Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, MT



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Billings, MT, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana.

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 XLS file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Billings, MT (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 81,400 3.1% 1000.000 1.00 $14.83 $18.98 $39,480 2.3%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,670 5.7% 32.794 0.67 $35.43 $39.76 $82,700 2.4%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 120 14.4% 1.418 0.72 $44.14 $54.12 $112,570 11.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 890 10.6% 10.986 0.75 $39.46 $44.49 $92,540 3.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 120 21.8% 1.413 0.53 $33.71 $51.11 $106,310 18.3%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 70 7.7% 0.801 0.40 $20.31 $28.05 $58,350 13.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 70 14.2% 0.894 0.38 $42.56 $42.93 $89,290 4.5%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 110 8.6% 1.360 0.37 $49.59 $54.73 $113,840 5.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 50 18.6% 0.601 0.79 $35.30 $35.87 $74,620 5.2%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 11.7% 0.377 0.50 $39.01 $39.75 $82,670 6.3%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 150 26.1% 1.839 1.15 $36.73 $40.29 $83,790 3.4%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 17.8% 1.289 0.74 (4) (4) $77,610 3.8%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 70 17.6% 0.881 0.61 $50.44 $50.49 $105,030 3.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 100 49.9% 1.231 0.85 $21.01 $21.96 $45,680 4.4%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 180 8.1% 2.168 0.96 $37.52 $38.76 $80,620 6.8%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 30 5.4% 0.418 1.12 $39.70 $40.66 $84,570 3.1%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 180 19.2% 2.230 1.82 $12.01 $15.81 $32,880 10.8%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 60 12.4% 0.695 0.79 $24.67 $26.63 $55,390 6.8%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 140 9.8% 1.677 0.65 $33.07 $37.34 $77,660 6.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 3,080 3.7% 37.831 0.77 $24.84 $28.11 $58,470 3.0%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products detail 60 34.1% 0.764 0.92 $18.85 $21.02 $43,730 4.0%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 120 9.9% 1.500 0.70 $27.13 $28.53 $59,350 4.2%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 140 26.8% 1.687 0.83 $20.76 $22.58 $46,980 7.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 140 23.9% 1.704 0.98 $23.32 $27.41 $57,000 9.7%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 250 12.2% 3.079 2.05 $26.30 $27.77 $57,770 5.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 250 5.7% 3.091 1.02 $22.93 $24.86 $51,700 4.3%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 90 19.4% 1.077 0.26 $28.82 $30.46 $63,360 11.0%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 50 23.8% 0.559 1.03 $13.24 $14.88 $30,950 6.9%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 60 19.5% 0.767 2.06 $22.56 $24.53 $51,030 6.0%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 130 19.4% 1.625 0.97 $18.95 $22.18 $46,130 4.5%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 100 11.5% 1.220 0.40 $23.92 $27.36 $56,900 5.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 440 6.3% 5.344 0.75 $24.93 $26.89 $55,930 8.0%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 610 10.0% 7.496 0.86 $26.61 $32.23 $67,040 5.8%
13-2041 Credit Analysts detail 40 13.5% 0.439 0.93 $20.11 $24.45 $50,850 6.0%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 50 15.9% 0.645 0.48 $33.47 $48.06 $99,960 17.3%
13-2061 Financial Examiners detail 40 1.7% 0.447 2.08 $31.31 $36.01 $74,900 4.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 250 8.8% 3.031 1.38 $26.10 $30.67 $63,790 5.2%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 80 26.4% 0.957 0.84 $27.89 $28.09 $58,430 6.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,030 9.3% 12.693 0.46 $23.96 $26.96 $56,080 3.5%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 120 15.3% 1.486 0.40 $35.00 $34.64 $72,050 3.3%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 90 19.0% 1.138 0.47 $27.10 $28.42 $59,110 4.9%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 40 21.6% 0.536 0.12 $32.16 $31.69 $65,910 3.9%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 40 19.7% 0.490 0.16 $33.19 $52.52 $109,230 26.4%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 40 11.2% 0.511 0.65 $22.86 $24.14 $50,210 5.5%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 100 10.0% 1.278 0.48 $26.24 $28.52 $59,330 3.1%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 390 16.1% 4.793 1.19 $19.37 $19.87 $41,340 2.3%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 70 11.1% 0.849 0.66 $21.49 $22.76 $47,340 4.5%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 60 2.7% 0.708 0.50 $38.60 $38.60 $80,280 2.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,850 11.3% 22.701 1.26 $29.72 $32.28 $67,140 4.4%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 110 19.4% 1.290 2.03 $23.25 $24.59 $51,140 14.7%
