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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Montana

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Montana (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Montana are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Montana is general internists with an average annual salary of $203,910. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $187,000). The salary and the employment information in Montana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Montana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$203,910
50
2 Family and General Practitioners
$187,000
400
3 Psychiatrists
$176,830
120
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,110
70
5 General Dentists
$143,220
390
6 Pharmacists
$116,400
1,080
7 Petroleum Engineers
$115,120
250
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$115,010
250
9 Marketing Managers
$114,390
130
10 Chief Executives
$108,540
600
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$104,010
460
12 Optometrists
$103,190
130
13 Financial Managers
$96,790
640
14 Physician Assistants
$96,340
480
15 Industrial Production Managers
$94,220
100
16 Computer Hardware Engineers
$93,410
0
17 Nurse Practitioners
$93,220
480
18 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,200
30
19 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,070
330
20 Chemical Engineers
$89,420
60
21 Human Resources Managers
$88,790
190
22 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$87,890
100
23 Sales Managers
$87,850
190
24 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$87,550
90
25 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$87,530
100
26 Personal Financial Advisors
$87,030
370
27 General and Operations Managers
$84,980
4,490
28 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$84,790
30
29 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$84,740
90
30 Other Psychologists
$84,430
50
31 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,240
80
32 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$81,860
740
33 Sales Engineers
$81,850
40
34 Purchasing Managers
$81,470
40
35 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,600
40
36 Industrial Engineers
$80,600
200
37 Medical and Health Services Managers
$80,400
1,210
38 Radiation Therapists
$80,380
60
39 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,530
310
40 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$79,270
140
41 Engineers, All Other
$79,060
200
42 Power Plant Operators
$79,000
220
43 Economists
$78,380
80
44 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$78,110
440
45 Environmental Engineers
$77,900
340
46 Microbiologists
$77,700
110
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$77,200
750
48 Physical Therapists
$76,860
950
49 Systems Software Developers
$76,560
450
50 Construction Managers
$76,460
570
51 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,950
240
52 Electrical Engineers
$75,420
500
53 Financial Analysts
$75,380
160
54 Mechanical Engineers
$74,750
370
55 Applications Software Developers
$73,550
660
56 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,940
50
57 Other Physical Scientists
$72,460
90
58 Dental Hygienists
$71,310
770
59 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$71,030
80
60 Administrative Services Managers
$71,020
320
61 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$70,950
190
62 Lawyers
$70,840
1,970
63 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$70,110
110
64 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$69,970
140
65 Audiologists
$69,920
80
66 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$69,640
170
67 Occupational Therapists
$69,610
370
68 Civil Engineers
$69,560
1,590
69 Other Computer Occupations
$69,300
570
70 Veterinarians
$69,180
420
71 Hydrologists
$68,930
140
72 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$68,890
40
73 Air Traffic Controllers
$68,830
90
74 Financial Examiners
$68,630
90
75 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$68,610
250
76 Computer Systems Analysts
$68,140
620
77 Management Analysts
$67,890
690
78 All Other Managers
$67,860
1,120
79 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$67,800
140
80 Computer Network Architects
$67,760
250
81 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$67,420
170
82 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$67,160
50
83 Other Biological Scientists
$67,150
400
84 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$66,860
40
85 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$66,440
50
86 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$66,200
150
87 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$65,800
90
88 Boilermakers
$65,750
160
89 Commercial Pilots
$65,220
360
90 Speech-Language Pathologists
$64,950
440
91 Other Education Administrators
$64,880
80
92 Gas Plant Operators
$64,610
100
93 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$63,750
60
94 Statisticians
$63,720
40
95 Crane and Tower Operators
$63,070
190
96 Soil and Plant Scientists
$62,930
210
97 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$62,890
510
98 Database Administrators
$62,830
190
99 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,780
210
100 Materials Engineers
$62,510
60
101 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,480
850
102 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$62,460
160
103 Registered Nurses
$62,360
9,800
104 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$62,280
430
105 Other Engineering Technicians
$62,010
150
106 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$62,010
110
107 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$61,730
60
108 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$61,430
60
109 Hearing Aid Specialists
$61,410
50
110 Computer Network Support Specialists
$61,360
370
111 Insurance Underwriters
$61,180
130
112 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$61,060
380
113 Forensic Science Technicians
$60,980
50
114 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$60,980
170
115 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$60,920
540
116 Chemists
$60,590
160
117 Logisticians
$60,540
140
118 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$60,500
100
119 Computer Programmers
$60,440
670
120 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,250
1,920
121 Operations Research Analysts
$60,030
110
122 Other Plant and System Operators
$59,960
120
123 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$59,940
40
124 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$59,850
390
125 Chiropractors
$59,840
200
126 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$59,760
3,020
127 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$59,740
650
128 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$59,700
180
129 Other Financial Specialists
$59,610
280
130 Loan Officers
$59,580
1,400
131 Accountants and Auditors
$59,490
3,140
132 Urban and Regional Planners
$59,460
260
133 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$59,320
1,810
134 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$59,250
510
135 Budget Analysts
$59,240
220
136 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$59,240
310
137 Electricians
$59,220
2,090
138 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$58,940
870
139 Conservation Scientists
$58,760
530
140 Surveyors
$58,420
330
141 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$58,290
80
142 Statistical Assistants
$58,180
40
143 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$58,130
160
144 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$57,470
40
145 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$57,360
130
146 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$56,960
0
147 Labor Relations Specialists
$56,950
130
148 Rail Car Repairers
$56,830
0
149 Other Drafters
$56,820
180
150 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$56,790
210
151 Medical Equipment Repairers
$56,780
90
152 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$56,720
70
153 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$56,670
90
154 Locomotive Engineers
$56,660
0
155 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$56,410
670
156 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$56,360
50
157 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$56,000
440
158 Other Business Operations Specialists
$55,980
3,200
159 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$55,980
60
160 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$55,810
260
161 Cost Estimators
$55,230
1,050
162 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$55,210
2,280
163 Information Security Analysts
$55,140
150
164 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$55,100
1,470
165 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$54,940
320
166 Foresters
$54,850
190
167 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$54,820
140
168 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$54,820
110
169 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$54,630
450
170 Compliance Officers
$54,390
930
171 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$53,830
240
172 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$53,690
50
173 Pipelayers
$53,680
90
174 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$53,660
120
175 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$53,660
80
176 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$53,620
190
177 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$53,600
700
178 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$53,330
940
179 Mechanical Drafters
$53,280
80
180 Radiologic Technologists
$53,170
790
181 Respiratory Therapists
$53,160
430
182 Sheet Metal Workers
$53,140
610
183 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$52,890
200
184 Environmental Science Teachers
$52,860
60
185 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$52,730
170
186 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$52,640
1,650
187 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$52,620
870
188 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$52,310
40
189 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$52,260
170
190 Training and Development Specialists
$52,150
650
191 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$52,040
470
192 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$52,000
90
193 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$51,930
50
194 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$51,650
0
195 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$51,630
800
196 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$51,570
40
197 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$51,450
40
198 Transportation Inspectors
$51,420
180
199 Credit Analysts
$51,130
130
200 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$51,010
40

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