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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 City 550 $51,610
Sioux Falls 1 $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 Falls 60 $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 Falls 740 $45,100
Rapid City 640 $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 Falls 200 $43,320
Rapid City 80 $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 Falls 250 $33,770
Rapid City 80 $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 Falls 420 $31,310
Rapid City 180 $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 Falls 130 $95,150
Rapid City 80 $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 Falls 180 $44,790
Rapid City 130 $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 Falls 130 $48,530
Rapid City 60 $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 Falls 180 $46,230
Rapid City 130 $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 Falls 110 $46,020
Rapid City 40 $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 Falls 130 $45,640
Rapid City 90 $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 City 100 $26,960
Sioux Falls 100 $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 Falls 810 $23,410
Rapid City 440 $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 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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