$79,2201,310
Office Clerks, General$26,3001,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,4401,210
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,7801,050
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$40,0101,030
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,1701,020
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$50,1701,010
Residential Advisors$26,080980
Electricians$44,310860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,040850
Loan Interviewers and Clerks$33,780850
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,420850
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$63,730850
Computer User Support Specialists$39,960830
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks$33,060830
Legal Occupations$83,170730

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