May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Montana nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Central Montana nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 36,800 $13.23 $16.00 $33,270 2.2 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,360 $26.43 $30.39 $63,210 5.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $27.98 $30.83 $64,120 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 380 $34.89 $40.30 $83,820 12.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $30,180 11.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers (8) $21.31 $28.37 $59,010 14.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $28.07 $29.26 $60,860 4.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $60,230 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $31.34 $33.02 $68,680 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 90 $23.82 $22.68 $47,170 1.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $41.23 $35.59 $74,030 4.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,140 $22.02 $24.41 $50,780 4.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $19.11 $23.01 $47,860 9.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 240 $27.65 $26.51 $55,130 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 30 $26.69 $25.86 $53,790 3.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $54.85 $52.25 $108,680 22.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $24.88 $25.29 $52,600 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 160 $19.13 $21.29 $44,290 9.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $20.99 $20.69 $43,030 13.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $22.08 $24.04 $50,000 10.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $12.20 $14.33 $29,800 16.4 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 180 $20.15 $22.00 $45,770 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 $16.70 $17.16 $35,680 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $23.07 $23.66 $49,220 7.0 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 390 $27.64 $27.56 $57,320 2.8 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (8) $33.82 $34.36 $71,470 2.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $21.73 $20.92 $43,510 3.4 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) $19.49 $21.21 $44,110 1.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $27.12 $25.68 $53,410 1.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $28.93 $27.61 $57,430 1.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 210 $14.22 $15.43 $32,100 1.2 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 530 $15.70 $16.88 $35,100 3.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.49 $15.46 $32,150 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $21.76 $21.09 $43,870 7.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $17.26 $17.06 $35,490 5.6 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 $19.58 $20.49 $42,620 3.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $15.72 $17.18 $35,730 5.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $10.89 $11.63 $24,190 2.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $13.42 $13.16 $27,370 2.3 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $15.36 $19.29 $40,110 19.0 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 190 $18.93 $22.45 $46,700 9.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $38.43 $33.94 $70,590 7.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $18.45 $18.51 $38,510 5.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $16.46 $18.33 $38,120 3.4 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,400 $14.90 $16.12 $33,520 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 $12.88 $13.31 $27,680 8.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $34,610 9.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 930 (4) (4) $34,780 5.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $37,580 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $34,700 4.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $43,470 4.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 50 (4) (4) $37,480 9.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $37,480 5.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $15.15 $13.29 $27,630 5.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $30,140 24.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $18.58 $19.49 $40,550 4.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $11.02 $11.44 $23,790 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $20.17 $21.58 $44,890 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 620 (4) (4) $21,610 2.6 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 720 $8.49 $9.70 $20,170 7.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.68 $9.12 $18,980 8.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (8) $11.67 $11.70 $24,340 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $18,120 10.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $7.79 $9.43 (4) 21.6 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,730 $22.53 $26.25 $54,590 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 $44.72 $41.96 $87,270 5.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 $69.86 $71.11 $147,900 6.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 650 $24.05 $24.38 $50,700 1.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $27.12 $26.27 $54,640 3.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $25.35 $25.53 $53,090 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $33.97 $32.24 $67,050 6.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $22.00 $22.45 $46,700 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $12.10 $12.03 $25,010 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $15.04 $15.13 $31,470 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 130 $17.73 $17.57 $36,540 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $16.27 $15.96 $33,200 2.5 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,080 $10.87 $11.41 $23,740 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 170 $8.63 $9.08 $18,880 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 670 $10.91 $10.95 $22,770 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $14.78 $15.99 $33,250 7.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $15.28 $14.46 $30,080 2.1 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,250 $15.82 $16.84 $35,030 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $26.41 $27.17 $56,510 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 90 $15.80 $14.89 $30,980 6.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 240 $11.76 $12.87 $26,760 5.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $29.83 $27.04 $56,240 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $17.65 $17.93 $37,300 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 60 $9.21 $10.39 $21,620 6.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $9.70 $9.82 $20,430 5.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 190 $18.24 $19.03 $39,580 3.2 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3,610 $8.10 $8.86 $18,430 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 170 $12.60 $12.62 $26,260 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 200 $7.64 $8.61 $17,900 9.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $10.45 $11.09 $23,070 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 220 $8.75 $8.79 $18,280 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $8.02 $8.79 $18,280 8.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 200 $8.38 $8.93 $18,580 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 640 $7.97 $8.30 $17,260 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 450 $7.94 $8.51 $17,700 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 850 $7.66 $7.91 $16,450 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $8.88 $9.94 $20,680 10.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 40 $7.79 $8.14 $16,940 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 $7.58 $7.87 $16,370 5.1 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,600 $9.18 $10.24 $21,310 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $12.11 $14.39 $29,930 6.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 880 $9.40 $10.22 $21,250 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $8.27 $8.93 $18,570 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $9.37 $10.57 $21,980 6.