Hospitality Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

There is only one hospitality school in Rapid City for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of hospitality and hospitality education in Rapid City, which includes hospitality training at the hospitality bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Hospitality Employment

Rapid City 1,120
South Dakota 8,230

Exactly 1,120 of the 8,230 hospitality professionals employed in South Dakota, work in Rapid City. There has been a 18% decline in the number of hospitality professionals in Rapid City between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of hospitality professionals in Rapid City has decreased, overall employment in Rapid City has increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Hospitality employment growth

8,700 8,270 8,170 8,350 8,230
1,370 1,190 1,280 1,300 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Hospitality VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$25,881 $26,883 $27,912 $28,062 $29,435
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

Salaries for hospitality professionals in Rapid City have increased. Rapid City hospitality professionals made $29,435 per year, on average, in 2010. Hospitality professionals in Rapid City made a yearly average salary of $25,881, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Rapid City.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Rapid City

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Rapid City hospitality professionals earn a median yearly salary of $29,317. The 10% of hospitality professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $23,440 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $35,870 per year.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Rapid City

Hotel Management

On average hospitality professional salaries in Rapid City are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality schools in Rapid City


There is only one accredited hospitality school in the city. Many of Rapid City's hospitality professionals are graduates of this school.

Hospitality Programs Offered In Rapid City

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Rapid City's hospitality school offers one hospitality degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Hospitality Degrees In Rapid City

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Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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