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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, Montana MSA

Billings is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Montana.

Occupational divisions in Billings:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 240 $20.75 $23.89 $49,680 5.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 70 $18.11 $19.92 $41,430 2.8%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 60 $19.55 $20.44 $42,520 2.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 170 $21.52 $22.40 $46,580 2.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 110 $19.26 $21.52 $44,760 3.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $33.54 $32.50 $67,590 4.4%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 300 $28.45 $27.74 $57,690 5.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 150 $16.99 $18.86 $39,240 20.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 30 $20.16 $21.80 $45,350 5.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 170 $21.31 $21.59 $44,900 3.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $20.24 $22.74 $47,300 2.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 140 $12.55 $13.61 $28,300 3.1%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,370 $23.42 $26.45 $55,010 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 340 $15.09 $17.12 $35,620 3.2%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters (*) $15.38 $17.95 $37,340 5.8%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 140 $15.14 $17.54 $36,480 3.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 440 $15.94 $19.39 $40,330 5.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $13.05 $14.04 $29,190 1.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $18.43 $19.89 $41,360 4.1%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service (*) $12.00 $16.88 $35,110 12.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $17.95 $17.38 $36,140 4.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 440 $11.20 $13.89 $28,900 1.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 120 $30.48 $27.96 $58,160 5.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 60 $26.28 $26.04 $54,160 3.1%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 90 $18.42 $19.84 $41,270 7.7%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $15.30 $16.95 $35,260 3.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $13.88 $13.74 $28,590 2.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $15.10 $17.34 $36,060 6.3%
    22514 Drafters 90 $12.95 $14.12 $29,360 1.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.40 $11.93 $24,810 2.5%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 30 $20.30 $18.98 $39,490 4.1%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 80 $26.01 $25.74 $53,540 5.1%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 220 $21.03 $20.36 $42,350 3.2%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 40 $22.22 $22.67 $47,140 3.3%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 230 $12.75 $15.08 $31,360 2.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 150 $19.86 $20.87 $43,400 3.1%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 90 $13.34 $13.78 $28,670 1.2%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 70 $16.60 $17.02 $35,390 5.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 200 $9.73 $10.92 $22,710 6.2%
    27307 Residential Counselors 320 $7.87 $8.23 $17,110 2.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 120 $7.93 $8.22 $17,100 4.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 90 $7.12 $7.30 $15,190 2.6%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 230 $27.88 $31.68 $65,890 7.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 130 $13.17 $13.44 $27,950 2.8%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 120 $8.31 $8.75 $18,190 3.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 50 * * $27,730 4.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,390 * * $31,860 2.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School (*) * * $32,910 1.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education (*) * * $29,610 1.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 190 $13.41 $14.63 $30,430 3.1%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education (*) $10.32 $18.30 $38,070 7.6%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 420 $6.81 $7.67 $15,950 5.9%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $26,460 3.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 100 $16.36 $15.66 $32,570 4.4%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 120 $17.53 $17.11 $35,580 5.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $6.46 $6.91 $14,380 4.2%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 280 # $54.62** $113,600** 18.2%
    32105 Dentists 30 # $53.54** $111,370** 17.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.35 $23.47 $48,820 5.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $31.36 $28.96 $60,250 5.0%
    32399 All Other Therapists 40 $14.36 $19.74 $41,050 6.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,240 $15.85 $16.85 $35,050 3.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 360 $11.03 $11.38 $23,660 1.8%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 110 $10.41 $10.61 $22,070 5.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 80 $29.52 $27.75 $57,720 4.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 80 $7.93 $8.53 $17,750 6.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $16.63 $16.97 $35,310 4.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $11.50 $11.79 $24,530 3.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 70 $21.91 $21.07 $43,820 3.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 80 $8.69 $9.30 $19,350 9.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $14.61 $14.24 $29,630 5.9%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (*) $7.52 $7.54 $15,670 4.6%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 190 $12.05 $13.70 $28,490 7.5%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 70 $12.65 $14.69 $30,560 8.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 70 $14.12 $15.57 $32,370 2.7%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $6.85 $8.08 $16,800 2.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $12.04 $13.24 $27,530 4.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 170 $7.72 $9.45 $19,660 4.6%
