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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 psychiatrists (average salary $184,900). The salary and the employment information in Montana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Montana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$203,910
40
2 Psychiatrists
$184,900
100
3 Family and General Practitioners
$181,930
350
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,110
60
5 General Dentists
$139,820
460
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$119,970
270
7 Petroleum Engineers
$119,310
220
8 Pharmacists
$117,540
1,190
9 Marketing Managers
$107,710
150
10 Chief Executives
$107,670
450
11 Physician Assistants
$101,690
570
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,130
560
13 Industrial Production Managers
$100,440
90
14 Optometrists
$100,220
120
15 Nurse Practitioners
$98,280
530
16 Sales Managers
$97,350
210
17 Financial Managers
$95,250
670
18 Purchasing Managers
$95,120
50
19 Human Resources Managers
$94,010
190
20 Mining and Geological Engineers
$93,820
100
21 Computer Hardware Engineers
$93,410
0
22 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$92,730
100
23 Natural Sciences Managers
$91,540
340
24 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,200
30
25 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$89,510
110
26 Chemical Engineers
$89,420
60
27 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$89,020
80
28 Medical and Health Services Managers
$86,170
1,240
29 Power Plant Operators
$85,440
310
30 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$84,790
30
31 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$83,870
270
32 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$83,850
100
33 General and Operations Managers
$83,550
4,890
34 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$83,530
680
35 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$83,290
330
36 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$82,640
770
37 Sales Engineers
$82,310
40
38 Environmental Engineers
$81,470
470
39 Engineers, All Other
$80,640
190
40 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,600
40
41 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$80,400
140
42 Electrical Engineers
$80,090
550
43 Podiatrists
$79,980
50
44 Personal Financial Advisors
$79,810
360
45 Industrial Engineers
$79,580
230
46 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,390
450
47 Microbiologists
$79,370
120
48 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$79,270
120
49 Administrative Services Managers
$79,160
250
50 Construction Managers
$79,040
580
51 Aerospace Engineers
$78,080
40
52 Radiation Therapists
$77,850
70
53 Physical Therapists
$77,750
990
54 Financial Analysts
$77,100
160
55 Mechanical Engineers
$76,730
490
56 Economists
$75,930
90
57 Applications Software Developers
$74,600
850
58 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$74,590
190
59 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$73,870
130
60 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$73,710
410
61 Lawyers
$73,530
1,980
62 Dental Hygienists
$73,330
720
63 Occupational Therapists
$73,130
340
64 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$72,830
180
65 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$72,350
170
66 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,250
50
67 Hydrologists
$72,170
130
68 Other Physical Scientists
$72,170
90
69 Civil Engineers
$72,150
1,510
70 Statisticians
$71,680
30
71 Systems Software Developers
$71,510
560
72 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$71,300
60
73 Audiologists
$71,150
70
74 Computer Network Architects
$71,080
240
75 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$70,390
80
76 Boilermakers
$70,270
150
77 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$70,240
100
78 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$69,960
30
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$69,960
670
80 Veterinarians
$69,600
390
81 All Other Managers
$69,390
1,110
82 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,080
270
83 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$68,920
70
84 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$68,530
300
85 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,500
340
86 Other Biological Scientists
$68,230
430
87 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$68,080
100
88 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$67,870
30
89 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$67,850
170
90 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$67,710
140
91 Computer Programmers
$67,540
720
92 Management Analysts
$67,350
610
93 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$67,190
50
94 Other Education Administrators
$67,040
80
95 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$66,860
40
96 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$66,860
470
97 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$66,680
170
98 Air Traffic Controllers
$66,560
80
99 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$66,260
30
100 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$66,200
170
101 Financial Examiners
$66,090
110
102 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$65,800
90
103 Crane and Tower Operators
$65,480
180
104 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$65,370
180
105 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,300
100
106 Gas Plant Operators
$65,140
80
107 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$64,850
110
108 Registered Nurses
$64,560
10,110
109 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$64,500
60
110 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$64,230
60
111 Logisticians
$64,220
100
112 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$64,210
60
113 Insurance Underwriters
$64,170
140
114 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$64,020
1,890
115 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$63,930
60
116 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$63,820
80
117 All Other Special Education Teachers
$63,740
90
118 Other Computer Occupations
$63,720
640
119 Commercial Pilots
$63,710
450
120 Soil and Plant Scientists
$63,700
140
121 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$63,610
310
122 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$63,260
90
123 Materials Engineers
$62,970
60
124 Other Engineering Technicians
$62,970
140
125 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$62,920
1,930
126 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$62,820
70
127 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$62,670
350
128 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$62,660
180
129 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,480
870
130 Forensic Science Technicians
$62,390
50
131 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$62,350
90
132 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$62,330
40
133 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$62,320
420
134 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,220
540
135 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$62,110
170
136 Hearing Aid Specialists
$61,880
50
137 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$61,750
3,090
138 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$61,670
60
139 Other Plant and System Operators
$61,550
220
140 Computer Network Support Specialists
$61,360
370
141 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$61,350
80
142 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$61,300
550
143 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$60,920
540
144 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$60,650
140
145 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$60,380
40
146 Accountants and Auditors
$60,310
3,340
147 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$60,290
160
148 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$60,200
30
149 Budget Analysts
$60,170
250
150 Loan Officers
$60,140
1,370
151 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,140
640
152 Operations Research Analysts
$60,140
120
153 Electricians
$59,940
2,170
154 Database Administrators
$59,620
230
155 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$59,530
650
156 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$59,260
30
157 Surveyors
$59,100
360
158 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$58,940
870
159 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$58,770
0
160 Chiropractors
$58,740
230
161 Locomotive Engineers
$58,610
0
162 Other Financial Specialists
$58,360
290
163 Statistical Assistants
$58,180
40
164 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$57,850
1,420
165 Other Business Operations Specialists
$57,800
3,320
166 Cost Estimators
$57,540
1,040
167 Postsecondary History Teachers
$57,250
50
168 Other Drafters
$57,220
160
169 Environmental Science Teachers
$56,980
60
170 Rail Car Repairers
$56,830
0
171 Credit Analysts
$56,810
170
172 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$56,790
310
173 Lodging Managers
$56,750
210
174 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$56,390
80
175 Labor Relations Specialists
$56,290
110
176 Medical Equipment Repairers
$56,240
90
177 Foresters
$56,130
210
178 Urban and Regional Planners
$56,080
150
179 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$56,070
1,550
180 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$55,980
60
181 Conservation Scientists
$55,660
580
182 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$55,620
530
183 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$55,370
420
184 Respiratory Therapists
$55,180
460
185 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$55,160
80
186 Compliance Officers
$55,040
960
187 Transportation Inspectors
$54,990
180
188 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$54,850
100
189 Sheet Metal Workers
$54,850
520
190 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$54,840
180
191 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$54,820
320
192 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$54,780
150
193 Training and Development Specialists
$54,710
710
194 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$54,650
980
195 Other Psychologists
$54,650
60
196 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$54,070
1,600
197 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$54,050
1,090
198 Radiologic Technologists
$53,920
810
199 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$53,690
970
200 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$53,640
40

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