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Construction Trades Schools in South Dakota

243 Construction Trades students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Construction Trades is the 4th most popular major out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In South Dakota, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in South Dakota is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • White: 79.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 18.1%

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in South Dakota

In this state, there are 19,980 people employed in jobs related to a construction trades degree, compared to 5,877,640 nationwide.


Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in South Dakota

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $39,660 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.


There are 8 colleges in South Dakota that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

142 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,162 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. A typical student attending Mitchell Tech will pay a net price of $12,725. 89% of students get financical aid.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,380 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,779. In their early career, Southeast Tech grads earn an average salary of $34,200. 100% of the teachers are full time.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,228 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,437. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.40%.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
5% Graduation Rate
1,306 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at Oglala Lakota College.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,214 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,700 a year. This public school has an average net price of $15,987.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
549 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.75 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $11,906. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
119 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,858 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.20%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate.

Construction Trades Careers in SD

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title SD Job Growth SD Median Salary
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 13% $41,700
Glaziers 12% $40,580
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 11% $46,790
Construction and Building Inspectors 10% $48,120
Floor Layers 10% $35,320
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10% $41,980
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 10% $36,730
Roofers 9% $30,380
Civil Engineering Technicians 9% $43,590
Tile and Marble Setters 9% $34,780
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 9% $61,270
Maintenance and Repair Workers 9% $36,310
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 9% $69,400
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 9% $50,900
Earth Drillers 8% $41,780
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 8% $33,390
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 8% $38,940
Carpenters 7% $35,230
Electricians 4% $44,560
Construction and Maintenance Painters 3% $33,080
Insulation Workers 0% $35,420
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 0% $0
Mechanical Insulation Workers 0% $0
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 0% $32,820
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 0% $76,980
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers -14% $39,560

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in SD
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 247
Personal & Culinary Services 168
Precision Production 150
Transportation & Materials Moving 43

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