Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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).

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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 $10.84 $13.70 $28,510 2.3 %
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 1,840 $23.29 $26.62 $55,370 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $34.17 $40.22 $83,660 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 930 $21.93 $27.02 $56,200 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $23.74 $27.22 $56,610 10.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $15.85 $20.77 $43,190 13.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $26.27 $29.40 $61,150 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $22.02 $26.48 $55,070 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $64,040 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $12.05 $12.85 $26,740 4.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $21.71 $20.43 $42,500 6.1 %
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 1,060 $19.55 $21.62 $44,970 5.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.79 $23.85 $49,620 5.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $20.06 $19.57 $40,700 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $16.83 $16.70 $34,740 22.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $20.32 $20.54 $42,730 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $19.60 $20.52 $42,690 7.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (7) $12.46 $12.43 $25,850 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $20.90 $25.98 $54,040 11.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $18.30 $20.09 $41,780 11.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $21.91 $26.21 $54,530 9.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $16.52 $18.58 $38,640 8.2 %
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 250 $16.43 $17.53 $36,470 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $19.04 $19.31 $40,160 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 110 $11.82 $12.99 $27,020 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $23.99 $24.53 $51,030 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $20.59 $21.18 $44,060 6.0 %
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 370 $20.70 $22.07 $45,900 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $23.00 $24.48 $50,910 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $15.91 $15.48 $32,190 3.6 %
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 230 $18.72 $20.30 $42,220 6.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $15.14 $15.50 $32,250 1.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $11.86 $12.93 $26,890 1.7 %
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 590 $12.29 $13.34 $27,750 6.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 50 $19.26 $18.80 $39,090 4.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $14.03 $14.86 $30,900 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $8.42 $9.05 $18,820 3.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $10.04 $11.33 $23,560 15.8 %
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 230 $24.30 $29.58 $61,520 7.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $34.13 $37.27 $77,510 8.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $14.08 $15.90 $33,060 10.3 %
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 2,100 $12.56 $15.72 $32,700 10.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $7.96 $8.06 $16,770 5.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $30,880 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 360 (4) (4) $32,700 3.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (7) (4) (4) $32,400 3.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $13.77 $14.85 $30,890 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 450 (4) (4) $14,450 3.1 %
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 340 $13.15 $15.14 $31,500 5.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 30 $9.01 $10.84 $22,550 9.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $17.19 $19.97 $41,540 7.3 %
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 1,890 $18.98 $20.24 $42,100 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 $37.17 $37.59 $78,190 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.77 $23.18 $48,210 6.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $11.85 $11.83 $24,610 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 $13.69 $14.01 $29,150 2.6 %
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 1,120 $9.32 $9.59 $19,940 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 480 $9.36 $9.33 $19,400 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $9.98 $10.14 $21,090 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 90 $10.47 $11.17 $23,240 5.9 %
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 650 $17.00 $16.19 $33,670 5.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $18.58 $18.56 $38,600 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $19.80 $20.69 $43,040 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $18.11 $17.68 $36,770 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards (7) $6.58 $6.81 $14,170 4.7 %
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 3,450 $6.57 $6.94 $14,430 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 180 $8.40 $9.33 $19,400 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $6.44 $6.53 $13,570 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $7.69 $7.99 $16,620 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $6.76 $7.21 $14,990 7.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 260 $6.66 $6.93 $14,410 5.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $6.69 $6.79 $14,110 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 580 $6.41 $6.62 $13,780 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $6.68 $6.98 $14,520 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 570 $6.32 $6.73 $14,010 7.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $6.25 $6.12 $12,720 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $6.33 $6.24 $12,980 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $6.58 $6.75 $14,030 7.8 %
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 1,320 $8.16 $8.82 $18,340 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $9.35 $9.91 $20,600 8.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $8.07 $8.78 $18,260 4.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $7.07 $7.35 $15,290 4.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $9.83 $10.10 $21,010 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 910 $7.81 $8.23 $17,120 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $6.72 $6.71 $13,960 6.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $8.61 $8.17 $16,990 8.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $6.90 $7.60 $15,810 6.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 250 $7.89 $7.91 $16,460 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 $11.74 $11.88 $24,710 6.7 %
