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Animal Scientists in South Dakota

Is South Dakota a good place for you to work as an Animal Scientist?

7.7% Jobs Projection
$55,420 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Animal Scientists in South Dakota is growing faster than average.

  • Animal Scientists in South Dakota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Scientists Work in South Dakota?

There were approximately 60 workers employed as Animal Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 60 Animal Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 80 Animal Scientists working in it, which means South Dakota has fewer Animal Scientists than average.


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Animal Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.9%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 140 total jobs in 2026 for Animal Scientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 6,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Animal Scientists Make in South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Animal Scientists ranged from $43,300 to $73,490 with $55,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.82 to $35.33. The median hourly rate was $26.64.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.51 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.13.

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


Top States for Animal Scientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Animal Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 290 $49,390
Wisconsin 280 $63,440
Minnesota 210 $65,760
Michigan 140 $52,330
North Carolina 140 $51,610
New York 130 $59,010
Missouri 130 $62,720
Iowa 110 $68,150
Ohio 80 $68,530
Illinois 80 $51,960
Maryland 80 $118,410
Pennsylvania 70 $51,020
South Dakota 60 $55,420
Oklahoma 50 $21,160
Georgia 40 $53,370
Nebraska 40 $81,150
Colorado 40 $48,900
California 40 $49,760
Indiana 30 $61,150
Kansas 30 $60,150

Below are the states where Animal Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $118,410
Nebraska $81,150
Ohio $68,530
Iowa $68,150
Minnesota $65,760
Wisconsin $63,440
Missouri $62,720
Indiana $61,150
Kansas $60,150
New York $59,010

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