Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Great Falls, MT MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Great Falls, MT MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Great Falls, MT MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 31,780 $10.61 $13.43 $27,930 2.8 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,060 $20.18 $24.08 $50,090 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $33.64 $42.74 $88,900 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 850 $20.08 $24.72 $51,420 3.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $18.23 $20.31 $42,250 9.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $23.04 $26.39 $54,900 8.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $20.43 $21.99 $45,740 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $15.35 $18.25 $37,950 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $23.75 $26.18 $54,450 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (6) $17.49 $19.12 $39,770 15.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $45,790 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $11.15 $12.60 $26,220 5.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $17.05 $19.04 $39,600 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $13.71 $14.39 $29,930 7.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 930 $19.42 $21.28 $44,250 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $21.61 $22.91 $47,660 6.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $19.15 $20.99 $43,650 8.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $21.90 $19.82 $41,230 10.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $16.54 $17.88 $37,190 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $16.02 $17.48 $36,370 8.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 200 $19.27 $23.76 $49,420 9.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) $17.40 $18.77 $39,050 6.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $16.32 $20.45 $42,530 7.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 210 $16.63 $17.60 $36,600 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $17.72 $18.67 $38,830 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $12.61 $13.29 $27,650 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $20.65 $20.27 $42,150 4.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 250 $21.03 $22.35 $46,480 4.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $25.05 $25.05 $52,100 3.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 150 $19.27 $20.57 $42,790 5.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 490 $12.10 $13.50 $28,080 6.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $20.23 $19.10 $39,730 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $15.66 $14.37 $29,880 8.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $12.37 $13.77 $28,630 5.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $8.22 $8.77 $18,230 3.9 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $11.67 $13.52 $28,120 12.1 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 40 $12.11 $12.91 $26,850 9.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 190 $27.69 $29.71 $61,800 6.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $33.65 $36.38 $75,680 7.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $13.27 $14.77 $30,720 7.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,140 $14.48 $17.21 $35,800 10.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $7.14 $7.40 $15,400 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $27,160 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 130 (4) (4) $30,030 5.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $36,830 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $40,630 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $17.62 $16.79 $34,910 3.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 220 (4) (4) $15,530 2.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (6) $11.19 $12.92 $26,880 5.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $11.66 $12.25 $25,470 5.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $8.78 $9.57 $19,910 5.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2,020 $17.11 $18.09 $37,620 4.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) $12.16 $14.37 $29,880 23.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 $33.27 $33.38 $69,430 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $25.45 $25.85 $53,770 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 30 $11.26 $11.57 $24,060 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 240 $13.10 $13.11 $27,260 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.14 $10.18 $21,170 3.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 870 $8.87 $9.42 $19,580 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 280 $8.60 $8.86 $18,430 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $9.80 $10.13 $21,070 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $10.65 $11.10 $23,100 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.86 $12.61 $26,230 2.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 530 $14.75 $15.98 $33,240 6.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 90 $6.73 $7.33 $15,260 6.3 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3,370 $6.75 $7.06 $14,690 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $7.99 $8.89 $18,480 5.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 140 $8.95 $9.70 $20,180 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $6.59 $6.51 $13,540 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 $8.64 $8.90 $18,510 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 240 $7.78 $7.92 $16,480 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $8.38 $8.10 $16,850 6.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 230 $6.79 $7.10 $14,760 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.21 $7.15 $14,870 6.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 470 $6.58 $6.57 $13,660 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.70 $6.96 $14,470 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 650 $6.48 $6.78 $14,090 5.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $6.33 $6.19 $12,870 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $6.46 $6.33 $13,170 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 100 $6.82 $6.93 $14,410 5.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,250 $7.84 $8.37 $17,420 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $10.93 $10.89 $22,660 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $8.14 $8.47 $17,610 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $6.97 $7.13 $14,820 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $8.46 $8.88 $18,460 4.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 890 $7.24 $8.34 $17,340 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $6.63 $6.68 $13,890 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $7.87 $8.81 $18,320 11.