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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Montana

What professions have the highest employment in Montana? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Montana. We note that the total employment in Montana is 443,330. The most popular job is the cashier profession, which employs 15,390 people (3.47 percent of the total employment in Montana). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 14,770 people (3.33 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Montana is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Montana

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
443,330
100.00% $31,520
2 Cashiers
15,390
3.47% $19,300
3 Retail Salespersons
14,770
3.33% $22,140
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
11,080
2.50% $18,740
5 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
9,780
2.21% $31,860
6 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
9,580
2.16% $28,890
7 Registered Nurses
9,500
2.14% $59,860
8 Office Clerks, General
8,520
1.92% $27,210
9 Waiters and Waitresses
8,230
1.86% $18,270
10 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
8,020
1.81% $23,030
11 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
6,430
1.45% $41,440
12 Nursing Assistants
5,570
1.26% $24,080
13 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
5,270
1.19% $34,410
14 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
5,250
1.18% $19,470
15 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
5,140
1.16% $26,080
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
4,940
1.11% $22,810
17 Personal Care Aides
4,840
1.09% $21,610
18 Bartenders
4,810
1.08% $18,570
19 Customer Service Representatives
4,630
1.04% $27,780
20 Restaurant Cooks
4,540
1.02% $21,110
21 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
4,520
1.02% $47,370
22 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
4,410
0.99% $46,280
23 General and Operations Managers
4,350
0.98% $75,610
24 Teacher Assistants
4,260
0.96% $23,810
25 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
4,200
0.95% $30,720
26 Construction Laborers
3,860
0.87% $32,410
27 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,750
0.85% $43,350
28 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
3,510
0.79% $29,030
29 Carpenters
3,480
0.78% $37,610
30 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
3,450
0.78% $48,040
31 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
3,390
0.76% $45,350
32 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
3,290
0.74% $23,630
33 Accountants and Auditors
3,030
0.68% $54,720
34 Substitute Teachers
3,020
0.68% $21,400
35 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
2,950
0.67% $58,030
36 Receptionists and Information Clerks
2,920
0.66% $25,600
37 Other Business Operations Specialists
2,890
0.65% $53,590
38 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
2,720
0.61% $28,300
39 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
2,720
0.61% $36,690
40 Food Preparation Workers
2,540
0.57% $19,040
41 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
2,500
0.56% $38,540
42 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,470
0.56% $52,970
43 Electricians
2,380
0.54% $59,190
44 Childcare Workers
2,140
0.48% $19,070
45 Forest and Conservation Technicians
2,100
0.47% $31,630
46 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
2,090
0.47% $24,410
47 Driver/Sales Workers
2,070
0.47% $22,070
48 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
2,060
0.46% $51,260
49 Tellers
2,040
0.46% $24,120
50 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,020
0.46% $20,140
51 Dishwashers
2,010
0.45% $18,310
52 Security Guards
1,960
0.44% $23,050
53 Fast Food Cooks
1,930
0.44% $18,500
54 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,910
0.43% $28,700
55 Medical Secretaries
1,830
0.41% $30,040
56 Lawyers
1,830
0.41% $68,040
57 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
1,780
0.40% $60,030
58 Computer User Support Specialists
1,730
0.39% $38,700
59 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
1,690
0.38% $52,970
60 Counter and Rental Clerks
1,580
0.36% $22,090
61 Coaches and Scouts
1,550
0.35% $20,950
62 Billing and Posting Clerks
1,530
0.35% $30,980
63 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
1,530
0.35% $47,410
64 Insurance Sales Agents
1,520
0.34% $37,300
65 Other Sales Representatives
1,500
0.34% $35,250
66 Team Assemblers
1,380
0.31% $27,880
67 Social and Human Service Assistants
1,360
0.31% $24,130
68 Civil Engineers
1,340
0.30% $66,910
69 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
1,320
0.30% $35,970
70 Pharmacy Technicians
1,310
0.30% $32,860
71 Loan Officers
1,300
0.29% $57,350
72 Parts Salespersons
1,280
0.29% $29,560
73 Human Resources Specialists
1,280
0.29% $46,580
74 Pharmacists
1,240
0.28% $110,790
75 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,240
0.28% $34,580
76 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,230
0.28% $36,470
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
1,220
0.28% $27,230
78 Recreation Workers
1,220
0.28% $22,230
79 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,220
0.28% $18,320
80 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,220
0.28% $33,130
81 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,200
0.27% $20,000
82 Mental Health Counselors
1,180
0.27% $28,430
83 Dental Assistants
1,150
0.26% $33,230
84 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,140
0.26% $79,020
85 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,130
0.25% $32,820
86 Other Physicians and Surgeons
1,120
0.25% n/a
87 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,120
0.25% $24,640
88 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
1,110
0.25% $40,450
89 All Other Managers
1,100
0.25% $69,870
90 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,080
0.24% $18,250
91 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,070
0.24% $30,800
92 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,060
0.24% $43,090
93 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
1,020
0.23% $34,950
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,020
0.23% $18,250
95 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,000
0.23% $51,200
96 Physical Therapists
1,000
0.23% $69,860
