Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Great Falls, MT MSA


For metropolitan 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 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

SOC Major Groups in the Great Falls, MT MSA:

Click on the SOC code number to view an occupational profile.

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 31,670 $10.56 $13.41 $27,880 2.7 %
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 1,890 $21.84 $25.24 $52,510 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $35.02 $41.58 $86,490 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 870 $20.88 $25.26 $52,540 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $18.11 $20.08 $41,780 7.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $25.40 $28.58 $59,440 10.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $14.37 $19.47 $40,490 10.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 $25.40 $27.03 $56,220 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $22.12 $22.82 $47,460 4.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (6) $8.66 $10.97 $22,820 12.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $61,530 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $11.86 $12.64 $26,290 4.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $14.76 $14.87 $30,940 8.1 %
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 970 $19.28 $21.58 $44,880 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $28.84 $26.82 $55,780 8.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $20.36 $24.08 $50,080 12.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $19.43 $18.24 $37,940 15.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.89 $19.97 $41,540 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $17.94 $18.53 $38,550 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $14.96 $16.33 $33,970 7.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (6) $12.28 $12.25 $25,490 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 170 $20.20 $25.31 $52,630 10.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) $16.76 $17.63 $36,670 2.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $36.65 $35.83 $74,530 11.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $15.19 $17.92 $37,270 7.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science 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 Science Occupations 240 $16.41 $17.51 $36,420 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $18.31 $19.02 $39,560 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $11.33 $13.03 $27,090 5.6 %
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 270 $21.07 $22.67 $47,160 5.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $25.03 $25.49 $53,030 3.9 %
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 (6) $17.82 $20.30 $42,230 4.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $14.32 $14.12 $29,380 1.8 %
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 480 $11.30 $12.61 $26,240 6.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 60 $18.92 $18.46 $38,390 4.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 30 $15.10 $14.53 $30,230 9.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (6) $12.82 $14.46 $30,070 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $8.38 $9.00 $18,730 3.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $9.88 $12.05 $25,070 14.9 %
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 200 $25.31 $29.23 $60,800 6.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $32.54 $35.25 $73,320 7.8 %
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 2,160 $12.19 $15.45 $32,130 10.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $7.41 $7.49 $15,580 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $30,000 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $31,930 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (6) (4) (4) $31,900 3.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $13.69 $14.77 $30,720 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 430 (4) (4) $14,250 3.0 %
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 510 $11.55 $13.11 $27,260 7.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $12.14 $12.87 $26,760 2.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $19,350 24.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $8.50 $9.45 $19,660 7.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $23.84 $22.72 $47,250 8.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner 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 Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,970 $18.34 $19.59 $40,740 3.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) $12.33 $15.12 $31,450 28.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 $36.30 $37.07 $77,110 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.44 $22.97 $47,770 5.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $11.88 $11.87 $24,690 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 260 $13.39 $13.70 $28,490 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.34 $10.37 $21,570 3.5 %
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 1,030 $9.17 $9.42 $19,590 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (6) $9.86 $9.95 $20,690 4.9 %
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 580 $16.63 $15.73 $32,720 6.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $18.97 $18.96 $39,440 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $19.88 $21.16 $44,020 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 90 $6.58 $7.02 $14,590 6.6 %
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 3,690 $6.62 $7.03 $14,630 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (6) $8.07 $9.10 $18,920 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 190 $8.23 $9.34 $19,440 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $6.39 $6.48 $13,480 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 100 $7.88 $8.08 $16,810 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 320 $7.31 $7.50 $15,600 5.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $9.23 $8.49 $17,650 11.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $6.76 $7.08 $14,730 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $6.81 $6.90 $14,350 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 460 $6.37 $6.59 $13,700 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.62 $6.88 $14,320 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 680 $6.37 $6.90 $14,360 6.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $6.29 $6.17 $12,830 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $6.34 $6.26 $13,020 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $6.73 $6.91 $14,380 6.1 %
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 $8.08 $8.62 $17,920 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $10.40 $10.95 $22,770 7.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $7.83 $8.52 $17,720 4.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $7.30 $7.43 $15,450 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $9.63 $9.87 $20,540 2.2 %
