Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Great Falls, MT MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Great Falls, MT MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana.

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SOC Major Groups in the Great Falls, MT MSA:

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,150 $15.85 $20.11 $41,830 16.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $31.46 $37.40 $77,790 11.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 860 $14.13 $18.40 $38,280 8.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $11.93 $13.14 $27,340 11.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $21.90 $19.26 $40,060 17.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $13.63 $14.38 $29,920 7.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $24.17 $25.45 $52,940 8.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 $21.72 $24.18 $50,290 7.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 30 $18.50 $20.26 $42,140 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 60 (2) (2) $44,850 9.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $9.88 $11.22 $23,340 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $14.49 $14.67 $30,520 4.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 870 $17.70 $18.04 $37,520 7.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 40 $17.79 $17.98 $37,400 5.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 230 $18.96 $18.49 $38,470 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $12.72 $15.72 $32,700 15.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) (5) $16.73 $16.98 $35,310 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $23.60 $22.99 $47,820 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 180 $15.48 $16.53 $34,390 2.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 230 $14.27 $14.67 $30,510 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) (5) $16.94 $17.36 $36,110 7.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $12.45 $12.08 $25,130 9.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $20.25 $20.57 $42,790 4.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 220 $18.83 $19.08 $39,680 10.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 60 $22.24 $22.05 $45,870 5.0 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 480 $11.90 $12.50 $26,010 7.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 50 $19.45 $18.80 $39,100 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $14.84 $14.11 $29,340 7.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $8.82 $9.73 $20,230 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $17.79 $15.86 $32,980 15.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (5) $8.78 $9.52 $19,800 4.3 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 50 $14.67 $14.05 $29,230 12.0 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (3) (5) $10.62 $11.63 $24,190 13.4 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 560 $24.54 $27.09 $56,360 4.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 380 $33.74 $33.74 $70,190 12.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $12.65 $12.98 $26,990 3.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1,860 $12.68 $12.80 $26,620 7.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 150 $6.50 $7.23 $15,040 5.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) (2) (2) $33,040 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (2) (2) $32,640 3.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $12.03 $12.32 $25,620 12.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 290 (2) (2) $14,950 2.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 300 $10.03 $11.81 $24,560 9.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $6.06 $6.28 $13,070 10.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $11.23 $11.74 $24,420 3.7 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2,240 $16.48 $16.29 $33,890 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 40 $28.30 $27.31 $56,800 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 940 $18.63 $18.53 $38,550 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 80 $25.77 $27.04 $56,240 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $18.20 $18.57 $38,630 3.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) (5) $17.02 $16.78 $34,900 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $14.89 $14.99 $31,180 1.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.55 $11.51 $23,950 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 290 $11.62 $11.56 $24,050 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $8.28 $8.81 $18,310 6.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $9.65 $9.43 $19,620 4.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 660 $8.48 $9.05 $18,810 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 330 $7.56 $7.64 $15,900 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $10.10 $10.40 $21,640 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $11.21 $10.93 $22,720 3.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (5) $11.12 $12.39 $25,770 13.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $6.72 $7.45 $15,490 7.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,990 $6.22 $6.36 $13,220 2.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $8.31 $8.30 $17,260 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 1,320 $6.02 $6.11 $12,710 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 120 $8.22 $8.35 $17,370 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $6.78 $6.95 $14,460 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 60 $6.47 $6.44 $13,390 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 130 $6.55 $6.74 $14,010 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $6.71 $6.77 $14,080 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,570 $5.98 $5.92 $12,320 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 190 $6.37 $6.42 $13,360 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 430 $6.09 $6.16 $12,820 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 40 $5.93 $5.78 $12,010 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (5) $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 4.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,790 $6.73 $7.84 $16,310 23.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 50 $8.29 $10.22 $21,260 8.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 910 $6.90 $7.47 $15,530 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 480 $6.30 $6.46 $13,440 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $10.82 $9.66 $20,090 14.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,210 $6.49 $7.28 $15,140 6.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $6.04 $6.54 $13,600 12.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) (5) $5.85 $5.72 $11,890 4.4 %
39-5011 Barbers (3) (5) $10.10 $9.86 $20,510 9.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.29 $6.44 $13,390 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 180 $6.12 $6.12 $12,720 4.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,640 $8.58 $11.14 $23,170 6.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 390 $12.12 $15.07 $31,340 9.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 530 $6.32 $7.07 $14,710 2.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 130 $6.25 $7.52 $15,650 9.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) (5) $10.14 $10.31 $21,440 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,620 $7.42 $8.70 $18,090 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 60 $11.59 $12.77 $26,550 4.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 60 $16.44 $19.52 $40,590 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 420 $15.14 $17.79 $36,990 4.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4,670 $9.16 $9.78 $20,350 6.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 200 $13.06 $14.21 $29,550 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 80 $7.92 $7.96 $16,550 5.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 150 $9.40 $10.06 $20,930 6.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) (5) $8.82 $8.86 $18,430 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 590 $9.59 $9.99 $20,790 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 140 $7.55 $8.21 $17,070 5.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $9.81 $9.96 $20,720 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 100 $8.35 $8.93 $18,560 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 110 $7.79 $8.40 $17,480 8.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $6.30 $6.25 $13,000 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $8.38 $8.59 $17,860 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 30 $9.16 $9.06 $18,840 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $8.39 $9.22 $19,190 7.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 50 $10.97 $11.53 $23,980 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 410 $7.72 $7.97 $16,570 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 60 $13.06 $13.33 $27,720 10.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 70 $7.97 $8.85 $18,410 6.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 280 $8.19 $9.01 $18,740 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 180 $10.00 $10.36 $21,550 3.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $12.35 $13.35 $27,760 9.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $9.35 $9.25 $19,250 6.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 30 $7.97 $8.25 $17,150 5.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 40 $9.47 $9.67 $20,100 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 570 $8.62 $8.69 $18,080 2.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 90 $8.57 $8.44 $17,560 5.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,420 $14.10 $14.07 $29,260 5.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $19.69 $20.05 $41,700 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 900 $14.56 $13.62 $28,330 7.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 380 $10.26 $10.86 $22,600 27.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 230 $17.08 $18.06 $37,560 5.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.56 $14.40 $29,950 9.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 40 $20.04 $18.86 $39,220 7.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $18.56 $17.31 $36,000 5.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 70 $6.68 $7.41 $15,400 8.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 30 $16.81 $17.22 $35,820 3.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,700 $12.70 $13.04 $27,120 6.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $21.20 $20.75 $43,160 5.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $10.00 $10.78 $22,410 8.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $13.44 $14.58 $30,330 2.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 150 $10.16 $11.27 $23,450 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) (5) $14.25 $13.63 $28,340 5.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $14.90 $15.18 $31,570 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $17.49 $16.95 $35,250 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 270 $9.30 $9.90 $20,600 3.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 820 $11.01 $11.19 $23,280 4.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 60 $15.48 $16.06 $33,400 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $7.25 $7.42 $15,440 2.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $13.56 $13.34 $27,750 6.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $8.57 $9.40 $19,550 8.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,560 $8.38 $9.76 $20,310 9.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $11.82 $10.87 $22,600 12.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 150 $11.48 $11.23 $23,360 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 530 $10.86 $10.54 $21,930 13.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) (5) $7.18 $7.02 $14,590 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $7.04 $7.65 $15,920 4.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) (5) $6.45 $7.02 $14,590 5.8 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

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.



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