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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations86350$45,390$21.82100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12620$35,360$1714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations10790$37,660$18.19.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9220$23,390$11.258.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6800$81,910$39.385.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6400$39,320$18.916.55
7Construction and Extraction Occupations5120$51,030$24.544.45
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4480$45,240$21.753.8
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations3780$46,190$22.216.05
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations3600$65,170$31.335.25
11Retail Salespersons3550$27,370$13.162.85
12Production Occupations3270$43,550$20.945.7
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3220$31,380$15.093.65
14Personal Care and Service Occupations2980$25,320$12.174.3
15Management Occupations2800$98,920$47.566.15
16Cashiers2460$22,440$10.792.2
17Registered Nurses2460$69,540$33.431.95
18Healthcare Support Occupations2310$30,420$14.633
19Office Clerks, General2000$34,100$16.41.9
20Community and Social Service Occupations1850$40,070$19.271.65
21Waiters and Waitresses1820$21,420$10.31.7
22Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1770$22,630$10.882.3
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations1720$77,730$37.371.7
24Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1720$55,170$26.520.9
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1640$45,710$21.981.2
26Computer and Mathematical Occupations1590$64,260$30.892.9
27Protective Service Occupations1370$44,560$21.422.2
28Customer Service Representatives1300$31,440$15.121.75
29Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1290$30,330$14.581.7
30Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1250$37,090$17.831.05
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1180$33,260$15.991.5
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1170$29,760$14.311.55
33Nursing Assistants1160$26,430$12.711
34Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1140$31,030$14.920.9
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1110$26,080$12.541.3
36Cooks, Restaurant930$24,470$11.770.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers910$45,020$21.641
38Carpenters900$44,990$21.630.7
39General and Operations Managers890$106,010$50.971.5
40Personal Care Aides890$23,390$11.241.5
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers870$57,860$27.820.95
42Food Preparation Workers800$22,760$10.940.6
43Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations800$61,860$29.740.8
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations780$36,910$17.751.8
45Construction Laborers780$39,030$18.760.8
46Bartenders750$20,800$100.4
47First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers710$33,410$16.060.6
48Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics690$40,490$19.470.5
49Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers690$38,030$18.280.6
50Accountants and Auditors670$68,730$33.040.9
51Maintenance and Repair Workers, General670$37,460$18.010.9
52Legal Occupations660$75,270$36.190.8
53Childcare Workers600$22,610$10.870.8
54Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters570$66,580$32.010.3
55Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses520$42,220$20.30.5
56Receptionists and Information Clerks510$28,370$13.640.7
57First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers500$74,460$35.80.4
58Computer User Support Specialists490$48,630$23.380.4
59Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators490$50,730$24.390.2
60Business Operations Specialists, All Other450$64,240$30.890.7
61Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment450$25,870$12.440.2
62Dishwashers450$20,730$9.970.3
63Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers450$30,240$14.540.8
64Sales Representatives, Services, All Other440$47,570$22.870.6
65Medical Secretaries430$34,030$16.360.4
66First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers420$63,660$30.60.3
67Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers420$40,310$19.380.3
68Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers410$68,350$32.860
69Security Guards400$27,080$13.020.7
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors380$62,980$30.280
71Electricians370$63,440$30.50.4
72Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers360$32,050$15.410
73Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks330$32,550$15.650.4
74Child, Family, and School Social Workers320$38,350$18.440.2
75Human Resources Specialists320$63,290$30.430.35
76Lawyers320$100,380$48.260.5
77Civil Engineers310$78,600$37.790.2
78Loan Officers310$69,130$33.240.2
79Tellers310$29,170$14.020.3
80Counter and Rental Clerks300$34,060$16.370.3
81Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators300$38,640$18.580.35
82Medical Records and Health Information Technicians300$45,610$21.930.1
83Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers300$58,950$28.340.4
84Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks290$20,810$10.010.2
85Medical Assistants290$33,260$15.990.45
86Physicians and Surgeons, All Other290$258,740$124.390.25
87First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers280$69,450$33.390.3
88Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop280$20,480$9.850.3
89Information and Record Clerks, All Other270$37,040$17.810.1
90Medical and Health Services Managers270$104,640$50.310.25
91Parts Salespersons270$39,330$18.910.2
92Social and Human Service Assistants270$31,360$15.080.25
93Dental Assistants260$40,900$19.660.2
94First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers260$60,470$29.070.4
95Insurance Sales Agents260$90,310$43.420.3
96Billing and Posting Clerks240$33,170$15.950.3
97Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists240$50,990$24.520.2
98Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers240$56,700$27.260.2
99Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers240$37,230$17.90.1
100Pharmacists240$125,180$60.180.2
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Jobs More Common Near Billings Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,39086,350
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,36012,620
Sales and Related Occupations$37,66010,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,3909,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,9106,800
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,3206,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,0305,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2404,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,1903,780
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,1703,600
Retail Salespersons$27,3703,550
Production Occupations$43,5503,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,3803,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3202,980
Management Occupations$98,9202,800
Cashiers$22,4402,460
Registered Nurses$69,5402,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4202,310
Office Clerks, General$34,1002,000
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,0701,850
Waiters and Waitresses$21,4201,820
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,6301,770
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,7301,720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,1701,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7101,640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,2601,590
Protective Service Occupations$44,5601,370
Customer Service Representatives$31,4401,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,3301,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,0901,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2601,180
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,7601,170
Nursing Assistants$26,4301,160
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,0301,140
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,0801,110
Cooks, Restaurant$24,470930
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,020910
Carpenters$44,990900
General and Operations Managers$106,010890
Personal Care Aides$23,390890
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,860870
Food Preparation Workers$22,760800
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$61,860800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$36,910780
Construction Laborers$39,030780
Bartenders$20,800750
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,410710
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,490690
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,030690
Accountants and Auditors$68,730670

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,39086,350
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,36012,620
Sales and Related Occupations$37,66010,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,9106,800
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,3206,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,0305,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2404,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,1903,780
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,1703,600
Retail Salespersons$27,3703,550
Production Occupations$43,5503,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,3803,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3202,980
Management Occupations$98,9202,800
Registered Nurses$69,5402,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4202,310
Office Clerks, General$34,1002,000
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,0701,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,7301,720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,1701,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7101,640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,2601,590
Protective Service Occupations$44,5601,370
Customer Service Representatives$31,4401,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,3301,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,0901,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2601,180
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,7601,170
Nursing Assistants$26,4301,160
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,0301,140
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,0801,110
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,020910
Carpenters$44,990900
General and Operations Managers$106,010890
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,860870
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$61,860800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$36,910780
Construction Laborers$39,030780
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,410710
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,490690
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,030690
Accountants and Auditors$68,730670
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,460670
Legal Occupations$75,270660
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$66,580570
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,220520
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,370510
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$74,460500
Computer User Support Specialists$48,630490
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$50,730490

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