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 840 $7.71 $8.20 $17,050 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $11.31 $12.93 $26,890 14.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $6.54 $6.53 $13,580 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $8.76 $8.43 $17,530 7.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $6.78 $7.42 $15,440 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 210 $7.98 $7.91 $16,450 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 $11.68 $12.26 $25,500 4.1 %
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 3,850 $9.10 $11.98 $24,910 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 290 $13.64 $13.90 $28,910 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $20.29 $23.44 $48,760 13.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,090 $7.77 $8.63 $17,960 2.9 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (6) $6.73 $6.98 $14,520 5.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 90 $7.15 $7.68 $15,970 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $10.64 $11.22 $23,340 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,170 $8.52 $9.99 $20,780 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $12.76 $14.17 $29,470 1.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $29.79 $33.85 $70,400 21.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $26.52 $39.04 $81,200 10.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) $22.02 $21.90 $45,560 13.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $14.65 $16.66 $34,660 8.0 %
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 5,940 $9.71 $10.60 $22,040 3.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 290 $13.29 $14.47 $30,100 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $8.18 $8.30 $17,260 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $12.60 $15.70 $32,650 14.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $10.17 $10.44 $21,720 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 520 $10.69 $11.19 $23,270 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 130 $8.30 $8.46 $17,600 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $6.77 $7.37 $15,340 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 $8.11 $8.13 $16,910 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $11.23 $12.68 $26,370 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.03 $11.83 $24,610 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $10.55 $10.75 $22,370 5.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $8.05 $8.24 $17,140 5.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $13.26 $14.33 $29,800 8.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $13.46 $14.82 $30,830 4.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $16.94 $16.59 $34,500 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $10.48 $10.56 $21,960 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 470 $8.48 $9.23 $19,210 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 400 $11.69 $12.09 $25,140 3.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $11.46 $11.64 $24,210 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $9.97 $10.42 $21,670 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $9.91 $9.76 $20,300 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 560 $8.11 $8.55 $17,770 2.6 %
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 1,430 $15.90 $15.97 $33,220 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $23.41 $21.95 $45,660 3.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $20.00 $20.38 $42,390 7.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 220 $16.64 $16.41 $34,130 2.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 230 $11.61 $11.76 $24,450 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $15.13 $15.13 $31,480 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 $19.85 $18.85 $39,210 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $12.61 $12.97 $26,980 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $16.66 $16.30 $33,910 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $20.60 $19.38 $40,310 3.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $13.79 $14.36 $29,870 5.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $15.56 $15.41 $32,050 2.9 %
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 1,340 $15.30 $16.44 $34,200 5.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $23.66 $24.09 $50,100 4.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $14.00 $14.21 $29,570 2.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $24.07 $23.55 $48,990 3.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $18.77 $18.28 $38,010 8.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.15 $13.76 $28,610 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $13.88 $15.65 $32,550 13.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $15.52 $15.45 $32,140 4.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.91 $8.88 $18,470 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $21.66 $20.34 $42,310 8.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $12.00 $12.94 $26,910 10.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 210 $9.42 $11.29 $23,490 6.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $8.46 $9.66 $20,090 7.0 %
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 820 $10.07 $11.83 $24,610 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 50 $17.50 $18.97 $39,460 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.88 $9.20 $19,130 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.27 $8.86 $18,430 6.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $6.39 $6.55 $13,630 4.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (6) $8.29 $8.30 $17,270 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $11.01 $11.47 $23,850 8.4 %
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 $10.80 $12.32 $25,620 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 30 $17.44 $17.44 $36,270 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $17.82 $22.44 $46,670 9.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $8.39 $9.25 $19,240 8.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $6.62 $7.30 $15,190 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 380 $14.72 $15.39 $32,010 4.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 350 $10.28 $12.30 $25,590 10.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (6) $7.88 $8.71 $18,120 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $11.26 $11.62 $24,170 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $7.21 $7.37 $15,320 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $10.59 $10.79 $22,440 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $8.40 $8.45 $17,580 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $7.23 $7.91 $16,450 2.2 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

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

(6) Estimates not released.



top

State estimates for Montana


Montana's metropolitan area estimates:

May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

Recommend this page using: