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Teacher Jobs in South Dakota

Beginning teachers in the state of South Dakota earn an annual salary of $29,851 as compared to $33,948 for other careers in the state. However, teacher salaries quickly surpass state averages due to steady raises that compensate teachers for years of experience and professional certifications. South Dakota is actively recruiting teachers who have subject certifications in STEM, English and ESL, and special education, both at the elementary and secondary levels. Teachers who are ready to make a committeemen to their profession are advised to first apply in larger districts like Sioux Falls School District, Rapid City Area School District and Aberdeen School District.

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South Dakota Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

3,960

Salary Range

$35,330 - $59,820

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $35,330 to $59,820 a year in South Dakota. There are around three thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rapid City550$51,610
Sioux Falls1$44,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

210

Salary Range

$46,350 - $81,390

English teachers have a salary range between $46,350 to $81,390 a year in South Dakota, with over 210 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls60$58,010

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

3,550

Salary Range

$35,890 - $61,490

As a high school teacher in South Dakota you can expect to make between $35,890 - $61,490. There are around three thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls740$45,100
Rapid City640$54,390

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

60

Salary Range

$54,520 - $94,020

In South Dakota, a history teacher's salary may range from $54,520 to $94,020. There are around sixty employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

650

Salary Range

$34,760 - $55,190

Kindergarten teachers in South Dakota, can earn between $34,760 to $55,190 a year. There are around 650 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls200$43,320
Rapid City80$49,400

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

10,350

Salary Range

$34,760 - $95,910

As a math teacher in South Dakota you can expect to make between $34,760 - $95,910. South Dakota is home to about ten thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Total Employed

900

Salary Range

$26,810 - $46,590

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $26,810 to $46,590 a year in South Dakota. South Dakota is home to about 900 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls250$33,770
Rapid City80$35,550

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

1,140

Salary Range

$25,870 - $38,710

In South Dakota, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,870 to $38,710, with over 1,140 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls420$31,310
Rapid City180$26,120

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

680

Salary Range

$48,130 - $107,330

As a school administrator in South Dakota you can expect to make between $48,130 - $107,330. South Dakota is home to about 680 school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls130$95,150
Rapid City80$83,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

780

Salary Range

$34,530 - $59,470

School counselors in South Dakota, can earn between $34,530 to $59,470 a year, with over 780 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls180$44,790
Rapid City130$46,440

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

530

Salary Range

$32,510 - $61,830

School librarians have a salary range between $32,510 to $61,830 a year in South Dakota. South Dakota is home to about 530 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls130$48,530
Rapid City60$43,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

1,500

Salary Range

$34,950 - $61,830

In South Dakota, a special education teacher's salary may range from $34,950 to $61,830. South Dakota is home to about a thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls180$46,230
Rapid City130$54,830

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls110$46,020
Rapid City40$57,310

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls130$45,640
Rapid City90$51,500

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

850

Salary Range

$25,860 - $32,060

In South Dakota, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $25,860 to $32,060. South Dakota is home to about 850 substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rapid City100$26,960
Sioux Falls100$28,610

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

3,630

Salary Range

$20,440 - $29,540

In South Dakota, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,440 to $29,540. There are around three thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls810$23,410
Rapid City440$23,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in South Dakota

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Sioux Falls School District501,472
Rapid City Area Schools26892
Aberdeen School District 06-110269
Harrisburg School District 41-28243
Watertown School District 14-48241
Brandon Valley School District 49-26210
Brookings School District 05-15204
Mitchell School District 17-29182
Meade School District 46-110182
Douglas School District 51-16181
Todd County School District 66-112167
Yankton School District 63-36161
Pierre School District 32-26160
Huron School District 02-27158
Spearfish School District 40-26147
Belle Fourche School District 09-1597
Shannon County School District 65-1897
Tea Area School District 41-5496
Vermillion School District 13-1490
West Central School District 49-7489
Chamberlain School District 07-1485
Lead-Deadwood School District 40-1483
Madison Central School District 39-2482
Dakota Valley School District 61-8481
Sisseton School District 54-2479
Wagner Community School District 11-4473
Lennox School District 41-4466
Canton School District 41-1466
Milbank School District 25-4362
Dell Rapids School District 49-3361
Hot Springs School District 23-2360
Custer School District 16-1660
Tri-Valley School District 49-6357
Flandreau School District 50-3454
Redfield School District 56-4449
Beresford School District 61-2349
Bon Homme School District 04-2848
Hamlin School District 28-3348
Winner School District 59-2348
Mobridge-Pollock 62-6 School District448
Elk Point-Jefferson School District 61-7348
Bennett County School District 03-1347
Groton Area School District 06-6346
Parkston School District 33-3646
Eagle Butte School District 20-1545
Platte - Geddes School District 11-5543
White River School District 47-1542
Mclaughlin School District 15-2341
Stanley County School District 57-1441
Lyman School District 42-1440

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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