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Career and Education Opportunities for Engineering Managers in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its biggest city is Sioux Falls.

Currently, 130 people work as engineering managers in South Dakota. This is expected to grow by 17% to about 160 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for engineering managers are expected to grow by about 6.2%. In general, engineering managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Engineering managers earn approximately $43 hourly or $90,660 annually on average in South Dakota. Nationally they average about $55 hourly or $115,270 annually. Engineering managers earn more than people working in the category of Industrial generally in South Dakota and more than people in the Industrial category nationally. Jobs in this field include: manufacturing chief engineer, architect manager, and senior engineer.

In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. About 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Deals Publications Inc, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Muum of Natural Hstry, and the Old Courthouse Museum.

CITIES WITH Engineering Manager OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Engineering Manager

In general, engineering managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Every day, engineering managers are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in South Dakota include:

  • Industrial Production Manager. Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

LOCATION INFORMATION: South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.