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) $6.62 $6.47 $13,460 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $6.85 $7.33 $15,240 5.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $7.61 $7.72 $16,060 3.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,290 $8.69 $11.58 $24,080 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 330 $13.12 $14.28 $29,700 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $19.07 $19.35 $40,240 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,150 $7.25 $8.07 $16,780 2.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 40 $6.67 $6.95 $14,450 5.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $6.87 $7.63 $15,860 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $10.20 $10.65 $22,150 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,170 $8.54 $9.80 $20,380 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $11.78 $13.37 $27,820 1.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $34.35 $40.60 $84,440 23.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $34.40 $43.70 $90,900 14.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) $21.47 $21.66 $45,040 9.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $15.09 $17.42 $36,230 6.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $8.00 $7.84 $16,300 3.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5,690 $9.73 $10.62 $22,080 3.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 250 $13.52 $14.81 $30,800 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $7.95 $7.97 $16,580 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $10.75 $11.91 $24,760 10.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 90 $9.78 $10.06 $20,920 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 520 $10.80 $11.44 $23,800 1.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 120 $8.29 $9.29 $19,310 7.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $6.46 $6.78 $14,100 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $7.46 $7.60 $15,800 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.68 $11.77 $24,490 5.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.53 $11.34 $23,590 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $8.96 $10.26 $21,350 4.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $11.10 $11.66 $24,250 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $8.43 $8.44 $17,560 3.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $13.42 $14.56 $30,280 7.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $13.33 $14.78 $30,750 5.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $14.04 $14.62 $30,410 6.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $10.13 $10.47 $21,780 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 450 $8.51 $9.32 $19,390 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $11.26 $11.81 $24,560 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $12.37 $12.08 $25,120 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 660 $10.13 $10.32 $21,470 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $10.32 $10.49 $21,830 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $8.71 $8.69 $18,070 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.42 $11.43 $23,780 8.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $11.13 $11.78 $24,500 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 630 $8.52 $8.99 $18,690 2.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,760 $16.12 $16.07 $33,420 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $22.35 $21.93 $45,620 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $20.82 $21.31 $44,330 7.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 $16.29 $15.76 $32,780 2.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $14.80 $15.06 $31,330 6.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 310 $13.34 $12.82 $26,670 4.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 130 $16.47 $17.09 $35,550 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 $20.47 $19.97 $41,530 3.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $12.68 $12.62 $26,260 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $16.22 $15.89 $33,040 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $19.06 $18.02 $37,480 3.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $13.35 $13.33 $27,720 2.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $19.87 $18.02 $37,490 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $15.30 $15.10 $31,400 3.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,370 $15.51 $16.34 $33,980 4.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $23.96 $23.87 $49,660 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $23.42 $22.57 $46,940 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $21.54 $19.97 $41,550 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $13.63 $14.17 $29,470 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $15.13 $15.75 $32,760 11.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $15.50 $15.37 $31,970 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.93 $8.88 $18,470 2.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $17.09 $17.83 $37,080 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 170 $10.94 $11.97 $24,890 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $8.02 $9.24 $19,220 10.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 870 $10.73 $11.97 $24,890 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 50 $17.20 $18.45 $38,370 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.04 $9.37 $19,490 3.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $13.17 $13.43 $27,930 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.17 $8.23 $17,120 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $6.34 $6.51 $13,540 4.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (6) $8.21 $8.25 $17,160 4.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $11.79 $11.78 $24,510 5.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (6) $13.39 $13.18 $27,420 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.47 $11.49 $23,890 5.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,030 $10.66 $11.95 $24,850 4.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $12.56 $12.82 $26,660 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $6.84 $8.21 $17,070 6.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 360 $14.14 $14.71 $30,600 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 410 $10.92 $12.00 $24,960 8.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $11.24 $11.83 $24,620 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $7.76 $7.83 $16,280 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 310 $10.21 $10.45 $21,740 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $8.29 $8.35 $17,360 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $7.29 $7.84 $16,320 1.7 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 9, 2003

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