    34041 Interior Designers 30 $10.69 $12.25 $25,480 6.6%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $7.78 $8.33 $17,320 2.1%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 40 * * $30,380 11.1%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 270 $11.20 $15.94 $33,150 3.1%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,060 $14.58 $16.35 $34,000 2.2%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 150 $13.00 $17.44 $36,280 13.4%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $12.99 $16.84 $35,040 4.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 120 $23.29 $30.79 $64,040 14.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 170 $11.31 $12.81 $26,650 4.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $9.32 $9.13 $19,000 2.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $13.81 $14.34 $29,830 4.5%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 130 $17.67 $19.63 $40,820 5.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 740 $15.35 $17.22 $35,830 2.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,700 $7.42 $9.50 $19,770 3.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 280 $11.16 $12.08 $25,120 3.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $6.34 $6.85 $14,250 2.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 540 $6.94 $7.45 $15,500 2.1%
    49023 Cashiers 1,200 $6.18 $6.91 $14,380 2.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 120 $8.97 $9.91 $20,610 2.3%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 760 $13.25 $14.43 $30,010 2.5%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 330 $7.59 $7.69 $15,990 1.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.87 $8.63 $17,950 1.7%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $8.05 $8.64 $17,980 4.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.33 $9.57 $19,900 3.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks (*) $8.34 $9.30 $19,340 5.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (*) $15.10 $16.39 $34,080 4.5%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $10.46 $11.33 $23,570 1.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $10.34 $10.92 $22,710 4.8%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 70 $9.58 $11.69 $24,320 11.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 160 $6.17 $6.38 $13,260 3.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.83 $7.43 $15,450 2.7%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries (*) $12.49 $12.64 $26,290 2.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 80 $11.60 $11.38 $23,660 6.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,050 $8.44 $8.92 $18,540 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $7.90 $8.07 $16,790 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 200 $9.31 $9.30 $19,350 1.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $10.68 $10.94 $22,750 2.1%
    55321 File Clerks 60 $8.91 $8.85 $18,400 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $9.20 $9.57 $19,900 1.9%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $8.28 $9.02 $18,750 3.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare (*) $9.54 $9.58 $19,920 2.3%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities (*) $10.56 $10.68 $22,210 3.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,140 $9.62 $9.88 $20,550 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $9.90 $10.38 $21,590 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $9.29 $9.78 $20,350 2.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,670 $8.62 $9.00 $18,730 0.9%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $7.28 $7.37 $15,330 2.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 110 $9.99 $11.73 $24,390 1.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 160 $8.50 $8.71 $18,110 1.4%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 120 $6.98 $7.32 $15,220 2.0%
    57311 Messengers (*) $5.76 $6.10 $12,700 4.0%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $12.39 $13.00 $27,030 4.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $14.58 $13.38 $27,830 1.9%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 350 $7.50 $8.28 $17,220 6.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 250 $8.99 $9.88 $20,540 4.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $9.59 $10.89 $22,650 3.1%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 230 $9.49 $10.37 $21,570 3.1%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 60 $8.52 $8.98 $18,680 3.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 420 $9.70 $10.24 $21,290 3.5%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 270 $6.41 $6.75 $14,030 5.0%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $9.75 $9.29 $19,320 2.4%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 110 $5.83 $6.12 $12,740 3.8%
    65005 Bartenders 690 $6.05 $6.47 $13,470 3.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,380 $5.77 $5.76 $11,970 1.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $5.80 $5.88 $12,230 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 90 $5.75 $5.84 $12,160 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 140 $7.52 $7.96 $16,570 2.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $11.29 $11.62 $24,170 3.3%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $7.39 $7.46 $15,510 2.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria (*) $7.48 $7.48 $15,550 1.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $5.80 $5.55 $11,540 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 140 $7.29 $7.29 $15,160 1.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 480 $5.97 $6.30 $13,110 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,250 $5.85 $5.77 $12,010 2.2%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 140 $6.11 $6.54 $13,610 1.9%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 150 $10.68 $10.10 $21,000 3.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 110 $10.31 $9.95 $20,690 3.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $7.77 $7.84 $16,300 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 410 $6.70 $6.71 $13,960 2.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $8.32 $8.90 $18,520 5.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 110 $8.73 $8.84 $18,380 1.9%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $6.31 $6.50 $13,530 3.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $6.14 $6.98 $14,510 1.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 30 $8.05 $8.58 $17,840 3.3%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $6.72 $8.30 $17,260 15.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $5.85 $6.29 $13,080 2.9%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (*) $6.65 $7.08 $14,720 2.4%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 190 $6.49 $6.54 $13,600 2.2%
