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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?
We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Montana. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.
We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Surgeons are the highest paid people in Montana.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Montana:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Treasure State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 559 job classifications in Montana in order to identify those that get paid the most.
Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂
We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$265,440|
|4||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$247,260|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$214,710|
|12||Industrial Production Managers||$127,380|
|14||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$125,330|
|20||Natural Sciences Managers||$104,930|
|21||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$104,630|
|24||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,730|
|27||Human Resources Managers||$99,360|
|28||General And Operations Managers||$98,990|
|29||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$97,400|
|31||Medical And Health Services Managers||$96,180|
|33||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$95,030|
|35||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$92,680|
|37||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$91,610|
|39||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$89,920|
|40||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$89,270|
|42||Computer Network Architects||$88,520|
|44||Software Developers, Applications||$87,120|
|45||Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers||$86,500|
|47||Administrative Services Managers||$85,860|
|48||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$85,770|
|49||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,210|
|50||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$85,200|
|52||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$84,790|
|53||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$84,660|
|54||Power Plant Operators||$83,580|
|56||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$81,670|
|58||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$81,210|
|59||Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, And Gaugers||$80,340|
|60||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$79,850|
|61||Engineers, All Other||$79,590|
|64||Software Developers, Systems Software||$77,560|
|67||Air Traffic Controllers||$77,150|
|69||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,100|
|70||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,040|
|71||Managers, All Other||$76,990|
|72||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$76,980|
|74||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$76,700|
|75||Computer Systems Analysts||$76,380|
|76||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$76,080|
|78||Education Administrators, All Other||$74,700|
|80||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$74,440|
|82||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$73,900|
|83||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$73,820|
|84||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$73,190|
|85||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$73,170|
|86||Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other||$73,070|
|87||Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||$72,960|
|89||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,640|
|92||Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary||$71,830|
|94||Industrial Engineering Technicians||$70,500|
|95||Gas Plant Operators||$70,400|
|96||Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other||$70,380|
|97||Continuous Mining Machine Operators||$70,310|
|99||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,970|
|100||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$69,940|
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