Carpentry in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in South Dakota


Each year, approximately 0.2% of South Dakota graduates receive certificates in carpentry. In other words, every year an estimated 43 carpenters graduate from South Dakota's 4 carpentry schools.

Top Schools

Lake Area Technical Institute, which is located in Watertown, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 22 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2010. Lake Area Technical Institute charged in-state students $5,236 in tuition fees per year.

Mitchell Technical Institute, which is located in Mitchell, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Mitchell Technical Institute graduated 16 students from its carpentry program. Mitchell Technical Institute charged in-state students $6,550 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a carpentry program is Western Dakota Technical Institute. Western Dakota Technical Institute, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Rapid City. 5 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2010. Western Dakota Technical Institute charged in-state students $4,860 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Dakota carpentry school, average tuition will be $4,761 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,396 per year to $6,550 per year. The South Dakota carpentry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Mitchell Technical Institute - located in Mitchell, students are charged $6,550 per year
  2. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

The carpentry schools in South Dakota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year

A carpentry certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of carpentry graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a carpenter. In 2010, there were 4,030 carpenters working in South Dakota. The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of carpenters are:

  1. Beadle County - 1,250 carpenters
  2. Lincoln County - 1,180 carpenters
  3. Meade County - 770 carpenters

Salary

On average, carpenters earn $30,790 per year. However, South Dakota carpenters earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,890 per year to more than $44,800 per year in 2010. On average a carpenter earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Lincoln County - $32,640 per year
  2. Bennett County - $32,220 per year
  3. Meade County - $30,870 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for carpenters:

  1. Aurora County - $28,720 per year
  2. Beadle County - $29,020 per year
  3. Meade County - $30,870 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in carpentry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as locksmithing or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Carpentry in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,625 miles from location Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell SD 31.4056 n/a 1,004
 

Curious what studying Carpentry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Dakota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Carpenters + 4,030 $30,790 6.9%
2
Helpers--Carpenters + 530 $20,400 -11.7%
3
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters + 480 $27,430 -31.4%
 

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