Engineering Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

There is only one engineering school in Rapid City for faculty to choose from. The trends in Rapid City's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Engineering Employment

Rapid City 320
South Dakota 2,490

Of the 2,290 engineering professionals employed in South Dakota, 320 work in Rapid City. The number of engineering professionals in Rapid City has grown by 3% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for engineering professionals in Rapid City has increased, overall employment in Rapid City has also increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Engineering employment growth

2,640 2,730 2,870 2,680 2,290
310 270 330 230 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$48,060 $66,458 $68,467 $55,228 $55,620
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

Salaries for engineering professionals in Rapid City have increased. In 2010 Rapid City engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $55,620. The average salary for engineering professionals in Rapid City was $48,060 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Rapid City.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Rapid City

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Rapid City engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $55,180. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $35,772 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $77,285 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Rapid City

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

On average engineering professionals in Rapid City earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Rapid City.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Rapid City


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

Engineering Programs Offered In Rapid City


Rapid City's engineering schools offer 19 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Rapid City


In 2010 approximately 226 students completed engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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