Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Montana nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Western Montana nonmetropolitan area.

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 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (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 67,500 2.4% 1000.000 1.00 $13.80 $17.41 $36,220 1.6%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,720 5.6% 25.424 0.52 $32.96 $38.54 $80,160 3.5%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 60 8.9% 0.954 0.49 $54.70 $66.73 $138,790 7.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 530 9.2% 7.794 0.53 $34.19 $42.20 $87,770 4.9%
11-1031 Legislators detail 70 20.0% 1.104 2.53 (4) (4) $33,030 25.8%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 30 26.5% 0.456 0.35 $47.28 $48.95 $101,820 2.6%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 50 23.1% 0.748 0.37 $27.38 $32.63 $67,870 8.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 40 18.7% 0.600 0.25 $51.43 $51.57 $107,260 3.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 80 28.3% 1.132 0.30 $42.23 $50.65 $105,350 9.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 40 28.6% 0.628 0.39 $45.40 $66.54 $138,400 23.1%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 170 6.7% 2.520 1.45 (4) (4) $72,600 2.6%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 40 23.6% 0.536 0.37 $21.30 $25.86 $53,790 11.2%
11-9081 Lodging Managers detail 30 36.6% 0.458 2.01 $24.93 $22.84 $47,500 11.3%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 100 10.5% 1.462 0.65 $28.06 $31.85 $66,240 3.8%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 30 0.0% 0.444 1.19 $41.03 $41.96 $87,270 2.0%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents detail 50 0.0% 0.696 3.81 $28.18 $28.33 $58,920 1.4%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 90 18.8% 1.264 1.03 $17.67 $19.36 $40,260 13.2%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 40 19.7% 0.566 0.64 $21.24 $21.12 $43,930 5.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 120 22.4% 1.839 0.71 $30.11 $40.04 $83,290 19.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,040 5.2% 30.213 0.61 $23.33 $26.71 $55,560 3.0%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 100 10.8% 1.434 0.67 $21.39 $23.85 $49,610 3.0%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 90 31.7% 1.321 0.65 $18.08 $19.78 $41,130 7.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 80 13.2% 1.252 0.72 $31.71 $29.88 $62,150 3.1%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 100 15.3% 1.416 0.95 $26.30 $27.22 $56,630 6.4%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 190 15.0% 2.870 0.95 $20.77 $23.48 $48,840 4.8%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 40 34.1% 0.585 0.14 $43.02 $48.43 $100,720 19.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 90 17.1% 1.391 0.83 $17.60 $19.29 $40,130 9.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 100 17.4% 1.527 0.51 $19.79 $19.29 $40,130 14.3%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 280 15.4% 4.102 0.57 $24.10 $24.20 $50,340 4.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 390 9.5% 5.847 0.67 $27.90 $32.72 $68,050 5.4%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail 60 18.8% 0.883 1.93 $17.27 $18.18 $37,820 7.4%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 30 34.1% 0.459 0.34 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 300 15.0% 4.462 2.03 $24.79 $28.27 $58,800 6.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 860 10.9% 12.701 0.46 $24.70 $27.17 $56,510 4.3%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 80 18.9% 1.144 0.31 $31.76 $31.92 $66,390 2.9%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 100 45.0% 1.446 0.59 $35.51 $40.05 $83,310 6.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 70 34.9% 1.093 0.24 $41.62 $41.52 $86,360 3.7%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 40 38.0% 0.618 0.21 $31.74 $31.25 $64,990 3.8%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 80 31.0% 1.154 1.46 $17.09 $19.85 $41,280 12.8%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 100 12.6% 1.516 0.56 $28.54 $31.65 $65,830 7.6%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 250 23.3% 3.729 0.92 $16.91 $17.78 $36,990 2.8%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 50 34.0% 0.693 0.54 $18.12 $21.72 $45,170 6.4%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 30 9.1% 0.464 0.33 $21.15 $25.88 $53,840 5.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 860 7.4% 12.747 0.70 $26.16 $27.63 $57,470 3.1%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 40 16.9% 0.520 0.82 $26.37 $25.94 $53,960 7.7%
