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Chief Executive Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives amongst Montana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,130
25th Percentile Wage
$67,760
50th Percentile Wage
$108,540
75th Percentile Wage
$163,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $163,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $108,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.25
25th Percentile Wage
$32.57
50th Percentile Wage
$52.18
75th Percentile Wage
$78.73
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $78.73. The median hourly salary is $52.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.25.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,5404.43%13.29%
2015103,7303.86%-
201499,7303.14%-
201396,6002.57%-
201294,120--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Montana ranges from $61,960 to $137,950. The highest paying area for chief executives in Montana is Missoula with a median annual salary of $137,950. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $135,700). The lowest paying area is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$137,950
Great Falls
$135,700
Billings
$126,170
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$113,780
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$96,560
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$64,960
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$61,960


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