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Great Falls Employment

Employment and Industries in the Great Falls, 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 Great Falls than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Great Falls.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Great Falls.
  • A list of any large public companies in Great Falls.

Jobs in Great Falls

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 35760 $39840 $19.15 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5310 $32650 $15.7 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4340 $32160 $15.46 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3900 $22470 $10.8 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2650 $74900 $36.01 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2410 $35080 $16.87 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2050 $33080 $15.9 6.45
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2010 $46630 $22.42 4.4
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1950 $44400 $21.34 3.8
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1750 $54820 $26.36 5.05
11 Retail Salespersons 1610 $25230 $12.13 3.1
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1550 $24880 $11.96 3.7
13 Cashiers 1220 $21100 $10.14 2.25
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1200 $24400 $11.73 4.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1180 $26990 $12.98 3.05
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1050 $20100 $9.67 2.15
17 Production Occupations 1030 $38810 $18.66 5.85
18 Management Occupations 970 $87240 $41.94 6.05
19 Registered Nurses 860 $61020 $29.34 1.9
20 Substitute Teachers 800 $21570 $10.37 0
21 Office Clerks, General 730 $29840 $14.35 2
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 710 $36160 $17.38 1.65
23 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 $35380 $17.01 1.1
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 640 $25570 $12.3 1.6
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 630 $49520 $23.81 2.8
26 Protective Service Occupations 600 $46790 $22.5 2.25
27 Waiters and Waitresses 570 $22340 $10.74 1.6
28 Nursing Assistants 560 $25830 $12.42 1.05
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 550 $31020 $14.91 1.6
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 550 $35460 $17.05 1.7
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 $21290 $10.24 1
32 Construction Laborers 480 $39670 $19.07 0.8
33 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $29610 $14.23 1.6
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 450 $37030 $17.8 1
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 430 $25710 $12.36 0.6
36 Bartenders 420 $21330 $10.26 0.4
37 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 410 $27640 $13.29 1.2
38 Personal Care Aides 390 $22080 $10.62 1.3
39 Customer Service Representatives 380 $27740 $13.34 1.75
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 360 $34410 $16.55 0.9
41 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 360 $39160 $18.83 1.2
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $34210 $16.45 0.6
43 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 350 $65060 $31.28 1.65
44 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 340 $35870 $17.25 0.2
45 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 330 $52730 $25.35 0.7
46 General and Operations Managers 330 $90670 $43.59 1.4
47 Home Health Aides 330 $22490 $10.81 0.7
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $59970 $28.83 1
49 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $42780 $20.57 0.5
50 Computer User Support Specialists 290 $34230 $16.45 0.4
51 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 290 $50930 $24.49 1
52 Carpenters 280 $43270 $20.8 0.6
53 Legal Occupations 280 $98430 $47.32 0.8
54 Childcare Workers 270 $21960 $10.56 0.8
55 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 270 $59180 $28.45 0.9
56 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $25650 $12.33 0.8
57 Cooks, Restaurant 250 $23210 $11.16 0.75
58 Food Preparation Workers 240 $20780 $9.99 0.6
59 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $61210 $29.43 0.4
60 Medical Secretaries 220 $31060 $14.93 0.4
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $34270 $16.48 0.5
62 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 $26230 $12.61 0.7
63 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $24950 $12 0.3
64 Accountants and Auditors 210 $66110 $31.79 0.9
65 Cooks, Fast Food 200 $19020 $9.14 0.3
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $54910 $26.4 0.3
67 Billing and Posting Clerks 190 $32440 $15.6 0.35
68 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $68230 $32.8 0.3
69 Tellers 180 $25050 $12.04 0.3
70 Lawyers 170 $136220 $65.49 0.5
71 Electricians 170 $56310 $27.07 0.4
72 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 170 $50620 $24.33 0.1
73 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $50510 $24.28 0.3
74 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $23070 $11.09 0.2
75 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $51730 $24.87 0.1
76 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $23330 $11.22 0.2
77 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $53180 $25.57 0.2
78 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $37430 $18 0.3
79 Dishwashers 140 $19500 $9.38 0.3
80 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $36310 $17.46 0.1
81 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $24670 $11.86 0.3
82 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 120 $56310 $27.07 0.45
83 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $29750 $14.3 0.25
84 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $29280 $14.08 0.2
85 Legal Secretaries 110 $35640 $17.14 0.1
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $23220 $11.16 0.2
87 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 $255930 $123.04 0.2
88 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $22450 $10.79 0.3
89 Human Resources Specialists 110 $48980 $23.55 0.3
90 Parts Salespersons 110 $30490 $14.66 0.2
91 Dental Assistants 100 $33910 $16.3 0.2
92 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 100 $34150 $16.42 0.4
93 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 100 $27630 $13.28 0.3
94 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $55920 $26.88 0.2
95 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $62080 $29.85 0.2
96 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $32620 $15.68 0.25
97 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 100 $67750 $32.57 0.4
98 Pharmacists 100 $110150 $52.96 0.2
99 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $29720 $14.29 0.2
100 Training and Development Specialists 90 $54990 $26.44 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Great Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,840 35,760
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,650 5,310
Sales and Related Occupations 32,160 4,340
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,470 3,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,900 2,650
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 35,080 2,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,080 2,050
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,630 2,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,400 1,950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,820 1,750
Retail Salespersons 25,230 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,880 1,550
Cashiers 21,100 1,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,400 1,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 1,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,100 1,050
Production Occupations 38,810 1,030
Management Occupations 87,240 970
Registered Nurses 61,020 860
Substitute Teachers 21,570 800
Office Clerks, General 29,840 730
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,160 710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,380 680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,570 640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 49,520 630
Protective Service Occupations 46,790 600
Waiters and Waitresses 22,340 570
Nursing Assistants 25,830 560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,020 550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,460 550
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,290 480
Construction Laborers 39,670 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,610 450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,030 450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,710 430
Bartenders 21,330 420
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,640 410
Personal Care Aides 22,080 390
Customer Service Representatives 27,740 380
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,410 360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,160 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,210 350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,060 350
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 35,870 340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 52,730 330
General and Operations Managers 90,670 330
Home Health Aides 22,490 330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,970 320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,780 300
Computer User Support Specialists 34,230 290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,840 35,760
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,650 5,310
Sales and Related Occupations 32,160 4,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,900 2,650
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 35,080 2,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,080 2,050
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,630 2,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,400 1,950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,820 1,750
Retail Salespersons 25,230 1,610
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 1,180
Production Occupations 38,810 1,030
Management Occupations 87,240 970
Registered Nurses 61,020 860
Office Clerks, General 29,840 730
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,160 710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,380 680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,570 640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 49,520 630
Protective Service Occupations 46,790 600
Nursing Assistants 25,830 560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,020 550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,460 550
Construction Laborers 39,670 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,610 450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,030 450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,710 430
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,640 410
Customer Service Representatives 27,740 380
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,410 360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,160 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,210 350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,060 350
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 35,870 340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 52,730 330
General and Operations Managers 90,670 330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,970 320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,780 300
Computer User Support Specialists 34,230 290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,930 290
Carpenters 43,270 280
Legal Occupations 98,430 280
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,180 270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,650 260
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 61,210 220
Medical Secretaries 31,060 220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,270 220
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,230 220
Accountants and Auditors 66,110 210
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 54,910 200

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