South Dakota is home to the famed Mount Rushmore, which depicts the faces of George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. This project took almost 14 years to complete and cost a whopping one million dollars.
It is also home to the geographical center of the United States, the town is named Belle Fourche. In addition to famous monuments it is home to Tom Brokaw of NBC, and the Sioux Nation Tribes; Nakota, Dakota, and Lakota.
The cost of living in the state is approximately 10% lower than that of the national average. This means that goods are slightly cheaper than in states such as Ohio.
The average annual salary is around $34,000 a year which is nearly $12,000 below the national average. An audio engineer in the state can earn approximately $57,000 per year.
This is dependent upon ones skill set, degree, performance, and experience. Being that the average cost of living is lower in this state; the lower salary isn’t quite as big of an issue and an audio engineer can still afford to invest or save money, depending on their standard of living.
Available Schools for South Dakota
- Music Production, Bachelors of Science
- Entertainment Business, Master of Science
- Music Business, Bachelor of Science
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Not Many Options Locally
South Dakota does not have many schools geared toward audio engineering. This can be detrimental to those who want to earn a degree and work in this state.
Those who already have a degree and do not plan on furthering their education should fare better. Those who are diligent about living in the state while earning a degree may want to look into online colleges for their degree.