Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

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State Selected: South Dakota

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Occupation Jobs Average
Salary
Nat.
Rank
All Occupations 381,230 $30,460 50.5
Management occupations 11,430 $73,350 40
Chief executives 810 $106,140 45
General and operations managers 2,930 $95,440 23
Legislators 710 $31,380 15
Marketing managers 100 $92,090 25
Sales managers 340 $95,830 24
Administrative services managers 250 $68,170 23
Computer and information systems managers 180 $93,640 27
Financial managers 710 $91,380 25
Human resources managers, all other 160 $76,580 36
Industrial production managers 310 $72,650 38
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 110 $75,660 25
Construction managers 190 $68,400 39
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 630 $57,940 47
Education administrators, postsecondary 190 $81,100 25
Education administrators, all other 110 $62,380 26
Food service managers 680 $42,390 36
Funeral directors 170 $49,650 28
Lodging managers 180 $41,960 36
Medical and health services managers 580 $71,660 37
Postmasters and mail superintendents 340 $48,840 42
Property, real estate, and community association managers 770 $30,220 48
Social and community service managers 210 $52,140 25
Managers, all other 220 $72,910 34
Business and financial operations occupations 14,020 $48,190 47
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 310 $48,460 24
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 210 $41,560 43
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 620 $43,480 49
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 510 $49,810 33
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 850 $43,680 38
Cost estimators 540 $42,020 51
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 800 $39,750 40
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 260 $42,680 45
Training and development specialists 450 $36,490 51
Management analysts 1,440 $65,910 36
Meeting and convention planners 140 $28,380 46
Business operations specialists, all other 600 $55,650 28
Accountants and auditors 3,610 $47,980 48
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 250 $43,290 35
Budget analysts 120 $47,810 44
Credit analysts 320 $49,580 37
Financial analysts 400 $50,000 49
Personal financial advisors 140 $57,820 38
Insurance underwriters 200 $53,250 26
Loan officers 1,530 $46,590 50
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 220 $41,500 40
Computer and mathematical occupations 5,290 $49,260 49
Computer programmers 620 $46,190 48
Computer software engineers, applications 420 $68,710 37
Computer software engineers, systems software 310 $76,030 29
Computer support specialists 1,380 $32,960 49
Computer systems analysts 550 $60,090 44
Network and computer systems administrators 1,090 $48,810 48
Network systems and data communications analysts 580 $48,630 46
Computer specialists, all other 130 $65,760 26
Architecture and engineering occupations 4,340 $49,710 48
Architects, except landscape and naval 110 $75,710 3
Surveyors 240 $43,980 36
Civil engineers 680 $62,340 45
Electrical engineers 210 $63,380 50
Electronics engineers, except computer 180 $62,170 47
Environmental engineers 150 $60,700 46
Industrial engineers 300 $59,600 44
Mechanical engineers 350 $61,640 49
Architectural and civil drafters 290 $32,880 50
Mechanical drafters 140 $32,060 43
Civil engineering technicians 490 $32,870 47
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 280 $37,840 50
Industrial engineering technicians 170 $35,660 40
Mechanical engineering technicians 130 $38,690 39
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 120 $50,840 28
Surveying and mapping technicians 150 $29,270 44
Life, physical, and social science occupations 3,590 $42,300 50
Soil and plant scientists 170 $49,110 26
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 120 $51,320 24
Biological scientists, all other 100 $48,690 42
Conservation scientists 320 $49,230 38
Foresters 110 $45,910 30
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 230 $45,510 44
Market research analysts 160 $40,990 48
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 210 $57,780 31
Urban and regional planners 210 $40,300 47
Agricultural and food science technicians 170 $23,830 33
Biological technicians 280 $28,800 47
Forest and conservation technicians 470 $30,170 36
Community and social services occupations 4,940 $32,970 44
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 480 $31,630 44
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 630 $36,620 50
Mental health counselors 130 $36,760 26
Rehabilitation counselors 320 $31,590 31
Child, family, and school social workers 1,380 $32,190 40
Medical and public health social workers 380 $36,730 46
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 220 $32,660 42
Health educators 120 $42,980 24
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 400 $36,730 30
Social and human service assistants 640 $22,550 44
Clergy 100 $36,100 33
Legal occupations 1,580 $53,400 49
Lawyers 600 $72,460 50
Paralegals and legal assistants 340 $41,180 34
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 470 $31,760 40
Education, training, and library occupations 22,030 $33,990 49
Business teachers, postsecondary 210 $59,850 35
Computer science teachers, postsecondary 130 $52,590 39
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 130 $52,350 37
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 140 $74,610 11
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 120 $60,850 28
