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Career and Education Opportunities for Transportation Managers in South Dakota

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

About 140 people are currently employed as transportation managers in South Dakota. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 12% to 150 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for transportation managers are expected to shrink by about 5.3%. In general, transportation managers plan, direct, and coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

Transportation managers earn approximately $37 per hour or $77,330 per year on average in South Dakota. Nationally they average about $37 hourly or $79,000 per year. Compared with people working in the overall category of Transportation and Logistics, people working as transportation managers in South Dakota earn more. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Transportation and Logistics nationally. Transportation managers work in a variety of jobs, including: global transportation manager, bus system operator, and railroad car inspection and repair regional superintendent.

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 Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, and the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Muum of Natural Hstry.

CITIES WITH Transportation Manager OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Transportation Manager

Transportation Manager video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, transportation managers plan, direct, and coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

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

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in South Dakota include:

  • Shipping Receiving Manager. Plan, direct, and coordinate the storage and distribution operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that are engaged in storing and distributing materials and products.

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.