17-1022 Surveyors detail 80 32.6% 0.948 3.07 $29.10 $28.28 $58,810 4.0%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers detail 110 45.2% 1.403 5.68 $44.14 $51.80 $107,740 14.9%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 350 15.8% 4.264 2.15 $31.31 $31.79 $66,130 2.1%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 130 16.3% 1.606 1.30 $35.02 $35.73 $74,320 4.3%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers detail 50 15.1% 0.665 1.70 $37.55 $36.20 $75,300 3.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 110 31.6% 1.311 0.78 $42.37 $44.52 $92,600 10.7%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 90 12.0% 1.139 0.59 $35.39 $36.28 $75,460 4.6%
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers detail 90 22.2% 1.152 4.12 $53.98 $50.87 $105,810 18.8%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 140 13.7% 1.672 2.61 $20.42 $22.54 $46,870 4.8%
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters detail 60 9.0% 0.678 3.14 $21.28 $21.77 $45,290 3.4%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 70 17.1% 0.830 1.53 $18.04 $18.41 $38,300 5.0%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 60 23.4% 0.678 0.61 $23.03 $24.25 $50,430 7.3%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.54 $18.11 $37,660 6.3%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 130 39.1% 1.576 3.15 $31.29 $29.50 $61,370 3.4%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 40 7.7% 0.518 1.44 $19.89 $20.96 $43,590 3.6%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 710 19.8% 8.661 1.02 $24.55 $27.66 $57,530 4.5%
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists detail 50 26.2% 0.598 7.65 $23.38 $29.94 $62,270 11.8%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 40 16.3% 0.550 0.85 $30.74 $31.36 $65,230 3.9%
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers detail 70 21.3% 0.866 3.21 $30.35 $31.52 $65,560 8.4%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 50 35.7% 0.553 0.70 $34.79 $44.88 $93,360 12.0%
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.55 $24.08 $50,090 3.2%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians detail 70 0.0% 0.909 3.73 $13.46 $15.80 $32,860 1.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,680 5.4% 20.631 1.43 $16.19 $17.71 $36,840 3.9%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail 120 23.6% 1.420 2.31 $16.36 $16.47 $34,260 7.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 190 26.8% 2.311 1.27 $19.74 $21.31 $44,330 11.0%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 40 13.0% 0.457 0.52 $20.77 $20.98 $43,630 3.2%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 130 17.6% 1.640 2.05 $14.70 $16.68 $34,700 9.5%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 200 13.3% 2.469 1.17 $16.46 $17.41 $36,200 6.3%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 90 21.4% 1.095 1.02 $25.33 $24.90 $51,790 2.9%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 90 23.0% 1.152 1.37 $20.39 $19.86 $41,310 9.3%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other detail 100 18.4% 1.195 2.67 $16.16 $19.06 $39,650 10.0%
21-1091 Health Educators detail 50 13.8% 0.613 1.44 $17.17 $18.56 $38,600 4.0%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 260 17.1% 3.230 1.20 $11.11 $12.27 $25,510 4.5%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail 40 39.4% 0.539 0.70 $19.91 $18.68 $38,850 9.2%
21-2011 Clergy detail 120 20.1% 1.511 4.47 $18.30 $21.92 $45,590 9.5%
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education detail 80 27.9% 0.972 6.91 $14.22 $18.03 $37,500 13.9%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 660 6.6% 8.166 1.04 $22.34 $27.33 $56,840 7.6%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 300 13.1% 3.682 0.82 $28.86 $35.00 $72,800 11.