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 150 $49,970 30
Education teachers, postsecondary 160 $53,320 25
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 160 $51,500 30
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 170 $49,220 33
Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary 140 $47,860 19
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 530 $43,720 25
Preschool teachers, except special education 530 $26,150 17
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 470 $33,100 49
Elementary school teachers, except special education 4,200 $34,090 49
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,030 $36,670 46
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,220 $35,340 49
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 620 $33,850 49
Special education teachers, middle school 250 $34,620 47
Special education teachers, secondary school 450 $34,650 49
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 350 $28,170 46
Self-enrichment education teachers 220 $26,300 47
Teachers and instructors, all other 270 $41,380 15
Librarians 470 $34,180 50
Library technicians 520 $23,100 40
Instructional coordinators 180 $46,490 44
Teacher assistants 4,240 $20,710 27
Education, training, and library workers, all other 170 $28,660 36
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 4,920 $30,780 49
Multi-media artists and animators 110 $37,330 29
Commercial and industrial designers 100 $33,110 39
Floral designers 250 $20,160 39
Graphic designers 420 $31,940 48
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 290 $19,900 43
Coaches and scouts 530 $28,110 37
Radio and television announcers 310 $25,720 44
Reporters and correspondents 490 $31,110 42
Public relations specialists 1,010 $37,490 51
Editors 190 $35,430 48
Interpreters and translators 100 $36,830 20
Broadcast technicians 110 $27,650 36
Photographers 200 $25,520 41
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 23,310 $53,230 43
Chiropractors 160 $84,290 17
Dentists, general 210 $157,660 10
Dietitians and nutritionists 130 $44,570 31
Optometrists 100 $111,820 8
Pharmacists 990 $82,180 48
Family and general practitioners 270 $147,100 34
Internists, general 160 $181,370 7
Surgeons 230 $194,140 5
Physicians and surgeons, all other 390 $146,420 21
Physician assistants 390 $75,720 20
Registered nurses 9,420 $49,560 46
Occupational therapists 230 $52,090 45
Physical therapists 530 $60,340 46
Respiratory therapists 290 $46,280 23
Speech-language pathologists 290 $41,310 50
Veterinarians 230 $61,570 46
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 700 $44,460 44.5
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 400 $29,840 44
Dental hygienists 360 $50,440 46
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 180 $41,410 30
Diagnostic medical sonographers 180 $47,970 45
Nuclear medicine technologists 110 $52,940 37
Radiologic technologists and technicians 920 $40,710 50
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 710 $24,840 42
Pharmacy technicians 830 $24,680 35
Psychiatric technicians 200 $25,810 20
Surgical technologists 430 $32,400 42
Veterinary technologists and technicians 210 $23,150 45
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,010 $30,230 48
Medical records and health information technicians 940 $28,390 30
Opticians, dispensing 340 $24,610 47
Occupational health and safety specialists 140 $56,240 27
Healthcare support occupations 10,500 $21,960 42
Home health aides 930 $20,340 22
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 6,160 $20,280 38
Physical therapist assistants 230 $28,370 48
Physical therapist aides 110 $22,060 28
Dental assistants 710 $28,090 37
Medical assistants 940 $23,080 46
Medical transcriptionists 700 $26,040 45
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 170 $18,420 40
Protective service occupations 5,620 $31,140 41
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 140 $54,180 36
Fire fighters 390 $35,980 26
Correctional officers and jailers 1,180 $28,590 36
Detectives and criminal investigators 240 $50,690 39
Fish and game wardens 100 $32,690 19
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,510 $35,620 37
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 130 $21,170 16
Security guards 1,190 $21,760 43
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 210 $15,960 30
Protective service workers, all other 140 $28,570 26
Food preparation and serving related occupations 38,860 $16,050 44.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,150 $25,400 40
Cooks, fast food 2,530 $14,660 39
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,260 $20,000 32
Cooks, restaurant 1,920 $19,270 34
Cooks, short order 1,050 $17,310 32
Food preparation workers 4,160 $16,140 46
Bartenders 2,330 $15,650 40
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 6,320 $14,210 44
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,920 $15,440 33
Waiters and waitresses 7,860 $14,060 50
Food servers, nonrestaurant 150 $18,750 23
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,450 $15,360 29
Dishwashers 1,870 $14,450 43
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 800 $15,760 30
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 14,940 $19,510 43
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 610 $30,170 35
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 230 $34,080 42
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 7,520 $19,450 38
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,280 $16,340 38
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,630 $20,110 43
