These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Montana For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Montana that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Montana.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Montana:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Nurse Anesthetists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Internists, General
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Surgeons
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Montana job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Montana For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 569 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Montana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $262,060 $145,250 60
2 Nurse Anesthetists $252,460 $163,130 60
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $250,150 $97,760 930
4 Internists, General $239,980 $147,850 40
5 Pediatricians, General $234,240 $132,410 60
6 Surgeons $226,060 $90,920 180
7 Family And General Practitioners $189,490 $65,850 350
8 Psychiatrists $183,930 $85,360 100
9 Dentists, General $161,060 $69,080 460
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $131,540 $92,510 270
11 Optometrists $131,300 $64,120 120
12 Petroleum Engineers $130,700 $73,920 220
13 Chief Executives $130,160 $46,350 450
14 Sales Managers $121,200 $44,170 210
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $118,930 $65,650 560
16 Industrial Production Managers $116,720 $66,120 90
17 Pharmacists $113,080 $84,640 1,190
18 Marketing Managers $112,350 $60,340 150
19 Financial Managers $106,920 $55,320 670
20 Computer And Information Research Scientists $105,360 $52,390 60
21 Personal Financial Advisors $103,890 $29,330 360
22 Physician Assistants $101,610 $70,280 570
23 Natural Sciences Managers $100,320 $72,170 340
24 Purchasing Managers $100,180 $59,350 50
25 General And Operations Managers $98,230 $40,970 4,890
26 Financial Analysts $98,230 $49,950 160
27 Human Resources Managers $98,010 $62,680 190
28 Nurse Practitioners $97,470 $67,770 530
29 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $96,710 $48,530 330
30 Medical And Health Services Managers $95,690 $52,230 1,240
31 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $95,530 $69,650 100
32 Construction Managers $94,330 $54,320 580
33 Podiatrists $93,250 $45,270 50
34 Computer Programmers $92,150 $45,300 720
35 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,300 $76,870 100
36 Industrial Engineers $90,220 $56,530 230
37 Administrative Services Managers $87,900 $51,440 250
38 Sales Engineers $87,370 $51,890 40
39 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $86,960 $58,860 80
40 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $86,710 $17,640 50
41 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $85,890 $39,430 270
42 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $85,670 $48,160 100
43 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $85,520 $62,830 110
44 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $85,100 $59,930 120
45 Economists $84,950 $58,870 90
46 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $84,750 $48,610 140
47 Environmental Engineers $84,180 $51,590 470
48 Power Plant Operators $83,780 $59,060 310
49 Lawyers $83,150 $40,940 1,980
50 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $83,120 $52,310 770
51 Microbiologists $83,070 $33,740 120
52 Radiation Therapists $82,470 $47,920 70
53 Electrical Engineers $82,420 $51,270 550
54 Engineers, All Other $81,280 $68,380 190
55 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $80,670 $58,720 680
56 Mechanical Engineers $80,500 $52,830 490
57 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,820 $28,420 270
58 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $79,580 $51,410 450
59 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $79,380 $29,560 690
60 Software Developers, Systems Software $79,280 $45,670 560
61 Audiologists $78,590 $51,670 70
62 Physical Therapists $78,120 $55,290 990
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $77,780 $18,890 310
64 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $77,100 $18,770 180
65 Occupational Therapists $77,070 $51,820 340
66 Statisticians $76,390 $48,290 30
67 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $76,360 $57,080 190
68 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $76,180 $35,610 100
69 Veterinarians $75,680 $34,630 390
70 Commercial Pilots $75,590 $32,570 450
71 Civil Engineers $74,930 $48,420 1,510
72 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $74,850 $40,980 70
73 Software Developers, Applications $73,960 $30,890 850
74 Computer Systems Analysts $73,760 $46,050 670
75 Insurance Underwriters $73,750 $37,990 140
76 Hydrologists $73,680 $52,490 130
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $73,240 $49,650 300
78 Financial Examiners $73,200 $47,110 110
79 Dental Hygienists $72,850 $54,460 720
80 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $72,460 $42,640 30
81 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $72,410 $28,160 170
82 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,390 $56,440 50
83 Mine Cutting And Channeling Machine Operators $72,360 $61,540 130
84 Management Analysts $72,310 $44,020 610
85 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $72,270 $46,150 70
86 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, And Blasters $72,070 $59,610 410
87 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $72,010 $42,730 30
88 Computer Network Architects $71,830 $46,310 240
89 Transportation Inspectors $71,590 $43,870 180
90 Managers, All Other $70,890 $33,850 1,110
91 Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $70,790 $41,870 170
92 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $70,440 $34,600 870
93 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $70,390 $45,260 420
94 Physical Scientists, All Other $70,320 $32,860 90
95 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil And Gas $70,270 $35,610 30
96 Air Traffic Controllers $70,220 $44,380 80
97 Continuous Mining Machine Operators $69,630 $56,500 60
98 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,340 $33,790 90
99 Speech-Language Pathologists $69,000 $44,390 340
100 Education Administrators, All Other $69,000 $44,490 80

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