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 210 26.5% 2.625 1.28 $18.44 $20.12 $41,850 7.3%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers detail 90 49.0% 1.076 2.84 $19.43 $19.80 $41,190 8.1%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other detail 40 9.8% 0.451 1.25 $20.33 $20.21 $42,030 7.8%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,760 11.2% 46.217 0.72 $19.58 $20.70 $43,060 4.4%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 150 45.6% 1.871 2.01 $22.08 $25.42 $52,870 6.6%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 300 39.1% 3.635 1.39 $11.78 $12.12 $25,200 4.8%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 100 13.9% 1.228 1.02 (4) (4) $45,520 3.5%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 650 13.9% 8.029 0.77 (4) (4) $49,100 3.4%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $40,360 9.2%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 720 6.0% 8.858 1.20 (4) (4) $53,230 4.4%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 40 1.7% 0.467 0.69 (4) (4) $55,240 3.9%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $50,310 3.3%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 180 3.5% 2.152 2.11 (4) (4) $52,480 2.9%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 50 12.4% 0.607 1.20 $22.33 $22.97 $47,780 11.7%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 140 35.5% 1.710 1.24 $15.25 $14.47 $30,100 8.7%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 80 11.6% 0.923 0.19 $9.76 $10.01 $20,810 5.1%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 120 22.0% 1.526 0.73 (4) (4) $23,120 6.3%
25-4021 Librarians detail 80 7.7% 1.010 0.94 $25.32 $23.99 $49,890 8.9%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 18.5% 0.681 0.67 $25.68 $32.90 $68,440 15.3%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 630 5.9% 7.721 0.85 (4) (4) $27,960 3.1%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 1,350 11.0% 16.578 1.23 $13.45 $16.41 $34,120 5.5%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 40 34.0% 0.435 1.20 $12.01 $12.46 $25,920 6.0%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 120 28.1% 1.439 0.98 $18.43 $20.76 $43,180 9.2%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.00 $14.22 $29,580 3.0%
27-2012 Producers and Directors detail 40 30.9% 0.491 0.74 $18.65 $21.30 $44,310 10.7%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 270 28.7% 3.357 2.17 (4) (4) $22,740 7.0%
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers detail 30 39.2% 0.425 2.22 $15.27 $14.68 $30,530 4.4%
27-2042 Musicians and Singers detail 140 14.2% 1.690 5.23 $8.66 $11.26 (4) 21.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 90 13.2% 1.108 0.72 $20.54 $24.49 $50,930 4.7%
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other detail 40 8.5% 0.445 2.63 $16.65 $16.45 $34,210 5.2%
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians detail 50 34.7% 0.598 2.46 $18.05 $18.89 $39,290 4.7%
27-4021 Photographers detail 30 47.0% 0.399 0.93 $9.13 $11.54 $24,000 14.5%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 5,770 9.1% 70.858 1.21 $28.10 $33.93 $70,570 4.2%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 70 29.3% 0.908 1.26 $51.98 $57.07 $118,710 16.7%
29-1041 Optometrists detail 40 33.0% 0.489 2.18 $41.28 $43.69 $90,870 8.1%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 200 17.6% 2.445 1.13 $53.83 $52.66 $109,520 2.1%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 70 18.9% 0.848 1.00 $65.42 $72.88 $151,600 15.2%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 30 2.8% 0.403 1.24 (5) $117.99 $245,410 16.9%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 230 30.5% 2.871 1.21 (5) $109.28 $227,300 14.3%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 90 14.0% 1.166 1.82 $40.77 $41.23 $85,760 2.8%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 50 16.3% 0.618 0.76 $33.82 $33.77 $70,240 2.8%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 140 17.2% 1.728 1.18 $32.49 $32.41 $67,420 4.2%
29-1124 Radiation Therapists detail 40 31.2% 0.488 3.49 $40.04 $43.41 $90,300 6.3%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 70 14.8% 0.880 0.98 $26.71 $29.60 $61,560 5.2%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 60 36.7% 0.768 0.82 $34.28 $36.11 $75,100 9.0%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 60 23.1% 0.690 1.61 $32.05 $32.86 $68,360 11.5%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,880 14.1% 23.143 1.14 $30.25 $31.16 $64,820 1.7%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 80 13.3% 1.022 1.26 $42.96 $44.78 $93,140 6.2%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 70 15.9% 0.920 0.75 $30.70 $30.38 $63,190 1.9%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 110 25.7% 1.386 1.14 $17.74 $19.40 $40,350 2.3%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 170 13.3% 2.138 1.46 $34.79 $35.11 $73,040 3.0%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians detail 40 14.9% 0.502 1.30 $24.75 $34.32 $71,390 13.4%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 50 22.9% 0.646 1.46 $32.78 $31.53 $65,590 4.6%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 210 21.5% 2.610 1.75 $22.57 $25.39 $52,810 4.8%
29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists detail 40 32.0% 0.455 2.00 $27.40 $27.07 $56,310 3.0%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.61 $15.93 $33,120 4.9%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 160 13.3% 2.017 0.74 $14.16 $14.79 $30,760 3.6%
