Average Teacher Salary in South Dakota

The average teacher salary in South Dakota in 2009 was $37,537, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2008, The South Dakota average teacher’s salary was $36,635, which demonstrates a 2.46 percent increase from the previous year.

Teaching salaries in South Dakota have been consistently been far below the national average, which was $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008. However, the percentage increase in South Dakota teacher salaries has been only slightly less than the average increase for teachers nationwide, which experienced a 2.8 percent increase from 2008 to 2009.

Though the salaries are consistently rising in accordance with national trends, teacher salaries South Dakota rankings continue to be the lowest in the nation. Teaching salaries in South Dakota ranked 51st in the nation in 2007 and 2008, and this trend continued through 2009.

South Dakota teacher salaries steady rise can be documented by the South Dakota Teacher Salary Schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
South Dakota 51 $37,536.67 51 $36,635.00 51 $35,426.67 2.46% 3.41% 5.96%

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Financial Data for South Dakota

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $405,552,351
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $113,527,321
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $47,256,851
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,516
  • Total current expenditures per student: $9,658

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $3,369
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,518

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $501,752,992
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $58,251,007
  • Federal grants through state: $121,038,998

South Dakota School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Aberdeen School District 06-1 262 15 to 1
24 Fifth Ave SW
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-725-7111
Agar-blunt-onida School District 58-3 30 10 to 1
500 8th St
Onida, SD 57564
605-258-2618
Alcester-hudson School District 61-1 31 11 to 1
102 East 5th
Alcester, SD 57001
605-934-1890
Andes Central School District 11-1 40 12 to 1
400 School St
Lake Andes, SD 57356
605-487-7671
Arlington School District 38-1 26 12 to 1
306 South Main
Arlington, SD 57212
605-983-5597
Armour School District 21-1 20 8 to 1
604 3rd St
Armour, SD 57313
605-724-2153
Avon School District 04-1 19 13 to 1
210 Pine St
Avon, SD 57315
605-286-3291
Baltic School District 49-1 32 14 to 1
One Bulldog Ave
Baltic, SD 57003
605-529-5464
Belle Fourche School District 09-1 88 16 to 1
2305 13th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
605-723-3355
Bennett County School District 03-1 46 12 to 1
402 2nd Ave
Martin, SD 57551
605-685-6697
Beresford School District 61-2 51 13 to 1
301 West Maplacee St
Beresford, SD 57004
605-763-4293
Big Stone City School District 25-1 12 9 to 1
655 Walnut St
Big Stone City, SD 57216
605-862-8108
Bison School District 52-1 17 8 to 1
200 East Carr St
Bison, SD 57620
605-244-5271
Bon Homme School District 04-2 45 13 to 1
1404 Fir St
Tyndall, SD 57066
605-589-3388
Bonesteel-fairfax School District 26-5 15 10 to 1
410 Birdsell St
Bonesteel, SD 57317
605-654-2314
Bowdle School District 22-1 15 9 to 1
3083 2nd Ave
Bowdle, SD 57428
605-285-6272
Brandon Valley School District 49-2 170 18 to 1
301 South Splaceitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
605-582-2049
Bridgewater School District 43-6 18 8 to 1
510 North Main
Bridgewater, SD 57319
605-729-2541
Britton-hecla School District 45-4 38 13 to 1
759 5th St
Britton, SD 57430
605-448-2234
Brookings School District 05-1 180 16 to 1
2130 8th St South
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-4700
Burke School District 26-2 20 10 to 1
900 Washington St
Burke, SD 57523
605-775-2644
Canistota School District 43-1 22 11 to 1
421 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
605-296-3458
Canton School District 41-1 59 15 to 1
800 North Main
Canton, SD 57013
605-764-2706
Castlewood School District 28-1 22 13 to 1