17-1022 Surveyors detail 70 38.3% 1.036 3.36 $31.09 $30.11 $62,630 3.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 90 8.9% 1.330 0.67 $29.38 $33.71 $70,120 4.6%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 60 35.4% 0.824 0.67 $22.74 $28.45 $59,170 4.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 90 47.9% 1.314 0.68 $34.99 $36.36 $75,620 2.8%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 140 24.4% 2.067 3.23 $22.04 $21.03 $43,740 7.8%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 30 3.8% 0.453 0.93 $27.12 $26.53 $55,190 4.6%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 30 18.7% 0.496 0.91 $20.81 $20.63 $42,910 4.5%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.96 $26.10 $54,280 8.2%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians detail 30 27.5% 0.456 3.20 $17.71 $18.91 $39,320 3.5%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 40 0.0% 0.533 1.07 $24.29 $23.47 $48,820 1.6%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 70 41.2% 0.964 2.67 $17.95 $18.76 $39,010 9.0%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,670 5.5% 24.747 2.92 $18.65 $27.20 $56,580 14.3%
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists detail 60 2.1% 0.930 6.50 $26.39 $28.07 $58,380 1.6%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 110 6.5% 1.655 6.94 $31.27 $30.18 $62,780 1.4%
19-1031 Conservation Scientists detail 40 12.4% 0.593 4.18 $29.66 $34.29 $71,330 9.7%
19-1032 Foresters detail 80 6.9% 1.173 16.15 $25.10 $25.27 $52,570 3.9%
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) (5) (5) 27.7%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 50 22.0% 0.763 0.96 $25.33 $24.71 $51,400 9.3%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 120 0.0% 1.748 3.13 $15.06 $17.33 $36,050 1.5%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians detail 800 2.0% 11.873 48.77 $15.05 $16.59 $34,510 1.1%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 50 0.0% 0.732 1.68 $14.58 $17.07 $35,500 2.2%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,240 6.8% 18.304 1.27 $16.40 $17.33 $36,040 3.1%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.70 $15.09 $31,390 9.3%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 150 16.0% 2.212 1.21 $22.06 $22.85 $47,520 5.4%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 180 34.8% 2.693 3.05 $14.01 $16.29 $33,870 6.6%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 100 44.1% 1.430 1.79 $12.94 $13.14 $27,330 7.5%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 90 18.4% 1.376 0.65 $17.82 $19.05 $39,620 4.9%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 50 12.5% 0.721 0.67 $21.05 $21.10 $43,890 2.5%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 30 19.3% 0.517 0.61 $16.53 $17.86 $37,150 4.9%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other detail 80 5.5% 1.228 2.74 $16.17 $17.64 $36,690 2.4%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 210 20.9% 3.050 1.13 $13.01 $13.03 $27,100 5.3%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail 50 21.1% 0.705 0.92 $19.95 $19.41 $40,370 8.2%
21-2011 Clergy detail 140 11.2% 2.025 6.00 $19.36 $18.49 $38,470 7.8%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 440 7.5% 6.535 0.83 $19.72 $21.23 $44,160 7.1%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 250 11.2% 3.711 0.83 $21.10 $23.55 $48,990 12.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.63 $18.78 $39,050 9.1%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers detail 40 37.6% 0.639 1.68 $17.07 $18.07 $37,580 4.1%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 4,860 6.5% 72.027 1.12 $17.44 $18.82 $39,150 3.4%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 70 35.9% 1.058 1.13 $17.19 $19.99 $41,590 14.6%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 160 20.0% 2.310 0.88 $10.96 $12.08 $25,130 6.6%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 130 16.4% 1.954 1.62 (4) (4) $42,970 4.3%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 1,140 16.7% 16.827 1.61 (4) (4) $50,960 4.1%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 420 22.5% 6.213 1.30 (4) (4) $44,410 4.6%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 680 21.0% 10.007 1.36 (4) (4) $42,760 5.0%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 60 17.4% 0.815 1.21 (4) (4) $49,990 4.8%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 80 10.1% 1.210 0.80 (4) (4) $44,630 8.0%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 40 13.1% 0.653 0.88 (4) (4) $44,010 3.7%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 50 38.2% 0.710 0.69 (4) (4) $37,300 7.1%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 30 46.8% 0.468 0.92 $19.43 $20.39 $42,400 11.4%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 120 27.0% 1.766 1.28 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 450 32.0% 6.613 1.39 $8.74 $9.73 $20,230 7.0%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 120 8.5% 1.723 0.83 (4) (4) $42,180 3.2%