    68038 Child Care Workers 340 $5.72 $5.59 $11,620 1.7%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 40 $6.14 $6.93 $14,410 1.7%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 60 $6.10 $6.43 $13,370 2.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 470 $7.35 $8.22 $17,090 2.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $5.84 $5.80 $12,070 5.2%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $17.70 $17.84 $37,110 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 230 $19.44 $18.55 $38,590 2.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 190 $15.63 $15.83 $32,930 2.0%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $14.63 $14.75 $30,690 3.7%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $14.46 $14.96 $31,110 1.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 70 $20.04 $19.02 $39,560 2.5%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $11.08 $11.85 $24,640 1.4%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 50 $14.55 $14.05 $29,230 2.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 580 $8.81 $9.56 $19,890 2.2%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 400 $13.71 $13.84 $28,800 4.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $12.95 $13.17 $27,390 4.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $14.51 $14.27 $29,670 4.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $15.87 $14.21 $29,560 2.4%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $19.39 $19.87 $41,330 7.4%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 50 $18.82 $18.02 $37,480 3.7%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers (*) $14.11 $14.89 $30,980 11.8%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 40 $9.64 $10.04 $20,880 7.9%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 40 $8.79 $9.30 $19,330 4.9%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $19.39 $19.62 $40,810 3.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $12.48 $12.92 $26,880 3.2%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 80 $8.37 $9.05 $18,830 3.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $9.20 $8.91 $18,530 7.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $9.51 $10.40 $21,620 8.6%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 230 $13.31 $13.76 $28,630 2.7%
    87202 Electricians 250 $19.74 $19.23 $39,990 4.4%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $12.37 $13.11 $27,260 8.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 40 $11.08 $11.60 $24,130 5.8%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 150 $20.61 $16.81 $34,970 5.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $18.08 $16.94 $35,240 8.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $14.15 $13.81 $28,730 2.4%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 70 $17.39 $15.75 $32,760 7.4%
    87808 Roofers 120 $11.79 $11.39 $23,690 3.0%
    87811 Glaziers 50 $10.10 $10.76 $22,370 9.7%
    87817 Fence Erectors 40 $9.82 $9.62 $20,010 4.1%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 110 $12.80 $12.95 $26,940 1.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $17.46 $16.21 $33,720 4.4%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $10.83 $11.12 $23,130 11.2%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.10 $13.15 $27,340 7.7%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $10.45 $11.24 $23,380 3.5%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.22 $9.56 $19,890 9.6%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 120 $5.92 $6.15 $12,790 3.9%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $8.55 $8.91 $18,520 2.2%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.64 $9.97 $20,730 1.6%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.04 $8.92 $18,550 1.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 140 $11.49 $11.78 $24,500 1.4%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand (*) $10.83 $10.88 $22,620 4.9%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 250 $7.75 $8.54 $17,750 3.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 60 $7.41 $7.43 $15,450 1.9%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,260 $12.90 $13.30 $27,650 3.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,070 $10.14 $10.97 $22,820 5.7%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 250 $10.82 $9.96 $20,720 1.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $7.16 $8.88 $18,470 11.3%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 80 * * $40,610 6.6%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $7.48 $7.56 $15,710 3.3%
    97911 Wellhead Pumpers (*) $17.92 $17.88 $37,180 2.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 120 $12.21 $12.83 $26,680 1.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $12.91 $12.38 $25,740 2.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 260 $8.44 $8.32 $17,310 1.8%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $10.83 $11.04 $22,960 5.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 90 $9.02 $8.78 $18,260 3.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 560 $9.42 $9.60 $19,970 6.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 310 $6.74 $7.31 $15,210 2.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 310 $6.21 $6.70 $13,930 5.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 710 $8.45 $9.34 $19,420 4.3%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. 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.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for Montana

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001