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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,810
25th Percentile Wage
$56,240
50th Percentile Wage
$64,560
75th Percentile Wage
$75,860
90th Percentile Wage
$86,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,560
3.41% 9.82%
2016
$62,360
2.63% -
2015
$60,720
1.42% -
2014
$59,860
1.70% -
2013
$58,840
1.05% -
2012
$58,220
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Montana ranges from $60,060 to $68,630. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $68,630. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $65,800). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$68,630
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$65,800
Missoula
$65,000
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$64,880
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$62,820
Great Falls
$62,160
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$60,060




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