25-4021 Librarians detail 130 16.5% 1.881 1.75 $20.27 $20.17 $41,950 3.5%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 710 20.4% 10.524 1.16 (4) (4) $24,450 3.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 810 8.7% 12.049 0.90 $12.61 $15.61 $32,460 5.4%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 40 35.8% 0.587 1.62 $10.06 $10.68 $22,210 7.6%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 80 28.6% 1.129 0.77 $15.36 $17.92 $37,270 10.1%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 270 10.6% 3.981 2.57 (4) (4) $26,030 7.2%
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers detail 50 27.8% 0.707 3.69 $14.48 $17.40 $36,190 9.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 80 34.6% 1.244 0.81 $24.15 $22.93 $47,690 8.8%
27-3043 Writers and Authors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.00 $23.23 $48,310 11.7%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,980 4.2% 58.984 1.00 $25.79 $31.00 $64,470 4.3%
29-1011 Chiropractors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.38 $16.74 $34,820 15.2%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 70 40.0% 0.982 1.37 $32.65 $34.94 $72,670 14.4%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists detail 30 10.6% 0.446 1.00 $22.36 $22.90 $47,630 4.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 190 11.6% 2.840 1.31 $51.72 $50.07 $104,150 4.3%
29-1061 Anesthesiologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) (5) (5) 25.9%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 60 14.7% 0.927 1.10 $70.47 $71.57 $148,870 6.0%
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) (5) (5) 24.2%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $102.42 $213,040 9.1%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 80 41.5% 1.167 1.82 $47.31 $46.85 $97,460 3.2%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 14.3% 0.601 0.74 $33.06 $33.51 $69,710 3.4%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 170 11.4% 2.519 1.71 $31.00 $27.95 $58,140 8.0%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 60 10.9% 0.956 1.06 $23.73 $24.86 $51,700 1.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 50 20.9% 0.767 0.82 $29.51 $28.29 $58,850 4.7%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 40 40.5% 0.576 1.34 $26.81 $27.47 $57,140 15.4%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,160 6.0% 17.205 0.85 $28.71 $29.30 $60,950 2.3%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 50 25.8% 0.809 1.00 $41.02 $41.81 $86,970 3.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 90 13.7% 1.356 1.10 $29.48 $29.44 $61,240 2.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 40 33.5% 0.563 0.46 $20.10 $20.17 $41,950 2.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.85 $26.81 $55,760 11.5%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 40 11.6% 0.519 1.17 $33.20 $31.02 $64,510 7.5%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 90 6.8% 1.382 0.92 $23.05 $24.36 $50,670 1.9%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 180 11.1% 2.610 1.46 $11.11 $13.04 $27,120 3.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 220 11.7% 3.228 1.19 $15.37 $16.08 $33,440 2.0%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 50 8.4% 0.791 1.06 $17.84 $18.75 $39,000 1.7%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $13.15 $27,340 5.9%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 350 10.6% 5.178 0.94 $18.20 $18.45 $38,380 1.9%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 240 20.3% 3.600 2.57 $13.59 $14.23 $29,590 1.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,000 5.2% 29.642 0.99 $11.67 $12.56 $26,120 3.0%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 390 17.8% 5.714 0.89 $9.76 $9.84 $20,460 3.8%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 910 5.1% 13.479 1.24 $11.22 $11.57 $24,070 1.4%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 40 38.4% 0.613 1.64 $13.14 $14.64 $30,450 8.3%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 210 5.1% 3.041 1.32 $16.10 $16.32 $33,950 9.