Mechanical Engineering Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

The city of Rapid City has 2 schools where mechanical engineering faculty can find employment. The trends in Rapid City's mechanical engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering


Statistics

Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Mechanical Engineering Employment

Rapid City 90
South Dakota 550

Exactly 90 of South Dakota's 550 mechanical engineering professionals work in Rapid City. Between 2006 and 2010, in Rapid City, there has been a 125% growth in the number of mechanical engineering professionals. Overall employment in Rapid City has also increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Mechanical Engineering employment growth

820 740 770 740 550
40 40 No data No data 90
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$61,200 $65,090 No data $71,150 $75,190
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

In Rapid City, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $75,190 per year was earned by mechanical engineering professionals in Rapid City. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for mechanical engineering professionals in Rapid City was $61,200 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Rapid City.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Rapid City

10th percentile
$42,540
25th percentile
$48,250
50th percentile
$79,910
75th percentile
$93,210
90th percentile
$106,600

Mechanical engineering professionals in Rapid City earn a median salary of $79,910 per year. The 10% of mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $42,540 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 151% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Rapid City

Drafting
$35,580
Civil Engineering
$46,580
Electrical Engineering
$53,890
Mechanical Engineering
$75,190

Rapid City mechanical engineering professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in Rapid City

2

Many of Rapid City's mechanical engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited mechanical engineering schools in the city.

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In Rapid City

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total3

Rapid City's mechanical engineering schools offer 3 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In Rapid City

associate
16
bachelor
73
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total92

In 2010 approximately 92 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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