310 East Harry St
Castlewood, SD 57223
605-793-2497
Centerville School District 60-1 24 10 to 1
610 Lincoln St
Centerville, SD 57014
605-563-2291
Chamberlain School District 07-1 83 11 to 1
301 East Kellam Ave
Chamberlain, SD 57325
605-234-4477
Chester Area School District 39-1 37 18 to 1
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
605-489-2416
Clark School District 12-2 30 13 to 1
220 North Clinton
Clark, SD 57225
605-532-3603
Colman-egan School District 50-5 18 15 to 1
200 South Loban
Colman, SD 57017
605-534-3534
Colome School District 59-1 19 12 to 1
105 Carr St
Colome, SD 57528
605-842-1624
Conde School District 56-1 10 4 to 1
130 3rd St SW
Conde, SD 57434
605-382-5231
Corsica School District 21-2 15 11 to 1
120 South Napoleon Ave
Corsica, SD 57328
605-946-5475
Custer School District 16-1 76 13 to 1
147 North 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
605-673-3154
Dakota Valley School District 61-8 74 15 to 1
1150 Northshore Dr
North Sioux City, SD 57049
605-422-3800
De Smet School District 38-2 25 12 to 1
405 SW 3rd Ave
De Smet, SD 57231
605-854-3423
Dell Rapids School District 49-3 67 15 to 1
1216 North Garfield
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
605-428-5473
Deubrook Area School District 05-6 33 12 to 1
100 School Ave
White, SD 57276
605-629-1100
Deuel School District 19-4 38 14 to 1
410 5th St West
Clear Lake, SD 57226
605-874-2161
Doland School District 56-2 20 7 to 1
405 North Humphrey Dr
Doland, SD 57436
605-635-6302
Douglas School District 51-1 183 13 to 1
400 Patriot Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
605-923-0000
Dupree School District 64-2 32 11 to 1
B St
Dupree, SD 57623
605-365-5140
Eagle Butte School District 20-1 49 6 to 1
S Prairie Rd
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
605-964-4911
Edgemont School District 23-1 15 9 to 1
715 D St
Edgemont, SD 57735
605-662-7254
Edmunds Central School District 22-5 14 10 to 1
105 1st Ave
Roscoe, SD 57471
605-287-4251
Elk Mountain School District 16-2 2 13 to 1
10222 Valley Rd
Edgemont, SD 57735
605-749-2258
Elk Point-jefferson School District 61-7 49 15 to 1
402 South Douglas St
Elk Point, SD 57025
605-356-5951
Elkton School District 05-3 28 12 to 1
508 South Buffalo St
Elkton, SD 57026
605-542-5361
Emery School District 30-2 17 11 to 1
130 East 6th St
Emery, SD 57332
605-449-4271
Estelline School District 28-2 19 14 to 1
708 Davis
Estelline, SD 57234
605-873-2201
Ethan School District 17-1 20 12 to 1
320 South 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
605-227-4211
Eureka School District 44-1 20 9 to 1
706 9th St
Eureka, SD 57437
605-284-2875
Faith School District 46-2 18 11 to 1
503 South 2nd Ave West
Faith, SD 57626
605-967-2152
Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 28 12 to 1
1114 Couroute St
Faulkton, SD 57438
605-598-6266
Flandreau School District 50-3 55 12 to 1
600 West Community Dr
Flandreau, SD 57028
605-997-3263
Florence School District 14-1 19 12 to 1
515 Main Ave
Florence, SD 57235
605-758-2412
Frederick Area School District 06-2 17 12 to 1
202 East Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
605-329-2145
Freeman School District 33-1 30 13 to 1
1001 South Wipf St
Freeman, SD 57029
605-925-4214
Garretson School District 49-4 35 16 to 1
505 2nd St
Garretson, SD 57030
605-594-3451
Gayville-volin School District 63-1 23 13 to 1
100 Kingsbury
Gayville, SD 57031
605-267-4476
Gettysburg School District 53-1 23 10 to 1
100 East King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
605-765-2438
Grant-deuel School District 25-3 14 11 to 1
16370 482nd Ave
Revillo, SD 57259
605-623-4241
Gregory School District 26-4 30 13 to 1
505 Logan
Gregory, SD 57533
605-835-8771
Groton Area School District 06-6 47 14 to 1
125 East 4th Ave
Groton, SD 57445
605-397-2351
Haakon School District 27-1 25 12 to 1
330 Scottie Ave
Philip, SD 57567
605-859-2679
Hamlin School District 28-3 44 15 to 1
44577 188th St
Hayti, SD 57241
605-783-3631
Hanson School District 30-1 31 13 to 1
230 6th St
Alexandria, SD 57311
605-239-4387
Harding County School District 31-1 25 9 to 1
102 West Allison St
Buffalo, SD 57720
605-375-3241
