"Young professionals are gaining broad experience in their careers, and in doing so they're bringing their families back to this wonderful community."
- Shelia Mennenga, HR Director of Watertown Municipal Utilities

We Work

A job that works. A schedule that works. A paycheck that works. And a lifestyle that plays like crazy. If you’re looking to relocate, start a new career or just make a move to something better, tell us what your dream job is here and we’ll show you how Watertown Works.

The same people that make Watertown welcoming also make Watertown businesses successful. Determination, perseverance and loyalty run deep in South Dakotans. Watertown businesses capitalize on one of the most skilled, hardworking and dependable labor pools in the nation, including professional, technical and skilled labor.

Regardless of skill level, the people of Watertown take pride in their work, their companies and the part they each play in the success of our city.

Fast Facts about working in Watertown

Reasons why working in Watertown is the smartest decision you'll ever make.
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Families make $60K on average in Watertown. Since our cost of living is low, families get to spend less on expenses and more on the things they love.

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To name just a few, our major employers include Watertown School District, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Terex Utilities, Premier Bank Card and Worthington Industries.

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In Watertown, the drive to work is easy! Commute times average around 10 minutes (make it 15 if you swing into one of our local coffee shops on the way). Vanilla latte coming up!

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Notable publications have described Watertown as “Innovative,” “Progressive,” “Smart,” and “Business-centric.” Most recently, Livability included Watertown in its list of top 100 small U.S. cities.

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With our residents being a median age of 37, our business community embodies a sense of creativity and energy. Watertown is where young professionals make their dreams a reality!

Jobs Board

With a variety of career opportunities in healthcare, banking, manufacturing, agriculture, biotech and education, among others, Watertown works for you. Notable publications describe Watertown as innovative and progressive, and most recently, Livability included Watertown in its top 100 small U.S. cities for business. Use the tool below to search available jobs in our area.

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The Watertown Development Company is a non-profit organization established to own and operate buildings, lands and development areas for the economic benefit of Watertown. Use the form below to send a message to our executive team and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as we can.
  • You can call us directly at (605) 884-0340 or toll free at 1-888-898-6767