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Mechanical Engineering Schools In South Dakota

Mechanical Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited mechanical engineering schools in South Dakota. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


  1. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

South Dakota 550
National 549,180

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

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In South Dakota

820 740 770 740 550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Mechanical Engineering is a shrinking field in South Dakota. 270 less mechanical engineering professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has shrunk by 33% in four years. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$51,796 $52,344 $26,276 $46,642 $49,012
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are declining in South Dakota. Mechanical engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $51,796 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,012 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 6% decline in mechanical engineering professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earning 99% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mechanical engineering schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006 there were 96 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 136 graduates.

This represents a 42% increase in the number of mechanical engineering degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. 50% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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