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 450 $24,160 33
Personal care and service occupations 10,960 $19,420 42
Gaming supervisors 100 $28,520 22
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 350 $29,920 39
Nonfarm animal caretakers 220 $18,770 39
Gaming dealers 400 $21,240 4
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 180 $17,100 18
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 330 $15,470 25
Amusement and recreation attendants 1,030 $15,970 37.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,030 $24,210 21
Tour guides and escorts 240 $19,040 30
Child care workers 2,570 $16,110 40
Personal and home care aides 960 $18,120 33
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 680 $21,360 46.5
Recreation workers 670 $22,670 24
Residential advisors 1,680 $20,090 42
Sales and related occupations 41,370 $29,210 38
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,980 $38,100 25
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 880 $68,770 28
Cashiers 10,580 $16,180 41
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 360 $17,810 21
Counter and rental clerks 1,240 $18,600 47
Parts salespersons 1,480 $27,910 38
Retail salespersons 13,670 $21,660 47
Advertising sales agents 530 $33,520 47
Insurance sales agents 1,440 $46,010 43
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 340 $134,730 2
Travel agents 190 $23,640 47
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,710 $59,750 41
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 4,290 $48,800 41
Demonstrators and product promoters 170 $19,040 45
Real estate sales agents 250 $52,330 21
Telemarketers 750 $19,980 39
Office and administrative support occupations 66,640 $24,630 51
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 3,040 $40,400 38
Bill and account collectors 4,190 $25,430 48.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,710 $22,780 51
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 8,620 $24,220 51
Gaming cage workers 310 $18,550 15
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 470 $26,390 50
Procurement clerks 280 $27,750 49
Tellers 1,980 $20,990 37
Brokerage clerks 160 $30,310 37
Correspondence clerks 440 $25,800 28
Court, municipal, and license clerks 690 $24,220 43
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 580 $24,930 39
Customer service representatives 8,770 $24,180 50
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 550 $28,850 47
File clerks 230 $19,780 45
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 1,760 $16,350 46
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 470 $22,470 44
Library assistants, clerical 140 $18,310 42
Loan interviewers and clerks 1,840 $26,390 42
Order clerks 570 $22,160 48
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 370 $26,680 51
Receptionists and information clerks 3,740 $20,450 45
All other information and record clerks 430 $37,010 7
Cargo and freight agents 240 $41,580 6
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 340 $25,640 44
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 430 $26,890 51
Meter readers, utilities 140 $27,990 37
Postal service clerks 180 $43,120 47
Postal service mail carriers 1,030 $43,490 32
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 670 $35,700 48
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 660 $30,690 51
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 820 $24,970 46
Stock clerks and order fillers 4,740 $18,320 51
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 120 $24,360 41.5
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,220 $28,940 50
Legal secretaries 500 $28,810 47
Medical secretaries 300 $28,300 22
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 4,860 $22,040 51
Data entry keyers 290 $21,690 48
Desktop publishers 230 $19,470 41
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,210 $23,870 50
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 350 $20,720 48
Office clerks, general 3,590 $19,210 50
Office machine operators, except computer 120 $21,240 43
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,450 $23,300 38
Agricultural inspectors 100 $30,430 35
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 560 $21,880 8
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 120 $19,580 29
Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals 100 $21,190 18
Forest and conservation workers 370 $22,050 14
Construction and extraction occupations 21,260 $29,420 50
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,580 $46,420 47
Brickmasons and blockmasons 270 $36,840 38
Carpenters 4,070 $27,380 51
Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,400 $26,240 50
Construction laborers 2,610 $22,300 48
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 360 $33,230 28
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,790 $31,570 41
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 350 $29,940 41
Electricians 1,600 $37,050 45
Glaziers 270 $27,620 44
Painters, construction and maintenance 560 $25,890 50
Pipelayers 170 $30,140 32
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 950 $35,600 44
Roofers 240 $24,380 49
Sheet metal workers 650 $27,950 49
Structural iron and steel workers 370 $27,930 46
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 250 $21,530 40
Helpers--carpenters 550 $19,490 47
Helpers--electricians 390 $21,410 45
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 290 $21,060 48
Construction and building inspectors 170 $41,300 37
Highway maintenance workers 1,100 $25,640 37
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 15,290 $34,540 48