Harrisburg School District 41-2 142 14 to 1
200 Willow St
Harrisburg, SD 57032
605-743-2567
Henry School District 14-2 14 13 to 1
111 North Cedar
Henry, SD 57243
605-532-5364
Herreid School District 10-1 14 10 to 1
302 Main St
Herreid, SD 57632
605-437-2263
Highmore-harrold 34-2 27 12 to 1
415 Iowa Ave South
Highmore, SD 57345
605-852-2275
Hill City School District 51-2 40 12 to 1
341 Main St
Hill City, SD 57745
605-574-3030
Hitchcock Tulare School District 56-6 23 11 to 1
401 4th Ave
Tulare, SD 57476
605-596-4171
Hot Springs School District 23-2 59 16 to 1
1609 University Ave
Hot Springs, SD 57747
605-745-4145
Hoven School District 53-2 17 8 to 1
335 South Main St
Hoven, SD 57450
605-948-2252
Howard School District 48-3 34 12 to 1
500 North Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
605-772-5515
Hurley School District 60-2 15 11 to 1
501 Adams St
Hurley, SD 57036
605-238-5221
Huron School District 02-2 136 16 to 1
88 3rd St SE
Huron, SD 57350
605-353-6990
Ipswich Public School District 22-6 33 12 to 1
211 5th St
Ipswich, SD 57451
605-426-6561
Irene - Wakonda School District 13-3 30 11 to 1
130 East State
Irene, SD 57037
605-263-3311
Iroquois School District 02-3 20 8 to 1
111 East Washita
Iroquois, SD 57353
605-546-2210
Isabel School District 20-2 12 5 to 1
405 North Taft
Isabel, SD 57633
605-466-2125
Jones County School District 37-3 20 9 to 1
404 Jackson Ave
Murdo, SD 57559
605-669-2297
Kadoka Area School District 35-2 41 10 to 1
800 Bayberry St
Kadoka, SD 57543
605-837-2175
Kimball School District 07-2 25 11 to 1
300 South East St
Kimball, SD 57355
605-778-6232
Lake Preston School District 38-3 22 10 to 1
300 1st St NE
Lake Preston, SD 57249
605-847-4455
Langford School District 45-2 19 12 to 1
206 Chestnut St
Langford, SD 57454
605-493-6454
Lead-deadwood School District 40-1 82 11 to 1
320 South Main St
Lead, SD 57754
605-717-3890
Lemmon School District 52-2 24 12 to 1
209 3rd St West
Lemmon, SD 57638
605-374-3762
Lennox School District 41-4 63 15 to 1
201 South Elm
Lennox, SD 57039
605-647-2202
Leola School District 44-2 26 10 to 1
820 Leola Ave
Leola, SD 57456
605-439-3477
Lyman School District 42-1 40 11 to 1
201 South Birch Ave
Presho, SD 57568
605-895-2579
Madison Central School District 39-2 83 15 to 1
800 NE 9th St
Madison, SD 57042
605-256-7700
Marion School District 60-3 20 11 to 1
100 South Cedar
Marion, SD 57043
605-648-3615
Mccook Central School District 43-7 30 13 to 1
200 East Essex
Salem, SD 57058
605-425-2264
Mcintosh School District 15-1 19 9 to 1
135 Main St
Mcintosh, SD 57641
605-273-4298
Mclaughlin School District 15-2 47 10 to 1
601 South Main
Mclaughlin, SD 57642
605-823-4484
Meade School District 46-1 192 13 to 1
1230 Douglas St
Sturgis, SD 57785
605-347-2523
Menno School District 33-2 30 10 to 1
410 5th St
Menno, SD 57045
605-387-5161
Milbank School District 25-4 66 14 to 1
1001 East Park Ave
Milbank, SD 57252
605-432-5579
Miller 29-4 43 11 to 1
623 East 4th St
Miller, SD 57362
605-853-2614
Mitchell School District 17-2 177 14 to 1
800 West 10th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
605-995-3010
Mobridge-pollock 62-6 57 11 to 1
114 East 10th St
Mobridge, SD 57601
605-845-7227
Montrose School District 43-2 19 11 to 1
309 South Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
605-363-5026
Mount Vernon School District 17-3 24 11 to 1
500 North Main
Mount Vernon, SD 57363
605-236-5237
New Underwood School District 51-3 21 14 to 1
300 East Ash
New Underwood, SD 57761
605-754-6485
Newell School District 09-2 32 11 to 1
501 Dartmouth
Newell, SD 57760
605-456-2393
Northwestern Area School District 56-7 26 13 to 1
221 3rd St
Mellette, SD 57461
605-887-3467
Oelrichs School District 23-3 16 9 to 1
625 Walnut
Oelrichs, SD 57763
605-535-2631
Oldham - Ramona School District 39-5 19 7 to 1
220 West 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
605-482-8244
Parker School District 60-4 30 12 to 1
330 West 2nd
Parker, SD 57053
605-297-3456
Parkston School District 33-3 51 12 to 1
102c South Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
605-928-3368
Pierre School District 32-2 161 17 to 1
211 South Poplacear Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-7300