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 180 22.9% 2.628 0.62 $14.75 $15.34 $31,920 3.8%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 60 9.5% 0.873 1.52 $15.16 $15.37 $31,970 2.5%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 70 37.8% 1.102 2.01 $13.13 $12.84 $26,720 5.0%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 40 24.6% 0.553 0.72 $13.13 $13.61 $28,310 2.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,390 21.5% 20.633 0.84 $17.75 $19.89 $41,380 5.1%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 70 40.1% 0.985 1.29 $33.37 $35.96 $74,800 5.9%
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.48 $15.23 $31,680 18.7%
33-2011 Firefighters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $21.14 $43,960 3.8%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 60 16.5% 0.929 0.28 $13.52 $13.89 $28,880 2.3%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 90 12.5% 1.298 1.55 $42.58 $36.83 $76,620 4.3%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 340 30.7% 5.009 1.03 $20.37 $20.68 $43,020 2.4%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 250 15.9% 3.631 0.45 $12.53 $12.44 $25,870 5.4%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 70 42.1% 1.010 1.05 $9.05 $9.78 $20,340 9.7%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 130 15.9% 1.893 3.03 $13.46 $22.83 $47,480 11.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 6,670 4.3% 98.790 1.11 $8.97 $9.67 $20,110 1.6%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.97 $19.21 $39,950 10.9%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 370 12.1% 5.532 0.88 $12.00 $13.13 $27,310 6.9%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 420 37.9% 6.222 1.61 $8.61 $8.73 $18,150 3.2%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 370 9.9% 5.467 1.80 $10.28 $10.84 $22,560 2.5%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 630 14.9% 9.292 1.21 $10.04 $10.47 $21,780 3.4%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.74 $10.98 $22,840 4.0%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 380 18.8% 5.596 0.93 $8.80 $8.98 $18,680 2.2%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 740 10.8% 10.938 2.65 $8.81 $9.03 $18,770 1.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,350 14.5% 19.960 0.88 $8.89 $9.37 $19,490 2.5%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 250 29.9% 3.677 1.10 $8.90 $9.42 $19,600 4.3%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,180 10.3% 17.458 0.98 $8.75 $8.89 $18,490 2.6%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 180 24.5% 2.723 1.49 $9.01 $9.32 $19,380 2.4%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 130 36.5% 1.956 0.64 $8.85 $11.00 $22,880 18.6%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 440 17.7% 6.591 1.71 $8.84 $9.06 $18,840 3.4%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 100 43.8% 1.437 0.55 $8.59 $8.63 $17,950 2.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,920 8.1% 43.222 1.33 $10.92 $12.01 $24,980 2.7%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 80 13.8% 1.169 0.89 $16.62 $17.26 $35,890 3.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $25.87 $53,800 7.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,280 12.9% 18.976 1.18 $11.06 $11.76 $24,450 2.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 950 16.4% 14.018 2.04 $9.59 $9.99 $20,790 2.9%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 450 16.5% 6.699 1.05 $12.89 $13.74 $28,570 5.8%
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $13.88 $28,860 3.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,870 10.9% 27.648 0.95 $10.34 $11.83 $24,600 3.4%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 70 29.6% 1.007 0.92 $14.43 $14.45 $30,070 7.0%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 80 30.6% 1.154 1.00 $10.44 $10.78 $22,430 7.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 190 22.5% 2.760 1.40 $8.95 $9.63 $20,040 3.7%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 90 20.6% 1.299 0.48 $8.84 $9.06 $18,840 4.3%