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians detail 100 25.1% 1.219 2.34 $13.10 $13.87 $28,840 3.9%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 90 9.8% 1.104 1.48 $19.18 $21.70 $45,140 4.8%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 80 26.9% 1.034 1.62 $11.45 $11.92 $24,790 2.5%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 640 13.1% 7.893 1.43 $18.47 $18.45 $38,380 2.5%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 300 13.8% 3.679 2.63 $15.56 $16.98 $35,320 3.4%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 50 13.7% 0.638 1.28 $16.29 $16.65 $34,620 6.2%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 40 13.4% 0.480 0.74 $23.76 $22.92 $47,670 4.8%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 90 28.3% 1.074 2.35 $30.44 $31.08 $64,650 4.4%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,110 13.8% 25.943 0.86 $12.71 $13.42 $27,910 1.8%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 160 29.0% 1.983 0.31 $10.80 $10.94 $22,750 2.5%
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides detail 120 46.3% 1.504 2.52 $10.88 $11.64 $24,210 3.1%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 1,000 23.7% 12.233 1.12 $12.26 $12.85 $26,720 3.2%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 200 15.3% 2.457 1.07 $14.99 $15.60 $32,450 4.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 230 15.9% 2.816 0.66 $14.26 $14.38 $29,910 2.8%
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers detail 70 17.2% 0.844 2.19 $13.66 $14.51 $30,190 2.8%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 50 14.5% 0.649 1.13 $18.13 $18.85 $39,210 6.0%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 60 31.5% 0.720 1.31 $8.99 $9.32 $19,380 2.9%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 90 31.3% 1.077 1.40 $13.96 $15.26 $31,730 10.1%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 30 22.6% 0.383 0.48 $15.55 $16.14 $33,580 3.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,340 3.4% 16.520 0.67 $17.00 $18.89 $39,290 6.8%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 40 0.4% 0.455 0.59 $36.80 $41.51 $86,340 4.8%
33-2011 Firefighters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.30 $23.15 $48,150 2.8%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 120 10.3% 1.477 0.44 $16.20 $16.22 $33,740 4.0%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 240 1.1% 2.959 0.61 $24.45 $23.96 $49,840 2.3%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 410 8.3% 4.985 0.62 $11.49 $12.84 $26,700 7.7%
33-9091 Crossing Guards detail 70 4.4% 0.810 1.50 $12.95 $13.20 $27,450 5.0%
33-9093 Transportation Security Screeners detail 70 0.0% 0.823 2.27 $16.40 $16.57 $34,470 (8)
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 90 7.0% 1.058 1.70 $13.56 $14.51 $30,190 3.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 9,350 12.5% 114.917 1.30 $8.90 $9.74 $20,250 1.2%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 60 33.9% 0.711 0.95 $19.18 $20.11 $41,820 3.1%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 620 10.3% 7.629 1.22 $12.68 $14.04 $29,200 3.6%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.54 $8.49 $17,670 3.4%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 200 21.3% 2.423 0.80 $11.33 $11.38 $23,670 2.8%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 1,030 24.5% 12.652 1.65 $10.40 $10.81 $22,490 3.2%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.54 $11.04 $22,960 5.6%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 580 19.2% 7.067 1.17 $8.89 $9.65 $20,080 4.0%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 830 18.3% 10.173 2.46 $8.67 $8.87 $18,440 1.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,090 6.0% 25.691 1.14 $8.88 $9.34 $19,430 3.1%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 200 48.6% 2.489 0.75 $8.99 $9.47 $19,710 4.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,760 21.5% 21.679 1.21 $8.56 $8.78 $18,250 2.3%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.00 $9.59 $19,940 5.8%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.79 $9.08 $18,890 3.3%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 580 20.4% 7.155 1.86 $8.65 $8.71 $18,110 2.0%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 510 19.7% 6.304 2.41 $8.60 $8.67 $18,030 2.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 3,020 6.8% 37.057 1.14 $10.00 $11.25 $23,400 3.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 70 27.0% 0.805 0.61 $16.85 $17.41 $36,210 3.5%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 110 47.5% 1.373 1.81 $13.94 $17.23 $35,850 10.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,420 6.3% 17.496 1.09 $9.71 $11.18 $23,250 4.9%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 830 16.6% 10.250 1.49 $8.96 $9.47 $19,690 3.0%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 440 21.3% 5.402 0.85 $10.86 $11.67 $24,270 2.6%