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,210 $52,140 36.5
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 400 $34,390 36
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 460 $48,990 24
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 270 $40,550 44
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 140 $27,030 37
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 150 $41,340 42
Automotive body and related repairers 670 $32,010 45
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,030 $31,920 43
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,020 $31,840 48
Farm equipment mechanics 470 $29,640 27
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 450 $37,690 37
Tire repairers and changers 300 $20,720 40
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 240 $41,470 27
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 930 $35,850 35
Home appliance repairers 140 $31,290 32
Industrial machinery mechanics 850 $35,410 51
Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,380 $26,530 51
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 740 $47,370 35
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 620 $35,000 43
Medical equipment repairers 120 $50,200 4
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 370 $28,620 23
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 110 $17,440 51
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 110 $30,540 46
Production occupations 30,130 $25,730 50
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,620 $43,640 50
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 100 $21,390 31
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 1,750 $22,300 45
Engine and other machine assemblers 470 $24,400 26
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 200 $26,250 44
Team assemblers 4,040 $21,890 48.5
Bakers 400 $21,450 36
Butchers and meat cutters 570 $24,590 40
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 150 $24,910 20
Food batchmakers 150 $24,070 25
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 180 $24,970 13
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 410 $28,070 42
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 230 $25,210 43
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 940 $26,900 24
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 200 $26,300 34
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 250 $22,950 45
Machinists 820 $28,790 50
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 420 $23,360 37
Tool and die makers 260 $37,430 38
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,250 $26,800 49
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 350 $28,650 31
Bindery workers 160 $22,020 41
Prepress technicians and workers 280 $24,230 48
Printing machine operators 660 $27,190 41
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 840 $18,310 29
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 100 $18,720 26
Sewing machine operators 280 $19,020 39
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 780 $23,890 45
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 370 $23,190 31
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 510 $23,750 34
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 130 $33,530 46
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 650 $33,450 31
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 120 $29,090 33
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 110 $24,190 41
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $27,260 34
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 250 $22,010 39
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 210 $26,460 45
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 460 $24,780 40
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 450 $27,700 33
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 890 $26,260 51
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 190 $24,740 36
Dental laboratory technicians 140 $23,470 42
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 920 $23,350 36
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 820 $24,650 42
Painters, transportation equipment 120 $27,170 42
Photographic processing machine operators 170 $18,610 32
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 100 $24,650 28
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 100 $25,030 19
Etchers and engravers 100 $19,560 26
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $25,760 42
Transportation and material moving occupations 28,750 $25,590 51
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 340 $38,220 38
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 600 $47,270 36
Commercial pilots 190 $45,620 44
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 320 $22,890 38
Bus drivers, school 1,300 $23,680 31
Driver/sales workers 1,250 $25,460 17
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 7,500 $31,440 47
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 2,180 $25,070 43
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 370 $19,360 34
Service station attendants 650 $18,370 28
Transportation inspectors 100 $40,340 40
Conveyor operators and tenders 360 $23,800 41
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 400 $31,390 35
Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,030 $25,910 44
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,050 $16,380 49
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 6,860 $19,990 50
Machine feeders and offbearers 460 $20,890 43
Packers and packagers, hand 2,670 $18,500 30.5
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 420 $23,100 38