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.72 $9.15 $19,030 4.1%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 270 13.9% 4.073 0.85 $9.95 $10.16 $21,140 5.3%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 600 22.7% 8.902 1.18 $10.39 $10.59 $22,030 1.8%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 190 27.8% 2.876 1.60 $16.32 $17.20 $35,770 6.4%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 190 22.3% 2.887 1.21 $11.41 $15.34 $31,910 10.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 8,470 6.4% 125.457 1.18 $10.76 $13.96 $29,040 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 660 10.8% 9.776 1.05 $15.77 $18.87 $39,260 4.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 80 22.3% 1.203 0.64 $20.05 $30.32 $63,060 13.7%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 3,050 15.1% 45.200 1.78 $9.22 $9.89 $20,560 2.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 310 15.9% 4.544 1.37 $10.60 $12.77 $26,570 7.7%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 140 29.4% 2.006 1.20 $14.11 $14.28 $29,700 3.9%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,050 7.0% 30.413 0.91 $10.92 $12.76 $26,530 3.8%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.90 $14.66 $30,500 5.6%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 190 8.4% 2.747 1.06 $20.16 $25.91 $53,900 13.9%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 90 38.0% 1.341 0.53 $46.41 $40.02 $83,250 13.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 180 19.2% 2.732 0.53 $15.32 $17.89 $37,200 14.3%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 50 16.1% 0.720 0.26 $27.65 $30.06 $62,520 12.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 550 11.6% 8.169 0.75 $20.64 $23.11 $48,060 6.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 70 30.8% 1.030 0.83 $25.97 $23.85 $49,600 12.6%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 30 25.9% 0.444 0.45 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 10,560 4.2% 156.464 0.95 $13.23 $14.62 $30,420 1.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 640 8.5% 9.536 0.91 $19.06 $23.15 $48,150 3.6%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 50 22.1% 0.793 0.82 $11.45 $11.67 $24,270 3.1%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 140 28.9% 2.064 0.70 $15.39 $15.07 $31,340 5.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 340 13.6% 5.027 1.33 $14.05 $14.44 $30,030 1.7%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,900 7.4% 28.151 2.28 $14.23 $15.09 $31,380 2.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 80 11.2% 1.157 0.87 $15.78 $16.34 $34,000 2.7%
43-3071 Tellers detail 480 10.8% 7.056 1.70 $11.21 $11.78 $24,500 2.9%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 130 17.0% 1.896 2.01 $12.85 $13.11 $27,260 2.1%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 550 10.0% 8.160 0.46 $12.82 $13.70 $28,490 2.8%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 60 17.8% 0.929 0.76 $10.50 $11.45 $23,810 8.7%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 240 15.8% 3.526 2.01 $9.82 $9.94 $20,670 3.0%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 80 15.0% 1.230 0.81 $12.74 $13.23 $27,510 2.8%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 140 25.6% 2.141 1.45 $15.17 $15.74 $32,750 3.7%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 50 34.3% 0.693 0.43 $11.75 $12.61 $26,230 3.8%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 18.6% 0.790 0.74 $17.13 $16.89 $35,130 4.2%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 520 11.1% 7.680 1.04 $11.14 $11.40 $23,700 1.6%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 170 11.2% 2.489 1.82 $16.15 $18.46 $38,390 5.3%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 40 22.0% 0.630 1.04 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 70 24.4% 0.997 1.36 $14.12 $14.46 $30,080 2.9%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 17.3% 0.640 0.45 $16.22 $15.97 $33,210 6.6%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 70 0.0% 1.007 1.89 $25.53 $25.06 $52,130 2.1%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 160 0.0% 2.311 0.99 $23.95 $23.19 $48,230 1.8%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 60 0.0% 0.830 0.81 $15.60 $17.42 $36,240 2.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 180 13.8% 2.658 0.50 $11.53 $12.36 $25,710 2.8%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 580 7.5% 8.548 0.62 $10.77 $11.74 $24,410 3.2%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 160 15.8% 2.390 0.39 $18.90 $21.27 $44,240 4.7%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 90 40.7% 1.388 0.83 $12.63 $12.89 $26,810 5.7%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 340 14.4% 5.076 1.30 $13.84 $14.20 $29,530 4.