You will need a South Dakota OT license to practice in the state. At Advanced Travel Therapy, we know that the topic of licensure can be a stressful one. To help you make more educated career moves we have provided you with SD state board information and contact details. We have also compiled compensation information for South Dakota. You can use this resource and the links below to ensure your next job is the right one. You can also get in touch with an Advanced Recruiter who can line up the OT job you want in SD, reimburse you for the SD OT license, and help you through the entire process.

Licensure Board Info

State/Year Enacted:
Contact Person/Address:
SD Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
101 N. Main Avenue, Suite 301
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 

Phone: (605) 367-7781
Fax: (605) 367-7786
Email contact:

Helpful Links

Website: Website

How long to receive your OT license
No Set Timeline 
No Set Timeline 
0 Weeks
10 Weeks
Varies | Online application or call board at 605-367-7781.

South Dakota’s nickname hints at its claim to fame, The Mount Rushmore State. Every year, people from around the world tick Mt. Rushmore off their bucket list because it is truly a sight to be seen. That being said, it’s not the only reason to visit the Midwestern gem. You can check out other iconic attractions like Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Historic Deadwood, and the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. When it comes to money, the annual mean wage in the state isn’t very high compared to others, but that does even out with the lower cost of living. The best way to raise your earning potential as an OT working in SD is by becoming a travel therapist. Advanced Travel Therapy will find you the right job in the setting of your choice, and offer you tax-breaks, reimbursements, stipends, and benefits that will raise your income over those of your permanently placed counterparts. Check out what jobs we have for OTs in South Dakota or apply today!

Average Base Salary for Occupational Therapists in South Dakota


Average Annual Base Salary


Average Hourly Rate


Number of Occupational Therapists in South Dakota

Salary Range for Occupational Therapists in South Dakota


Entry Level Salary


Senior Level Salary

Scale starts at $50,000
Starting Salary $50,310
Median Salary $63,920
High Salary $81,460
Scale ends at $90,000

Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics

What is the cost of living for Occupational Therapists in South Dakota?

Cost of living in different cities.

  1. Sioux Falls, SD -6.8% ⇩ 
    Sioux Falls, SD -6.8% ⇩ 
  2. Rapid City, SD -7.6% ⇩ 
    Rapid City, SD -7.6% ⇩ 

What are these numbers? The Regional Price Parity the cost of goods and services in a region in comparison to the national average, which is set at 100. For example New York's RPP is 122.2, meaning that goods there cost 22.2% more than the national average.

Data from 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics