First-Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators amongst Montana cities 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 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,150
25th Percentile Wage
$41,960
50th Percentile Wage
$58,940
75th Percentile Wage
$74,990
90th Percentile Wage
$95,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.46
25th Percentile Wage
$20.18
50th Percentile Wage
$28.34
75th Percentile Wage
$36.04
90th Percentile Wage
$45.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.88. The median hourly salary is $28.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9404.14%13.61%
201556,5002.74%-
201454,9506.72%-
201351,2600.66%-
201250,920--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in state of Montana ranges from $38,140 to $69,690. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,690. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $63,270). The lowest paying area is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $38,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$69,690
Billings
$63,270
Missoula
$62,370
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$59,890
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$56,750
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$52,380
Great Falls
$38,140



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