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,510 9.1% 22.369 1.40 $12.82 $13.22 $27,490 1.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 70 21.4% 1.055 0.66 $12.51 $12.89 $26,820 4.1%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 100 23.8% 1.471 0.85 $14.64 $14.76 $30,700 4.5%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 70 29.1% 1.107 1.41 $9.67 $12.03 $25,020 9.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,040 14.7% 15.399 0.71 $13.05 $13.35 $27,770 2.1%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 60 24.6% 0.862 1.68 $12.71 $13.11 $27,270 6.3%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 40 13.1% 0.649 0.38 $11.30 $13.72 $28,550 6.6%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 520 11.6% 7.690 2.34 $16.94 $17.77 $36,950 5.9%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail 130 24.2% 1.975 1.01 $11.88 $12.31 $25,610 5.0%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 60 39.7% 0.815 3.59 $11.45 $13.52 $28,110 11.0%
45-4021 Fallers detail 50 36.0% 0.720 18.22 $20.29 $18.97 $39,450 12.7%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators detail 120 32.8% 1.794 10.06 $23.38 $23.66 $49,220 10.1%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,950 4.5% 58.462 1.53 $17.43 $18.51 $38,490 3.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 270 11.8% 3.960 1.13 $22.34 $23.54 $48,970 6.2%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 90 25.7% 1.290 2.94 $20.18 $19.83 $41,240 12.2%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 580 12.0% 8.652 1.99 $17.17 $17.94 $37,320 5.2%
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters detail 40 13.7% 0.652 3.14 $9.95 $12.01 $24,980 15.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 650 21.3% 9.673 1.55 $15.53 $15.69 $32,630 4.9%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 550 11.3% 8.175 3.18 $19.35 $19.68 $40,940 2.7%
47-2111 Electricians detail 410 8.5% 6.053 1.52 $24.29 $23.53 $48,940 5.0%
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall detail 40 19.2% 0.643 3.72 $13.73 $15.02 $31,240 10.1%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 130 7.7% 1.910 1.35 $15.74 $15.55 $32,340 3.4%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 190 28.4% 2.837 1.09 $18.26 $19.07 $39,670 5.6%
47-2181 Roofers detail 70 23.7% 0.966 1.29 $12.69 $12.42 $25,840 6.3%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.08 $14.46 $30,080 2.5%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 21.5% 0.625 0.91 $18.70 $18.73 $38,960 4.6%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 130 9.9% 1.956 1.80 $18.36 $18.12 $37,700 3.0%
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners detail 90 44.4% 1.376 7.46 $12.57 $12.86 $26,750 8.2%
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas detail 50 38.0% 0.745 5.49 $16.54 $19.35 $40,260 4.0%
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry detail 110 35.1% 1.683 48.82 $12.38 $12.34 $25,660 4.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,130 8.0% 46.329 1.19 $17.90 $19.51 $40,580 2.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 250 14.7% 3.670 1.13 $24.79 $26.43 $54,970 3.5%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 40 34.2% 0.630 0.72 $16.94 $17.02 $35,400 5.7%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 50 41.2% 0.801 0.50 $24.62 $22.19 $46,160 6.3%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 70 18.9% 1.033 1.13 $20.36 $20.50 $42,650 3.4%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 70 37.6% 1.067 1.02 $17.31 $18.44 $38,360 10.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 370 15.8% 5.501 1.20 $17.10 $17.14 $35,640 4.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 190 30.9% 2.815 1.59 $17.79 $18.38 $38,230 5.0%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 120 20.2% 1.776 2.10 $22.91 $24.00 $49,910 7.5%
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics detail 40 47.0% 0.536 4.67 $17.87 $17.69 $36,800 9.4%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 120 30.1% 1.767 2.38 $11.29 $12.58 $26,170 5.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 100 24.6% 1.541 0.83 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 60 17.8% 0.883 0.38 $18.64 $23.38 $48,640 7.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 50 41.8% 0.702 1.03 $21.68 $21.56 $44,840 3.1%
