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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 family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $179,650. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $171,030). The salary and the employment information in Montana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Montana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$179,650
430
2 Psychiatrists
$171,030
120
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,110
90
4 Pharmacists
$110,790
1,240
5 General Dentists
$109,790
450
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$102,630
270
7 Chief Executives
$99,730
660
8 Petroleum Engineers
$96,180
170
9 Marketing Managers
$94,710
120
10 Physician Assistants
$94,060
450
11 Optometrists
$93,670
140
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$92,000
460
13 Chemical Engineers
$91,840
170
14 Nurse Practitioners
$90,400
480
15 Financial Managers
$90,020
680
16 Natural Sciences Managers
$88,170
340
17 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$87,960
40
18 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$87,310
30
19 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$87,200
170
20 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$85,030
40
21 Human Resources Managers
$84,260
150
22 Personal Financial Advisors
$83,930
350
23 Industrial Engineers
$83,790
230
24 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$83,400
490
25 Other Psychologists
$82,640
50
26 Economists
$82,320
90
27 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$81,710
220
28 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$81,590
0
29 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$81,420
100
30 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$81,000
50
31 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$79,560
350
32 Medical and Health Services Managers
$79,020
1,140
33 Industrial Production Managers
$78,910
110
34 Purchasing Managers
$78,590
60
35 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,490
190
36 Applications Software Developers
$78,270
660
37 Radiation Therapists
$78,250
60
38 Construction Managers
$78,040
550
39 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$77,410
650
40 Mining and Geological Engineers
$76,720
100
41 Sales Managers
$76,470
280
42 Environmental Engineers
$76,270
210
43 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$76,200
120
44 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$75,950
50
45 General and Operations Managers
$75,610
4,350
46 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$75,490
260
47 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$74,920
120
48 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$74,810
770
49 Financial Analysts
$74,750
130
50 Mechanical Engineers
$74,400
350
51 Power Plant Operators
$74,130
150
52 Systems Software Developers
$73,740
560
53 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,520
90
54 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,290
200
55 Engineers, All Other
$72,910
220
56 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$72,900
90
57 Transportation Inspectors
$72,330
290
58 Management Analysts
$71,870
550
59 Sales Engineers
$71,690
0
60 Other Physical Scientists
$71,530
90
61 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$71,440
150
62 Electrical Engineers
$71,300
470
63 Air Traffic Controllers
$71,290
120
64 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,240
0
65 Environmental Science Teachers
$70,390
100
66 All Other Managers
$69,870
1,100
67 Physical Therapists
$69,860
1,000
68 Dental Hygienists
$69,560
710
69 Microbiologists
$69,510
130
70 Hydrologists
$69,500
110
71 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,470
170
72 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$69,070
430
73 Landscape Architects
$68,830
40
74 Crane and Tower Operators
$68,710
130
75 Occupational Therapists
$68,210
350
76 Lawyers
$68,040
1,830
77 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$67,930
300
78 Administrative Services Managers
$67,170
410
79 Gas Plant Operators
$67,130
80
80 Commercial Pilots
$67,030
230
81 Civil Engineers
$66,910
1,340
82 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$66,440
50
83 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,310
510
84 Speech-Language Pathologists
$66,140
380
85 Audiologists
$66,100
0
86 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$65,870
160
87 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$65,490
40
88 Veterinarians
$65,350
330
89 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$65,260
120
90 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$65,230
50
91 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$64,740
70
92 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$64,730
130
93 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$64,260
50
94 Computer Systems Analysts
$64,040
650
95 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$63,790
200
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$63,780
50
97 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$63,780
50
98 Other Biological Scientists
$63,780
420
99 Soil and Plant Scientists
$63,780
180
100 Other Education Administrators
$63,450
70
101 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,350
80
102 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$63,210
810
103 Other Engineering Technicians
$62,310
210
104 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,300
490
105 Boilermakers
$61,950
160
106 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$61,900
250
107 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$61,900
90
108 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$61,840
0
109 Postsecondary History Teachers
$61,620
70
110 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$61,360
140
111 Financial Examiners
$61,340
100
112 Other Computer Occupations
$61,180
670
113 Computer Network Architects
$60,130
190
114 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,030
1,780
115 Conservation Scientists
$59,910
500
116 Registered Nurses
$59,860
9,500
117 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$59,800
90
118 Logisticians
$59,690
100
119 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$59,410
580
120 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$59,280
260
121 Electricians
$59,190
2,380
122 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$59,150
60
123 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$59,100
740
124 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$59,060
80
125 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$59,020
90
126 Forensic Science Technicians
$58,880
30
127 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$58,610
30
128 Computer Programmers
$58,510
830
129 Other Drafters
$58,480
130
130 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$58,460
100
131 Surveyors
$58,230
360
132 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$58,030
2,950
133 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$58,030
580
134 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,880
90
135 Budget Analysts
$57,500
220
136 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$57,370
200
137 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$57,360
0
138 Loan Officers
$57,350
1,300
139 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$57,330
200
140 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$56,840
560
141 Other Financial Specialists
$56,810
230
142 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$56,720
560
143 Urban and Regional Planners
$56,410
250
144 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$56,220
70
145 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$56,000
440
146 Real Estate Sales Agents
$55,900
260
147 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$55,900
310
148 Chemists
$55,640
160
149 Database Administrators
$55,570
220
150 Chiropractors
$55,530
190
151 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,280
810
152 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$55,070
60
153 Labor Relations Specialists
$55,000
150
154 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$54,950
800
155 Other Plant and System Operators
$54,800
220
156 Accountants and Auditors
$54,720
3,030
157 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$54,690
400
158 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$54,630
210
159 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$54,540
60
160 Wellhead Pumpers
$54,500
260
161 Information Security Analysts
$54,390
170
162 Medical Equipment Repairers
$54,380
90
163 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$54,020
80
164 Statistical Assistants
$54,010
0
165 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$53,830
240
166 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$53,810
500
167 Compliance Officers
$53,680
950
168 Other Business Operations Specialists
$53,590
2,890
169 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$53,490
210
170 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$53,420
650
171 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$53,260
380
172 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$53,240
140
173 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$52,970
1,690
174 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$52,970
2,470
175 Locomotive Engineers
$52,820
0
176 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$52,610
60
177 Foresters
$52,550
180
178 Postal Service Clerks
$52,430
400
179 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$52,420
180
180 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$52,310
40
181 Sheet Metal Workers
$52,190
510
182 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$52,170
100
183 Mechanical Drafters
$52,030
90
184 Rail Car Repairers
$51,980
0
185 Respiratory Therapists
$51,870
360
186 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$51,810
260
187 Operations Research Analysts
$51,770
80
188 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$51,670
90
189 Meter Readers, Utilities
$51,560
80
190 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$51,450
40
191 Radiologic Technologists
$51,280
750
192 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$51,260
2,060
193 Materials Engineers
$51,240
40
194 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$51,200
1,000
195 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$51,190
200
196 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$51,190
230
197 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$51,030
50
198 Web Developers
$51,030
530
199 Cost Estimators
$51,000
940
200 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$50,990
150

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