Fire Science Schools In South Dakota

There is only one accredited fire science school in South Dakota for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The trends in South Dakota's fire science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fire science includes fire science training at the fire science associates degree level.


Schools

  1. Western Dakota Technical Institute

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Fire Science Employment

South Dakota 150
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In South Dakota

80 120 130 130 150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in South Dakota. 70 more fire science professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 88% in South Dakota. This growth is faster than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$44,995 $51,767 $51,100 $53,320 $32,487
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to fire science professionals are decreasing in South Dakota. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,995 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $32,487 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in South Dakota

10th percentile
$22,730
25th percentile
$26,327
50th percentile
$30,743
75th percentile
$39,027
90th percentile
$45,603

This represents a decline in salaries of 39%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 101% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Construction Management
$53,542
Criminal Justice
$36,212
Fire Science
$32,487
Forestry
$32,622
Public Administration
$72,833

In South Dakota, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total1

A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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