49-9044 Millwrights detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.86 $22.49 $46,770 6.7%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 160 14.9% 2.354 2.73 $38.32 $37.29 $77,570 2.1%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 690 8.3% 10.276 1.09 $14.95 $15.57 $32,380 3.3%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 80 36.9% 1.191 1.21 $14.46 $15.69 $32,630 6.9%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 4,110 5.9% 60.877 0.92 $13.66 $15.09 $31,380 2.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 310 10.2% 4.636 1.06 $20.09 $22.33 $46,460 4.7%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers detail 180 23.3% 2.679 1.77 $13.35 $14.39 $29,930 7.6%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 220 24.5% 3.326 0.43 $11.00 $12.19 $25,360 4.3%
51-3011 Bakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.03 $11.57 $24,060 9.3%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 130 27.6% 1.859 1.80 $13.30 $13.42 $27,920 3.9%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.62 $11.00 $22,880 6.4%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 90 47.2% 1.267 1.64 $8.84 $9.91 $20,620 12.9%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 41.7% 0.593 1.11 $15.86 $16.43 $34,170 6.7%
51-4041 Machinists detail 220 15.0% 3.253 1.09 $16.78 $16.84 $35,030 4.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 250 12.4% 3.640 1.44 $19.15 $18.93 $39,370 4.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 100 16.7% 1.453 1.09 $13.58 $14.17 $29,470 6.4%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 150 25.9% 2.236 1.47 $9.21 $9.58 $19,930 3.1%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail 50 41.6% 0.686 0.63 $8.84 $9.58 $19,920 6.8%
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.35 $11.80 $24,550 6.5%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 370 13.2% 5.541 9.24 $13.56 $13.71 $28,520 5.1%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 260 29.1% 3.836 12.91 $14.40 $15.38 $31,990 8.3%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing detail 260 26.7% 3.822 8.15 $13.15 $14.81 $30,810 10.4%
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other detail 40 47.2% 0.630 11.82 $9.53 $12.86 $26,750 4.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 100 21.5% 1.535 1.84 $17.50 $18.29 $38,050 3.8%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 30 33.2% 0.470 0.52 $14.43 $15.79 $32,850 8.2%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 30 19.5% 0.456 1.05 $12.69 $12.62 $26,240 9.2%
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.94 $13.99 $29,090 7.7%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 70 22.7% 0.997 0.29 $13.85 $16.66 $34,660 6.6%
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers detail 60 5.2% 0.873 5.15 $8.93 $9.44 $19,630 5.8%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 160 27.7% 2.433 0.86 $10.03 $10.34 $21,510 2.1%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 70 26.2% 1.013 0.31 $14.23 $13.43 $27,930 6.2%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 90 33.9% 1.354 0.81 $14.63 $13.39 $27,850 10.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,450 7.6% 51.059 0.76 $13.39 $14.67 $30,510 2.9%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 50 29.6% 0.764 0.59 $21.20 $22.73 $47,280 6.7%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 70 19.1% 1.039 0.69 $21.07 $22.25 $46,270 3.6%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 380 18.9% 5.630 1.50 $12.55 $12.38 $25,740 4.7%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 290 43.2% 4.320 1.43 $9.25 $11.91 $24,780 14.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 780 13.2% 11.606 0.97 $17.02 $17.52 $36,440 2.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 370 12.8% 5.492 0.93 $11.06 $13.72 $28,540 10.8%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 60 25.7% 0.896 0.70 $10.95 $12.87 $26,780 15.1%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 50 47.2% 0.724 0.87 $11.06 $12.32 $25,620 6.4%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail 50 35.4% 0.687 1.99 $20.22 $21.38 $44,460 5.5%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 200 34.6% 2.907 0.76 $14.82 $13.98 $29,080 8.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 190 12.8% 2.767 1.19 $9.24 $10.04 $20,890 3.0%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 600 16.6% 8.924 0.54 $12.60 $12.79 $26,600 2.9%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 120 32.0% 1.850 0.36 $8.89 $9.44 $19,640 4.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 41.7% 0.621 0.69 $15.98 $15.72 $32,690 2.3%

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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