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South Dakota Government Pay Charts South Dakota General Schedule Payscales

103 federal employees †
$41,688 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of South Dakota. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 16.2% cost-of-living locality adjustment.

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within South Dakota where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Ellsworth Air Force Base   Air Force 437 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Sioux Falls   Civilian 819 Rest of U.S. 16.2%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

South Dakota Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in South Dakota, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in South Dakota.

Common Occupations in South Dakota

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 103 $41,688.00 $0.00

This table lists the top one occupations held by the approximately 103 federal employees working in South Dakota, South Dakota, as well as average yearly compensation for South Dakota based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in South Dakota

Agency South Dakota Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 103 $41,688.00 $0.00

There are one Federal agency with a significant workforce in South Dakota. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.

Distribution of GS Employees in South Dakota

There are approximately 103 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within South Dakota. The average federal employee in South Dakota earns $41,688 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in South Dakota is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in South Dakota is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 103 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in South Dakota by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.

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