Carpentry Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 4 accredited schools where carpentry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's carpentry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in carpentry includes carpentry training at the following levels:

  • Carpentry Certificate
  • Associates degree in Carpentry


  1. Lake Area Technical Institute

    230 11th St NE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730

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  2. Mitchell Technical Institute

    821 N Capital St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

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  3. Oglala Lakota College

    490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490

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  4. Western Dakota Technical Institute

    800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Carpentry Employment

South Dakota 4,130
National 656,880

Of all of the carpentry professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In South Dakota

4,160 4,030 4,330 4,220 4,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Carpentry is a shrinking field in South Dakota. In 2010 there were 30 less carpentry professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has shrunk by 1% in four years. This decline is slower than the change in the number of carpentry professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of carpentry professionals has shrunk by 36% from 2006 to 2010.

Carpentry VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$45,285 $46,195 $48,555 $48,425 $49,900
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of carpentry professionals is declining, the salaries earned by carpentry professionals are increasing. The mean salary for carpentry professionals in 2006 was $45,285 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,900 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 9% growth in carpentry professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of carpentry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid carpentry professionals earning 142% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in South Dakota


In South Dakota, carpentry professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Carpentry programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited carpentry schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006, 51 students graduated from carpentry courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 43 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of carpentry school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 16%. 80% of these graduates received an associate's degree in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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