97 Highway Maintenance Workers
990
0.22% $40,360
98 Psychiatric Aides
970
0.22% $23,690
99 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
950
0.21% $41,380
100 Compliance Officers
950
0.21% $53,680
101 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
940
0.21% $31,930
102 Cost Estimators
940
0.21% $51,000
103 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
920
0.21% $29,160
104 Medical Assistants
920
0.21% $30,500
105 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
850
0.19% $19,740
106 Computer Programmers
830
0.19% $58,510
107 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
820
0.18% $18,670
108 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
810
0.18% $63,210
109 Postal Service Mail Carriers
810
0.18% $55,280
110 Clergy
810
0.18% $37,450
111 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
800
0.18% $54,950
112 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
790
0.18% $49,280
113 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
780
0.18% $21,150
114 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
770
0.17% $74,810
115 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
750
0.17% $35,180
116 Radiologic Technologists
750
0.17% $51,280
117 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
740
0.17% $30,490
118 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
740
0.17% $33,820
119 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
740
0.17% $33,260
120 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
740
0.17% $59,100
121 Protective Service Workers, All Other
740
0.17% $28,880
122 Property, Real Estate Managers
740
0.17% $35,550
123 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
730
0.16% $28,080
124 Other Social Workers
730
0.16% $34,800
125 Packers and Packagers
720
0.16% $19,040
126 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
720
0.16% $29,370
127 Bill and Account Collectors
720
0.16% $29,630
128 Public Relations Specialists
720
0.16% $45,740
129 Machinists
710
0.16% $34,290
130 Dental Hygienists
710
0.16% $69,560
131 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
710
0.16% $32,190
132 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
710
0.16% $47,090
133 Tire Repairers and Changers
700
0.16% $26,020
134 Legal Secretaries
690
0.16% $33,380
135 Butchers and Meat Cutters
680
0.15% $29,220
136 Financial Managers
680
0.15% $90,020
137 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
670
0.15% $23,700
138 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
670
0.15% $34,950
139 Bakers
670
0.15% $22,910
140 Short Order Cooks
670
0.15% $20,120
141 Other Computer Occupations
670
0.15% $61,180
142 Applications Software Developers
660
0.15% $78,270
143 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
660
0.15% $50,330
144 Chief Executives
660
0.15% $99,730
145 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
650
0.15% $77,410
146 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
650
0.15% $53,420
147 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
650
0.15% $21,390
148 Computer Systems Analysts
650
0.15% $64,040
149 Librarians
640
0.14% $45,280
150 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
620
0.14% $43,300
151 Advertising Sales Agents
620
0.14% $38,250
152 Graphic Designers
620
0.14% $35,980
153 Home Health Aides
610
0.14% $22,100
154 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
600
0.14% $39,320
155 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
600
0.14% $35,090
156 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
600
0.14% $20,230
157 Helpers--Production Workers
590
0.13% $23,400
158 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
590
0.13% $48,890
159 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
590
0.13% $32,620
160 Biological Technicians
590
0.13% $32,690
161 Training and Development Specialists
590
0.13% $43,550
162 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
580
0.13% $37,220
163 Psychiatric Technicians
580
0.13% $27,660
164 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
580
0.13% $59,410
165 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
580
0.13% $58,030
166 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
560
0.13% $34,780
167 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
560
0.13% $56,840
168 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
560
0.13% $26,860
169 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
560
0.13% $56,720
170 Systems Software Developers
560
0.13% $73,740
171 Management Analysts
550
0.12% $71,870
172 Construction Managers
550
0.12% $78,040
173 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
540
0.12% $33,400
174 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
530
0.12% $18,820
175 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
530
0.12% $42,850
176 Rehabilitation Counselors
530
0.12% $31,580
177 Web Developers
530
0.12% $51,030
178 Unknown
520
0.12% $36,410
179 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
510
0.12% $44,370
180 Sheet Metal Workers
510
0.12% $52,190
181 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
510
0.12% $66,310
182 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
500
0.11% $48,120
183 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
500
0.11% $53,810
184 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
500
0.11% $50,810
185 Conservation Scientists
500
0.11% $59,910
186 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
490
0.11% $33,350
187 File Clerks
490
0.11% $24,250
188 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
490
0.11% $83,400
189 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
490
0.11% $62,300
190 Healthcare Social Workers
490
0.11% $45,420
191 Roofers
480
0.11% $33,220
192 Nurse Practitioners
480
0.11% $90,400
193 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
480
0.11% $33,680
194 Social and Community Service Managers
480
0.11% $47,960
195 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
470
0.11% $40,150
196 Electrical Engineers
470
0.11% $71,300
197 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
460
0.10% $34,710
198 Computer and Information Systems Managers
460
0.10% $92,000
199 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
450
0.10% $41,150
200 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
450
0.10% $33,470

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