Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2011 Annual Summary by Establishment Size

Establishment size data provides a comparison of small and large businesses in South Dakota. The average number of workers at the worksite location determines establishment size. A worksite is generally defined as a single physical location at which predominantly one type of economic activity is conducted.

Chart A displays the number of South Dakota establishments by size, which shows small businesses are predominate in South Dakota. During 2011, the 0-9 workers size class had the largest number of establishments, accounting for 77.7 percent of all establishments.

Chart A - Number of establishments by establishment size in 2011

The distribution of employees by establishment size shows a different picture than the distribution of establishments. Smaller businesses have a much smaller slice of the pie. Chart B indicates that smaller businesses (less than 10 workers) employed only 20.4 percent of the covered workers in South Dakota in 2011. The number of workers is evenly dispersed among the establishment size groups.

Chart B - Pie chart showing distribution of employees by establishment size in 2011

Number of Private Establishments, Workers and Pay
By Establishment Size and By Industry Group
2011
Industry Group 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500+
Natural Resources & Mining
Establishments 644 80 41 7 3 0 0
Workers 2,227 1,064 1,116 491 369 0 0
Annual Pay $32,910 $34,670 $34,526 $37,045 $60,539 $0 $
Construction
Establishments 3,405 290 143 37 10 0 0
Workers 8,053 3,813 4,308 2,430 1,525 0 0
Annual Pay $30,810 $38,120 $45,869 $50,515 $46,675 $0 $0
Manufacturing
Establishments 652 171 134 78 64 17 9
Workers 2,086 2,302 4,083 5,568 10,083 5,814 9,267
Annual Pay $29,082 $38,348 $39,895 $39,630 $42,804 $47,132 $41,852
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Establishments 6,079 1,188 623 146 67 19 4
Workers 18,906 15,742 18,366 9,874 9,459 5,988 2,361
Annual Pay $32,705 $31,843 $36,326 $34,993 $29,841 $22,504 $27,243
Information
Establishments 412 72 38 19 8 * *
Workers 1,028 993 1,136 1,248 1,144 * *
Annual Pay $40,264 $37,985 $38,866 $38,183 $45,995 * *
Financial Activities
Establishments 2,703 247 118 28 19 9 7
Workers 6,972 3,227 3,417 1,832 2,786 3,184 6,254
Annual Pay $39,426 $46,169 $52,563 $51,847 $52,571 $41,353 $45,173
Professional & Business Services
Establishments 4,002 308 182 45 28 7 *
Workers 8,381 4,032 5,283 3,276 3,902 2,307 *
Annual Pay $44,206 $42,967 $41,722 $41,326 $37,599 $59,052 *
Education & Health Services
Establishments 1,800 424 261 121 87 14 6
Workers 5,845 5,710 7,943 8,084 12,836 4,854 15,001
Annual Pay $34,420 $37,420 $37,885 $33,230 $43,915 $38,816 $49,188
Leisure & Hospitality Services
Establishments 1,870 677 529 116 30 0 0
Workers 6,739 9,394 15,682 7,758 3,857 0 0
Annual Pay $11,967 $12,241 $12,907 $15,097 $17,135 $0 $0
Other Services
Establishments 1,970 172 49 10 4 0 0
Workers 5,334 2,215 1,442 638 623 0 0
Annual Pay $26,462 $26,273 $31,807 $26,719 $9,512 $0 $0
Total Private Ownership
Establishments 23,537 3,629 2,118 607 320 68 28
Workers 65,572 48,491 62,776 41,199 46,582 22,980 34,285
Annual Pay $32,180 $31,317 $32,808 $33,689 $38,403 $39,567 $44,309

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
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