Compensation Information

South Dakota Statement of Compensation Philosophy
The State of South Dakota compensation philosophy is a formal statement regarding the state’s position about employee compensation. It essentially explains the “why” behind employee pay and creates a framework for consistency.

Total Compensation
Total Compensation is more than just the cash that is deposited in a bank account. All forms of compensation and the dollar value of employer sponsored benefits are considered when examining the state employee compensation package.
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Pay Structures

The State of South Dakota uses multiple pay structures to address occupational and market needs.

FY24 Pay Structures

FY24 Career Band Pay Structures

Additional FY24 Information

Longevity Pay for State Employees

Reimbursement Forms

Travel Reimbursement Rates
Meals, lodging, and mileage per diem rates available for State of South Dakota employees.

Reimbursment Form - Excel Reimbursment Form - PDF