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Drafting Schools In South Dakota

There are 4 accredited drafting schools in South Dakota for faculty who teach drafting classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the drafting academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in drafting training at the drafting associates degree level.


  1. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

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  2. Lake Area Technical Institute

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

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  3. Southeast Technical Institute

    2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301

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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 Drafting Employment

South Dakota 400
National 197,280

Of all of the drafting professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In South Dakota

500 450 470 460 400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of drafting professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. In South Dakota, 100 less drafting professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of drafting has shrunk by 20% in South Dakota. This decline is faster than the change in the number of drafting professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 16% from 2006 to 2010.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$33,503 $33,427 $34,613 $35,403 $36,135
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of drafting professionals is declining, the salaries paid to drafting professionals are increasing in South Dakota. The mean salary for drafting professionals in 2006 was $33,503 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,135 per year.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 7% growth in drafting professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of drafting. The pay differential between the highest paid drafting professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 74%

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering

Drafting professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited drafting schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006 there were 48 drafting graduates from drafting courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 54 graduates.

Thus there was a 13% percent increase in the number of drafting school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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