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Billings Employment

Employment and Industries in the Billings, Montana Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Billings than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Billings.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Billings.
  • A list of any large public companies in Billings.

Jobs in Billings

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 86300 $43640 $20.98 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13810 $34550 $16.61 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10990 $35930 $17.28 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9250 $22350 $10.75 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6430 $81060 $38.97 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6310 $38610 $18.56 6.45
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4990 $47370 $22.77 4.4
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4480 $43430 $20.88 3.8
9 Retail Salespersons 3860 $26830 $12.9 3.1
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3680 $44020 $21.16 6.15
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3520 $65360 $31.42 5.05
12 Production Occupations 3340 $41850 $20.12 5.85
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3200 $29490 $14.18 3.7
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2970 $24970 $12.01 4.1
15 Management Occupations 2700 $97220 $46.74 6.05
16 Cashiers 2450 $21570 $10.37 2.25
17 Registered Nurses 2140 $67110 $32.26 1.9
18 Office Clerks, General 2070 $33120 $15.92 2
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 2040 $29920 $14.39 3.05
20 Community and Social Service Occupations 1920 $39830 $19.15 1.65
21 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1730 $20450 $9.83 2.15
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1680 $74870 $36 1.65
23 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1640 $48200 $23.17 1.2
24 Waiters and Waitresses 1560 $22150 $10.65 1.6
25 Customer Service Representatives 1540 $30790 $14.8 1.75
26 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1530 $35010 $16.83 1.1
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1450 $32730 $15.74 1.6
28 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1450 $55470 $26.67 1
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1370 $30120 $14.48 1.6
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1330 $27370 $13.16 1.6
31 Protective Service Occupations 1330 $43480 $20.91 2.25
32 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1230 $62600 $30.1 2.8
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1180 $25120 $12.08 1.2
34 Nursing Assistants 1050 $25840 $12.42 1.05
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1000 $31790 $15.28 1
36 Cooks, Short Order 970 $22030 $10.59 0.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 960 $41430 $19.92 1
38 Carpenters 920 $43250 $20.79 0.6
39 Construction Laborers 920 $38130 $18.33 0.8
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 860 $55990 $26.92 1
41 Personal Care Aides 830 $22880 $11 1.3
42 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 830 $37790 $18.17 1.7
43 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $22410 $10.77 0.75
44 General and Operations Managers 820 $109980 $52.88 1.4
45 Food Preparation Workers 820 $22160 $10.66 0.6
46 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 720 $35180 $16.91 0.9
47 Legal Occupations 700 $75320 $36.21 0.8
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 680 $36520 $17.56 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 670 $30610 $14.72 0.6
50 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $40270 $19.36 0.5
51 Bartenders 630 $20820 $10.01 0.4
52 Accountants and Auditors 630 $67170 $32.29 0.9
53 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $67620 $32.51 0.4
54 Childcare Workers 590 $21130 $10.16 0.8
55 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 590 $63370 $30.47 0.9
56 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 560 $33750 $16.22 0.1
57 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $29280 $14.08 0.7
58 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 530 $40300 $19.37 0.5
59 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $22350 $10.75 0.3
60 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 490 $47790 $22.98 0.6
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $25860 $12.43 0.8
62 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $46440 $22.33 0.2
63 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $40040 $19.25 0.3
64 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 460 $61380 $29.51 0.7
65 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 450 $25570 $12.29 0.2
66 Security Guards 440 $26160 $12.58 0.7
67 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $58680 $28.21 0.3
68 Lawyers 410 $88600 $42.6 0.5
69 Computer User Support Specialists 400 $47010 $22.6 0.4
70 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 350 $65590 $31.53 0
71 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $37250 $17.91 0.1
72 Civil Engineers 340 $79280 $38.12 0.2
73 Loan Officers 330 $67230 $32.32 0.2
74 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 330 $28010 $13.47 0.6
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $64540 $31.03 0.3
76 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 320 $55700 $26.78 0.4
77 Dishwashers 320 $19520 $9.39 0.3
78 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $29720 $14.29 0.4
79 Medical Secretaries 310 $34240 $16.46 0.4
80 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $41460 $19.93 0.1
81 Billing and Posting Clerks 300 $36300 $17.45 0.35
82 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $38730 $18.62 0.2
83 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $72630 $34.92 0.3
84 Electricians 290 $57340 $27.57 0.4
85 Human Resources Specialists 280 $60380 $29.03 0.3
86 Recreation Workers 270 $24900 $11.97 0.3
87 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $32580 $15.66 0.3
88 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $58510 $28.13 0.45
89 Medical Assistants 270 $31780 $15.28 0.45
90 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $31210 $15.01 0.3
91 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 260 $57300 $27.55 0.2
92 Tire Repairers and Changers 260 $28470 $13.69 0.1
93 Tellers 250 $28030 $13.47 0.3
94 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $35490 $17.06 0.35
95 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $95610 $45.97 0.2
96 Parts Salespersons 240 $37580 $18.07 0.2
97 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $31600 $15.19 0.3
98 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $22150 $10.65 0.2
99 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 240 $39160 $18.83 0.1
100 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 240 $27660 $13.3 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Billings Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,640 86,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,550 13,810
Sales and Related Occupations 35,930 10,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,350 9,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,060 6,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,610 6,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,370 4,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,430 4,480
Retail Salespersons 26,830 3,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,020 3,680
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,360 3,520
Production Occupations 41,850 3,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,490 3,200
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,970 2,970
Management Occupations 97,220 2,700
Cashiers 21,570 2,450
Registered Nurses 67,110 2,140
Office Clerks, General 33,120 2,070
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,920 2,040
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,830 1,920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,450 1,730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,870 1,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,200 1,640
Waiters and Waitresses 22,150 1,560
Customer Service Representatives 30,790 1,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,010 1,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,730 1,450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,470 1,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,120 1,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,370 1,330
Protective Service Occupations 43,480 1,330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,600 1,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,120 1,180
Nursing Assistants 25,840 1,050
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,790 1,000
Cooks, Short Order 22,030 970
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,430 960
Carpenters 43,250 920
Construction Laborers 38,130 920
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,990 860
Personal Care Aides 22,880 830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,790 830
Cooks, Restaurant 22,410 830
General and Operations Managers 109,980 820
Food Preparation Workers 22,160 820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,180 720
Legal Occupations 75,320 700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,520 680
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,610 670
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40,270 640

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Billings, Montana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,640 86,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,550 13,810
Sales and Related Occupations 35,930 10,990
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,060 6,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,610 6,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,370 4,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,430 4,480
Retail Salespersons 26,830 3,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,020 3,680
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,360 3,520
Production Occupations 41,850 3,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,490 3,200
Management Occupations 97,220 2,700
Registered Nurses 67,110 2,140
Office Clerks, General 33,120 2,070
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,920 2,040
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,830 1,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,870 1,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,200 1,640
Customer Service Representatives 30,790 1,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,010 1,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,730 1,450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,470 1,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,120 1,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,370 1,330
Protective Service Occupations 43,480 1,330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,600 1,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,120 1,180
Nursing Assistants 25,840 1,050
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,790 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,430 960
Carpenters 43,250 920
Construction Laborers 38,130 920
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,990 860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,790 830
General and Operations Managers 109,980 820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,180 720
Legal Occupations 75,320 700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,520 680
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,610 670
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40,270 640
Accountants and Auditors 67,170 630
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 67,620 590
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,370 590
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 33,750 560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,280 540
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,300 530
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 47,790 490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,860 480
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 46,440 480

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