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation detail 90 26.7% 1.145 6.31 $12.95 $13.57 $28,240 3.6%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,050 9.4% 25.191 0.86 $10.24 $11.75 $24,440 3.9%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 60 16.5% 0.765 0.70 $14.78 $15.47 $32,180 3.8%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 80 14.9% 0.978 0.85 $9.19 $9.79 $20,360 4.7%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 60 26.2% 0.787 0.40 $8.81 $9.31 $19,370 3.4%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 200 34.2% 2.408 0.88 $10.65 $13.00 $27,050 12.6%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 380 33.2% 4.700 0.98 $8.81 $9.44 $19,630 5.5%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 840 12.6% 10.279 1.36 $10.28 $10.15 $21,110 1.4%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 170 15.1% 2.124 1.18 $21.08 $21.99 $45,740 1.8%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 90 17.0% 1.053 0.44 $11.09 $12.45 $25,900 6.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 10,310 4.6% 126.674 1.19 $12.05 $17.11 $35,580 2.8%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 1,020 9.3% 12.591 1.35 $18.43 $19.54 $40,640 3.8%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 200 14.7% 2.513 1.35 $27.93 $30.89 $64,260 5.0%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 2,570 11.3% 31.546 1.24 $9.19 $9.80 $20,380 2.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 440 16.0% 5.429 1.63 $9.55 $12.37 $25,720 6.2%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 410 18.6% 5.049 3.01 $17.19 $18.02 $37,480 9.5%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,770 8.0% 34.010 1.02 $11.08 $13.87 $28,840 4.2%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 150 20.9% 1.851 1.66 $17.79 $22.05 $45,860 10.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 310 12.8% 3.763 1.46 $19.83 $32.40 $67,390 14.5%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 240 16.3% 2.994 1.18 $20.08 $34.42 $71,600 13.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 360 24.3% 4.424 0.86 $15.40 $18.67 $38,820 7.4%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 160 30.7% 2.012 0.72 $19.72 $21.20 $44,100 6.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 1,310 6.0% 16.126 1.49 $23.58 $27.85 $57,920 4.8%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 100 21.4% 1.190 0.95 $15.17 $17.42 $36,230 10.4%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 60 34.5% 0.779 0.41 $11.58 $14.31 $29,770 10.4%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 110 32.3% 1.399 1.43 $9.48 $10.90 $22,680 6.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 13,560 4.4% 166.638 1.02 $13.72 $14.91 $31,020 1.6%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 750 7.3% 9.248 0.89 $20.35 $23.41 $48,690 3.2%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.29 $10.34 $21,510 2.9%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 90 12.4% 1.081 0.36 $14.95 $15.94 $33,150 6.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 350 12.3% 4.328 1.15 $14.82 $16.48 $34,280 5.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,980 5.8% 24.327 1.97 $14.70 $15.76 $32,790 2.1%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 140 16.8% 1.763 1.33 $16.18 $16.92 $35,180 4.9%
43-3071 Tellers detail 270 9.1% 3.307 0.80 $11.87 $12.73 $26,470 4.0%
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks detail 70 38.5% 0.904 1.90 $16.48 $17.34 $36,070 6.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 920 14.3% 11.254 0.64 $13.91 $14.52 $30,200 2.0%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 230 14.1% 2.778 2.28 $13.83 $13.83 $28,760 2.6%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 290 11.1% 3.528 2.01 $9.61 $9.89 $20,580 3.1%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 350 14.5% 4.255 2.82 $14.43 $14.96 $31,110 3.3%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 350 3.2% 4.350 2.95 $14.17 $14.57 $30,300 2.1%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 50 21.2% 0.625 0.39 $12.70 $12.91 $26,850 4.7%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 60 11.1% 0.705 0.66 $17.90 $18.41 $38,290 3.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 600 12.9% 7.339 0.99 $11.63 $11.96 $24,880 1.7%