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 3,820 $9.25 $12.24 $25,460 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 300 $13.56 $13.92 $28,950 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $21.86 $23.53 $48,940 16.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 950 $7.91 $8.44 $17,550 3.3 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (7) $6.79 $7.04 $14,630 6.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $7.43 $7.64 $15,890 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $10.20 $10.62 $22,090 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,220 $8.70 $10.48 $21,800 5.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $11.84 $13.88 $28,870 4.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $28.14 $26.45 $55,010 8.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $18.93 $29.64 $61,650 18.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $20.38 $20.91 $43,490 10.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $15.92 $19.34 $40,220 10.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $9.06 $10.24 $21,290 7.3 %
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 6,010 $9.90 $10.83 $22,530 2.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 280 $13.86 $15.03 $31,270 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $8.32 $8.51 $17,710 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $12.59 $16.04 $33,350 15.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 130 $10.25 $10.54 $21,920 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 550 $10.68 $11.60 $24,130 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 140 $8.81 $9.23 $19,200 5.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (7) $15.56 $16.81 $34,960 7.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $14.40 $14.01 $29,140 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $6.85 $7.55 $15,700 7.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $8.21 $8.29 $17,250 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $12.48 $13.73 $28,550 6.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $12.32 $12.10 $25,160 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $8.39 $8.46 $17,600 4.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $13.57 $14.55 $30,270 7.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $13.04 $13.98 $29,080 5.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $21.19 $21.06 $43,800 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $18.16 $16.57 $34,470 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $16.70 $17.34 $36,070 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 $11.16 $11.25 $23,400 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 460 $8.66 $9.38 $19,500 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 430 $11.96 $12.06 $25,080 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $11.51 $11.82 $24,580 6.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $10.25 $10.73 $22,310 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $10.15 $10.10 $21,010 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.19 $11.72 $24,380 7.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 590 $7.91 $8.28 $17,210 2.4 %
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 1,380 $15.67 $15.71 $32,670 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $20.48 $20.89 $43,460 4.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $22.00 $22.00 $45,750 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 $16.28 $16.27 $33,840 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 220 $11.39 $11.76 $24,450 6.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $15.19 $15.15 $31,510 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 $20.18 $19.24 $40,020 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $15.78 $16.13 $33,560 7.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $20.23 $18.98 $39,480 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $14.22 $14.95 $31,100 6.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $15.44 $15.11 $31,430 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 1,330 $15.51 $16.77 $34,870 5.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $24.32 $23.96 $49,840 5.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $23.59 $21.90 $45,560 9.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $24.41 $24.03 $49,970 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $22.20 $21.08 $43,860 6.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $13.91 $14.03 $29,170 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $14.52 $16.13 $33,560 8.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $15.47 $15.50 $32,240 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $9.10 $9.07 $18,850 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $22.41 $20.46 $42,560 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 270 $12.39 $12.45 $25,900 4.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $8.50 $9.39 $19,520 12.0 %
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 860 $10.40 $12.36 $25,700 4.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 40 $17.50 $19.39 $40,340 4.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.81 $9.13 $18,980 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.01 $10.91 $22,700 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 30 $17.37 $18.14 $37,730 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $12.63 $13.14 $27,320 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.51 $9.23 $19,190 6.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $9.70 $10.97 $22,810 18.0 %
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 2,020 $10.59 $11.97 $24,900 4.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 30 $17.06 $17.14 $35,650 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $17.28 $21.62 $44,960 9.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $12.19 $12.32 $25,620 5.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $6.80 $7.70 $16,010 10.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 460 $14.03 $15.32 $31,870 7.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 330 $9.67 $10.12 $21,040 4.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (7) $7.70 $7.68 $15,960 3.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (7) $6.03 $6.14 $12,770 9.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $10.24 $10.21 $21,240 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $7.24 $7.33 $15,240 2.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $9.97 $10.37 $21,570 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 120 $6.65 $7.95 $16,530 10.7 %

About November 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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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