Plankinton School District 01-1 20 15 to 1
404 East Davenporoute
Plankinton, SD 57368
605-942-7743
Platte - Geddes School District 11-5 41 11 to 1
400 Illinois
Platte, SD 57369
605-337-3391
Rapid City Area School District 51-4 822 17 to 1
300 6th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4031
Redfield School District 56-4 49 13 to 1
502 East 2nd St
Redfield, SD 57469
605-472-4520
Rosholt School District 54-4 19 12 to 1
202 Finley Ave
Rosholt, SD 57260
605-537-4283
Roslyn School District 18-2 14 9 to 1
302 East Bjornson Ave
Roslyn, SD 57261
605-486-4311
Rutland School District 39-4 18 7 to 1
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
605-586-4352
Sanborn Central School District 55-5 22 9 to 1
40405 Sd Hwy 34
Forestburg, SD 57314
605-495-4183
Scotland School District 04-3 23 11 to 1
711 4th St
Scotland, SD 57059
605-583-2237
Selby Area School District 62-5 17 12 to 1
108 East Dakota St
Selby, SD 57472
605-649-7818
Shannon County School District 65-1 100 14 to 1
206 School St
Batesland, SD 57716
605-288-1921
Sioux Falls School District 49-5 1,381 16 to 1
201 East 38th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-367-7900
Sioux Valley School District 05-5 42 14 to 1
200 Hansina Ave
Volga, SD 57071
605-627-5657
Sisseton School District 54-2 83 12 to 1
516 8th Ave West
Sisseton, SD 57262
605-698-7613
Smee School District 15-3 19 15 to 1
12250 Sd Hwy 1806
Wakpala, SD 57658
605-845-3040
Spearfish School District 40-2 136 15 to 1
525 East Illinois
Spearfish, SD 57783
605-717-1229
Stanley County School District 57-1 40 12 to 1
3 East 2nd Ave
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
605-223-7741
Stickney School District 01-2 15 8 to 1
506 East Main
Stickney, SD 57375
605-732-4221
Summit School District 54-6 11 12 to 1
400 Sherman Ave
Summit, SD 57266
605-398-6211
Tea Area School District 41-5 75 16 to 1
500 West Brian St
Tea, SD 57064
605-498-2700
Timber Lake School District 20-3 29 10 to 1
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
605-865-3654
Todd County School District 66-1 177 11 to 1
E Denver Dr
Mission, SD 57555
605-856-4457
Tri-valley School District 49-6 57 15 to 1
46450 252nd St
Colton, SD 57018
605-446-3538
Tripp-delmont School District 33-5 28 9 to 1
105 South Sloan
Tripp, SD 57376
605-935-6766
Vermillion School District 13-1 94 14 to 1
17 Prospect St
Vermillion, SD 57069
605-677-7000
Viborg School District 60-5 22 12 to 1
203 West Park Ave
Viborg, SD 57070
605-766-5418
Wagner Community School District 11-4 61 12 to 1
101 Walnut Ave SW
Wagner, SD 57380
605-384-3677
Wall School District 51-5 24 10 to 1
401 South Blvd West
Wall, SD 57790
605-279-2156
Warner School District 06-5 20 15 to 1
110 1st Ave SW
Warner, SD 57479
605-225-6397
Watertown School District 14-4 241 16 to 1
200 NE 9th St
Watertown, SD 57201
605-882-6312
Waubay School District 18-3 21 9 to 1
202 West School Rd
Waubay, SD 57273
605-947-4529
Waverly School District 14-5 25 10 to 1
319 Mary Placeace
Waverly, SD 57201
605-886-9174
Webster School District 18-4 35 14 to 1
102 East Ninth Ave
Webster, SD 57274
605-345-3548
Wessington Springs School District 36-2 26 12 to 1
302 Dakota Ave North
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
605-539-9311
West Central School District 49-7 79 15 to 1
705 East 2nd St
Hartford, SD 57033
605-528-3217
White Lake School District 01-3 14 10 to 1
502 East Division St
White Lake, SD 57383
605-249-2251
White River School District 47-1 40 10 to 1
S 2nd And Brock
White River, SD 57579
605-259-3311
Willow Lake School District 12-3 22 9 to 1
400 Garfield St
Willow Lake, SD 57278
605-625-5945
Wilmot School District 54-7 22 11 to 1
800 Ordway St
Wilmot, SD 57279
605-938-4647
Winner School District 59-2 65 12 to 1
431 East 7th St
Winner, SD 57580
605-842-8101
Wolsey Wessington School District 02-6 20 13 to 1
375 Ash St SE
Wolsey, SD 57384
605-883-4221
Wood School District 47-2 6 6 to 1
114 South Dakota St
Wood, SD 57585
605-452-3251
Woonsocket School District 55-4 19 10 to 1
101 North 2nd Ave
Woonsocket, SD 57385
605-796-4431
Yankton School District 63-3 175 17 to 1
1900 Ferdig
Yankton, SD 57078
605-665-3998