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $11.28 $12.91 $26,850 4.4 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 830 $9.27 $9.95 $20,690 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $9.89 $11.06 $23,010 5.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $7.58 $7.88 $16,390 8.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.13 $8.65 $17,990 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 200 $8.60 $9.16 $19,050 5.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 120 $10.20 $9.96 $20,720 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $9.02 $9.88 $20,560 3.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $9.92 $10.71 $22,290 5.0 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,760 $8.84 $11.44 $23,800 4.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 210 $12.72 $15.22 $31,650 7.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (8) $28.18 $27.43 $57,050 6.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,190 $7.74 $8.12 $16,900 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) $7.41 $8.60 $17,890 8.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $11.71 $12.55 $26,110 8.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 730 $9.23 $11.71 $24,370 8.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $9.28 $14.71 $30,600 23.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $14.48 $18.88 $39,270 21.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $19.85 $18.81 $39,120 16.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 160 $13.53 $15.95 $33,170 9.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $9.29 $11.84 $24,630 15.1 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5,880 $12.11 $13.25 $27,550 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 240 $19.70 $21.10 $43,880 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $13.45 $13.53 $28,140 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,210 $11.77 $12.98 $27,000 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $14.92 $15.55 $32,340 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $10.49 $10.60 $22,050 4.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $13.75 $14.32 $29,790 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 190 $13.58 $14.02 $29,170 4.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $15.54 $17.23 $35,840 6.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.74 $9.49 $19,750 14.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $11.54 $12.07 $25,110 3.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.15 $16.44 $34,200 13.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $16.34 $17.60 $36,610 9.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 260 $10.14 $10.63 $22,100 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $13.02 $12.92 $26,870 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $14.74 $15.20 $31,620 4.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.26 $24.57 $51,110 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 80 $21.35 $20.73 $43,110 1.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $10.91 $14.36 $29,880 1.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 $14.58 $15.28 $31,790 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 230 $10.20 $11.71 $24,360 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $15.05 $15.36 $31,960 3.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $10.91 $11.18 $23,240 3.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $12.78 $12.72 $26,460 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 900 $11.83 $12.16 $25,290 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.06 $12.46 $25,910 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 520 $9.71 $10.79 $22,450 4.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $16.34 $18.63 $38,750 10.9 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) $13.31 $13.69 $28,480 4.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $11.27 $11.74 $24,420 5.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $9.51 $10.66 $22,170 6.8 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,450 $20.98 $20.85 $43,360 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $27.17 $29.39 $61,140 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 310 $17.26 $18.57 $38,630 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $24.12 $22.12 $46,010 8.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $16.80 $17.62 $36,650 9.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $23.65 $22.72 $47,250 9.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $23.79 $22.69 $47,190 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 220 $23.47 $22.88 $47,590 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $24.50 $23.03 $47,900 5.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $12.45 $13.60 $28,280 12.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $14.44 $14.83 $30,840 2.4 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $21.40 $21.07 $43,830 7.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 100 $21.40 $22.68 $47,170 12.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 70 $18.87 $21.48 $44,670 16.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 50 $25.47 $24.56 $51,090 4.1 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 390 $23.50 $23.18 $48,200 3.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $14.70 $14.51 $30,180 6.0 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,330 $15.65 $17.34 $36,060 4.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $25.10 $25.80 $53,670 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $28.46 $28.08 $58,410 3.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (8) $9.62 $12.22 $25,410 13.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $16.70 $17.93 $37,300 13.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $12.01 $11.91 $24,780 13.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $25.94 $24.60 $51,180 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.25 $12.57 $26,150 10.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $15.62 $16.33 $33,960 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 30 $13.61 $17.16 $35,690 20.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 680 $16.64 $17.00 $35,360 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $29.39 $27.94 $58,110 4.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $28.10 $25.44 $52,910 5.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $12.92 $13.89 $28,890 8.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $11.24 $13.35 $27,760 21.0 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,000 $15.11 $17.83 $37,080 5.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 110 $31.06 $29.13 $60,600 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 $14.48 $14.88 $30,950 5.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $18.67 $18.98 $39,490 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $9.46 $10.14 $21,080 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $12.13 $13.41 $27,900 5.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $26.36 $26.16 $54,410 13.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 90 $25.43 $25.08 $52,160 3.0 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,590 $14.36 $15.63 $32,520 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $20.20 $20.47 $42,570 8.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 520 $14.53 $15.37 $31,960 6.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $8.11 $11.41 $23,730 13.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 490 $15.74 $17.38 $36,140 4.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 270 $13.46 $16.31 $33,930 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $7.76 $8.85 $18,400 3.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $12.93 $15.46 $32,150 24.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 160 $22.11 $19.42 $40,390 6.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $13.50 $14.63 $30,420 5.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 50 $8.41 $8.44 $17,560 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $11.98 $12.36 $25,720 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $7.57 $7.90 $16,430 6.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $15.16 $16.72 $34,770 5.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $11.60 $12.42 $25,830 5.8 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Montana's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010