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks detail 100 18.5% 1.204 1.15 $10.36 $12.05 $25,060 10.8%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 230 7.8% 2.818 2.06 $15.56 $17.11 $35,580 3.0%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 60 41.0% 0.751 1.24 $14.82 $15.29 $31,800 4.4%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.79 $11.79 $24,520 11.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 170 18.9% 2.079 1.46 $14.47 $15.13 $31,480 4.9%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 40 0.0% 0.467 0.88 $25.53 $25.14 $52,300 3.9%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 140 0.0% 1.720 0.73 $27.16 $25.14 $52,280 3.1%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 150 0.0% 1.818 1.76 $24.76 $22.72 $47,260 3.7%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 50 12.0% 0.560 0.26 $24.46 $23.38 $48,630 4.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 390 12.6% 4.754 0.90 $11.82 $12.75 $26,520 3.1%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,430 29.6% 17.544 1.27 $10.50 $11.23 $23,350 2.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 170 11.0% 2.034 0.33 $20.04 $22.49 $46,770 3.1%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 40 31.9% 0.509 0.31 $15.45 $15.71 $32,680 4.2%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 340 18.2% 4.210 1.08 $16.10 $16.25 $33,790 2.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,850 6.5% 22.671 1.42 $13.94 $14.11 $29,350 1.6%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 30 39.2% 0.409 0.74 $12.97 $17.87 $37,170 18.9%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 90 13.8% 1.156 0.73 $12.54 $12.40 $25,800 3.3%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 50 20.6% 0.654 0.38 $13.86 $14.31 $29,770 2.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,150 9.6% 14.145 0.66 $12.66 $13.47 $28,020 1.9%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 100 26.4% 1.260 0.38 $15.17 $16.24 $33,770 10.4%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 40 47.8% 0.517 2.28 $15.21 $15.14 $31,500 3.7%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 4,190 6.6% 51.467 1.35 $20.56 $21.87 $45,490 3.1%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 460 12.0% 5.691 1.62 $30.13 $30.42 $63,280 4.1%
47-2011 Boilermakers detail 90 47.3% 1.056 7.80 $39.02 $34.48 $71,720 10.2%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 30 18.2% 0.409 0.93 $19.06 $18.78 $39,050 5.8%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 690 21.3% 8.526 1.96 $17.82 $18.33 $38,120 4.2%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 110 35.3% 1.355 1.31 $14.42 $16.35 $34,010 12.6%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 710 18.3% 8.770 1.40 $17.84 $19.69 $40,960 8.2%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 260 18.7% 3.201 1.24 $21.12 $20.67 $43,000 3.2%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 80 42.0% 0.952 1.64 $16.40 $16.28 $33,860 5.0%
47-2111 Electricians detail 280 22.0% 3.429 0.86 $26.63 $26.27 $54,630 3.4%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail 70 32.2% 0.865 3.99 $23.95 $24.63 $51,220 7.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 220 31.5% 2.689 1.90 $19.26 $19.33 $40,220 6.9%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 420 21.9% 5.128 1.96 $26.72 $26.78 $55,690 3.3%
47-2181 Roofers detail 60 15.7% 0.748 1.00 $16.34 $16.49 $34,310 4.1%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 100 28.0% 1.206 1.18 $21.45 $21.44 $44,600 5.7%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 40 43.0% 0.479 1.74 $10.53 $10.69 $22,230 5.7%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 13.1% 0.543 0.79 $25.33 $31.27 $65,040 10.2%
47-4031 Fence Erectors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.80 $14.19 $29,520 8.1%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail 50 32.1% 0.591 2.06 $16.58 $16.52 $34,370 8.1%
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas detail 40 21.5% 0.442 3.26 $23.04 $21.77 $45,280 6.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,810 7.2% 46.744 1.20 $17.34 $19.54 $40,640 2.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 320 10.9% 3.969 1.23 $26.05 $28.63 $59,560 5.3%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 110 25.8% 1.341 1.54 $16.79 $16.89 $35,120 4.5%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 90 32.7% 1.119 0.70 $23.57 $22.95 $47,730 11.0%
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.51 $17.82 $37,060 19.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 50 23.5% 0.674 0.65 $19.36 $18.46 $38,400 9.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 660 18.9% 8.049 1.76 $16.33 $17.71 $36,840 4.7%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 270 22.2% 3.291 1.86 $18.81 $19.26 $40,060 4.6%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 50 20.3% 0.644 2.46 $21.05 $20.64 $42,940 6.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 190 22.8% 2.376 2.81 $22.39 $21.65 $45,040 3.5%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 80 34.1% 0.984 1.32 $12.36 $12.99 $27,010 10.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 150 42.5% 1.819 0.99 $18.08 $19.36 $40,280 7.3%
