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Dispatchers in South Dakota

Is South Dakota a good place for you to work as a Dispatcher?

1.7% Jobs Projection
$33,510 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dispatchers in South Dakota are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dispatchers in South Dakota is growing slower than average.

  • Dispatchers in South Dakota earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dispatchers Work in South Dakota?

There were approximately 400 workers employed as Dispatchers in this state in 2018.

There were 550 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,840 Dispatchers working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Dispatchers than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 60 annual job openings, and a total of 610 jobs for South Dakota Dispatchers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 18,000 annual jobs and 201,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dispatchers Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $24,190 to $45,000 with $33,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.63 to $21.63. The median hourly rate was $16.11.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.33 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.78.

The median salary in South Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Dakota Metros for Dispatchers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dispatchers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls, SD 170 $35,410
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 90 $39,380
Rapid City, SD 70 $33,400

Top States for Dispatchers Employment

View the list below to see where most Dispatchers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 22,240 $38,450
California 21,130 $41,040
New York 13,520 $40,830
Florida 11,320 $33,460
Pennsylvania 7,340 $39,280
Ohio 7,170 $41,000
Illinois 6,750 $43,050
New Jersey 6,010 $41,150
Georgia 5,590 $36,190
Michigan 5,580 $39,800
Virginia 5,230 $39,780
Tennessee 5,090 $36,510
Indiana 4,850 $40,550
North Carolina 4,620 $38,330
Missouri 4,510 $40,540
Washington 4,360 $47,840
Minnesota 4,250 $43,720
Wisconsin 4,080 $41,920
Massachusetts 4,040 $42,700
Louisiana 3,720 $35,080

Below are the states where Dispatchers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Nebraska $55,020
North Dakota $54,070
Alaska $49,540
Washington $47,840
District of Columbia $47,130
Delaware $45,510
Minnesota $43,720
Connecticut $43,400
Rhode Island $43,260
Illinois $43,050

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