South Dakota


Modern car and truck dealerships provide a wide variety of unique and challenging careers to meet the interests and skill levels of almost anyone. These careers offer responsible individuals competitive salaries, great benefits, and excellent opportunity for advancement.

South Dakota is host to more than 80 car dealerships, employing more than 4,000 people. Demand for employees is high, which translates into job security. Many jobs are high-tech and challenging as well as rewarding. Job-seekers can find vital information on training opportunities and scholarships below. Jump start your career today.

Car Dealerships

Total Car Dealership Jobs
Average Annual Salary
Total Number of Car Dealerships
$2.4 B
Total Car Dealership Sales
$58 M
Income Taxes Paid
Employees per Dealership
$235 M
Annual Car Dealership Payroll

Truck Dealerships

Total Truck Dealership Jobs
Total Number of Truck Dealerships
$602 M
Total Truck Dealership Sales
$50 M
Annual Truck Dealership Payroll

Training Centers

3 Total Number of Training Facilities

Lake Area Technical Institute

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Watertown Shop Car, Truck
As a student in the 18-month auto program, you’ll spend about 75 percent of your time working in the program’s 27,900 square foot auto repair shop, gaining valuable real-life work experience.

Southeast Technical Institute

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Sioux Falls Shop Car
Your career opportunities include working as an automotive service technician, mechanic, salesperson, or estimator. In addition, our graduates frequently open their own businesses. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates.

Western Dakota Technical Institute

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Rapid City Shop Car
The Western Dakota Tech Automotive Technology program, through the use of effective teaching techniques, clear student learning outcomes, and effective assessment, strives to enable students the ability to acquire the latest technology and training. With the students’ efforts, we help prepare them for entry-level placement in the automotive service industry and provide them the skills for lifelong learning.
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