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.57 $12.02 $25,010 18.0%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 130 40.3% 1.656 0.72 $24.15 $27.00 $56,150 14.3%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 120 24.9% 1.463 1.70 $38.28 $34.68 $72,140 8.7%
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers detail 40 35.2% 0.489 1.78 $17.75 $20.47 $42,580 9.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 760 12.9% 9.329 0.99 $14.06 $15.29 $31,810 2.8%
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers detail 30 32.4% 0.398 1.44 $14.24 $15.41 $32,050 9.5%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 40 23.5% 0.459 0.48 $14.31 $14.22 $29,590 3.4%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.56 $17.31 $36,010 4.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 3,150 7.2% 38.704 0.59 $15.16 $17.73 $36,870 5.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 260 14.1% 3.252 0.74 $22.50 $26.55 $55,220 7.0%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 140 18.2% 1.764 0.23 $13.20 $14.52 $30,200 10.5%
51-3011 Bakers detail 120 12.9% 1.442 1.20 $10.75 $11.68 $24,300 2.5%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 80 14.0% 0.985 0.96 $13.48 $13.72 $28,540 8.3%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 100 11.1% 1.169 1.52 $9.82 $10.15 $21,120 3.9%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 30 25.4% 0.402 0.29 $12.89 $14.34 $29,830 4.5%
51-4041 Machinists detail 110 24.8% 1.316 0.44 $18.68 $18.75 $39,000 3.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 250 15.1% 3.117 1.23 $16.23 $16.95 $35,270 3.4%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 80 23.9% 0.966 0.73 $14.75 $16.32 $33,940 4.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 230 24.6% 2.808 1.84 $9.07 $10.12 $21,040 2.9%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 210 18.7% 2.575 4.29 $13.78 $15.13 $31,470 3.8%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 110 15.0% 1.324 1.59 $19.78 $19.46 $40,480 2.3%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 120 28.2% 1.435 1.59 $13.38 $14.27 $29,690 6.3%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 80 42.4% 0.947 0.27 $15.92 $16.38 $34,080 3.4%
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.22 $19.32 $40,180 10.5%
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.42 $11.70 $24,330 5.2%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.73 $12.70 $26,410 3.3%
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment detail 40 28.2% 0.515 1.45 $18.85 $18.69 $38,880 4.9%
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators detail 60 39.3% 0.709 2.02 $10.68 $12.59 $26,180 10.1%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 80 42.7% 0.932 0.29 $11.53 $12.80 $26,620 3.8%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.92 $14.88 $30,960 3.1%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 5,840 6.2% 71.758 1.07 $14.67 $16.43 $34,180 2.7%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 140 11.7% 1.754 1.35 $18.07 $21.11 $43,910 2.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 210 17.6% 2.634 1.74 $26.28 $27.17 $56,520 2.8%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail 30 18.5% 0.407 1.51 (4) (4) $69,430 14.8%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 90 8.8% 1.147 0.92 $15.62 $16.37 $34,050 6.7%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.93 $13.46 $28,000 2.9%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 450 41.3% 5.481 1.81 $9.24 $13.94 $28,990 13.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 1,420 11.2% 17.455 1.46 $20.42 $20.61 $42,860 3.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 650 14.2% 8.026 1.36 $14.21 $17.06 $35,490 11.1%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 170 9.3% 2.113 1.64 $9.54 $10.05 $20,900 4.3%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other detail 80 42.6% 0.964 2.09 $9.05 $9.97 $20,740 6.9%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 40 34.5% 0.468 0.56 $11.40 $12.95 $26,930 4.6%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors detail 40 5.1% 0.549 2.94 $20.77 $24.38 $50,710 2.9%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.23 $13.17 $27,400 3.7%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 390 29.5% 4.786 1.26 $15.54 $15.97 $33,220 2.5%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 270 41.1% 3.316 1.43 $9.22 $9.95 $20,690 3.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,130 8.8% 13.941 0.85 $12.01 $12.59 $26,190 1.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 140 21.2% 1.700 0.34 $9.17 $9.89 $20,570 3.6%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 70 37.8% 0.843 0.93 $17.55 $16.47 $34,260 3.6%

About May 2012 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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Montana's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013

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