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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

4,070

Salary Range

$37,470 - $58,520

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $37,470 to $58,520 a year in South Dakota. There are around four thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rapid City 540 $44,990
Sioux Falls 1,140 $47,010

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

Total Employed

180

Salary Range

$52,820 - $87,140

English teachers have a salary range between $52,820 to $87,140 a year in South Dakota, with over 180 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls 50 $59,180

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

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Total Employed

3,500

Salary Range

$38,050 - $59,170

As a high school teacher in South Dakota you can expect to make between $38,050 - $59,170. 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 Falls 770 $47,570
Rapid City 640 $44,740

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

Learn how to become a history teacher.

Total Employed

40

Salary Range

$61,050 - $108,180

In South Dakota, a history teacher's salary may range from $61,050 to $108,180. There are around forty employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

630

Salary Range

$36,790 - $55,700

Kindergarten teachers in South Dakota, can earn between $36,790 to $55,700 a year. There are around 630 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rapid City 90 $42,360
Sioux Falls 190 $46,640

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

10,250

Salary Range

$36,790 - $107,420

As a math teacher in South Dakota you can expect to make between $36,790 - $107,420. South Dakota is home to about ten thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

790

Salary Range

$26,970 - $55,790

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $26,970 to $55,790 a year in South Dakota. South Dakota is home to about 790 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls 180 $34,970
Rapid City 140 $35,980

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

Total Employed

1,620

Salary Range

$25,540 - $42,100

In South Dakota, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,540 to $42,100, with over 1,620 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls 610 $29,470
Rapid City 240 $32,300

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

School administrator talks to a student

Total Employed

720

Salary Range

$48,720 - $106,650

As a school administrator in South Dakota you can expect to make between $48,720 - $106,650. South Dakota is home to about 720 school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls 50 $54,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rapid City 90 $79,260
Sioux Falls 150 $96,480

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

$37,080 - $60,260

School counselors in South Dakota, can earn between $37,080 to $60,260 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 Falls 190 $47,750
Rapid City 110 $43,590

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

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Total Employed

750

Salary Range

$35,190 - $60,340

In South Dakota, a special education teacher's salary may range from $35,190 to $60,340. South Dakota is home to about 750 special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sioux Falls 200 $48,580
Rapid City 110 $45,330

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

Largest School Districts in South Dakota

School District Schools Teachers
Sioux Falls School District 50 1,472
Rapid City Area Schools 26 892
Aberdeen School District 06-1 10 269
Harrisburg School District 41-2 8 243
Watertown School District 14-4 8 241
Brandon Valley School District 49-2 6 210
Brookings School District 05-1 5 204
Mitchell School District 17-2 9 182
Meade School District 46-1 10 182
Douglas School District 51-1 6 181
Todd County School District 66-1 12 167
Yankton School District 63-3 6 161
Pierre School District 32-2 6 160
Huron School District 02-2 7 158
Spearfish School District 40-2 6 147
Belle Fourche School District 09-1 5 97
Shannon County School District 65-1 8 97
Tea Area School District 41-5 4 96
Vermillion School District 13-1 4 90
West Central School District 49-7 4 89
Chamberlain School District 07-1 4 85
Lead-Deadwood School District 40-1 4 83
Madison Central School District 39-2 4 82
Dakota Valley School District 61-8 4 81
Sisseton School District 54-2 4 79
Wagner Community School District 11-4 4 73
Lennox School District 41-4 4 66
Canton School District 41-1 4 66
Milbank School District 25-4 3 62
Dell Rapids School District 49-3 3 61
Hot Springs School District 23-2 3 60
Custer School District 16-1 6 60
Tri-Valley School District 49-6 3 57
Flandreau School District 50-3 4 54
Redfield School District 56-4 4 49
Beresford School District 61-2 3 49
Bon Homme School District 04-2 8 48
Hamlin School District 28-3 3 48
Winner School District 59-2 3 48
Mobridge-Pollock 62-6 School District 4 48
Elk Point-Jefferson School District 61-7 3 48
Bennett County School District 03-1 3 47
Groton Area School District 06-6 3 46
Parkston School District 33-3 6 46
Eagle Butte School District 20-1 5 45
Platte - Geddes School District 11-5 5 43
White River School District 47-1 5 42
Mclaughlin School District 15-2 3 41
Stanley County School District 57-1 4 41
Lyman School District 42-1 4 40

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

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