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How Much Do You Really Earn? South Dakota vs. (Pick Your State)

December 31, 1969

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After taxes, how much do you take home? How much can you buy with your hard earned wages? Does it matter where you work and live?

In 2012 the Governor’s Office of Economic Development conducted a wage study to answer these questions by assessing purchasing power across the nation. We looked at median wages by occupation and then analyzed the impacts of taxation and cost of living. The verdict? Location matters. 

Want to see how you stack up? Find your occupation and compare with other states across the nation.

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