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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations35570$39,800$19.13100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5130$33,220$15.9714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4230$33,140$15.939.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3960$22,090$10.628.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2520$76,760$36.95.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations2470$34,060$16.376.05
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2220$33,260$15.996.55
8Construction and Extraction Occupations2150$46,360$22.294.45
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1800$43,700$21.013.8
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations1660$58,170$27.975.25
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1490$26,180$12.593.65
12Retail Salespersons1480$26,950$12.962.85
13Personal Care and Service Occupations1350$25,380$12.24.3
14Healthcare Support Occupations1210$27,840$13.383
15Cashiers1170$21,360$10.272.2
16Production Occupations1170$39,200$18.845.7
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food980$20,420$9.822.3
18Management Occupations900$85,810$41.256.15
19Substitute Teachers890$22,090$10.620
20Registered Nurses830$62,950$30.271.95
21Office Clerks, General740$31,550$15.171.9
22Protective Service Occupations730$43,520$20.922.2
23Community and Social Service Occupations640$38,670$18.591.65
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners620$26,320$12.661.55
25Construction Laborers610$39,980$19.220.8
26Waiters and Waitresses580$20,020$9.631.7
27Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks560$34,980$16.821.05
28Computer and Mathematical Occupations550$51,650$24.832.9
29Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers540$26,700$12.840.6
30Nursing Assistants540$26,980$12.971
31Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations510$39,740$19.11.8
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers510$39,190$18.841
33Personal Care Aides510$22,910$11.021.5
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers490$27,820$13.381.3
35Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners450$21,720$10.440.9
36Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive440$29,690$14.281.5
37Bartenders390$21,690$10.430.4
38Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand370$28,930$13.911.7
39Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators360$37,540$18.050.2
40Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers360$40,090$19.281.2
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General360$33,470$16.090.9
42Cooks, Restaurant350$23,440$11.270.8
43General and Operations Managers350$91,580$44.031.5
44First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers340$30,820$14.820.6
45Home Health Aides340$23,030$11.070.7
46Architecture and Engineering Occupations330$64,430$30.981.7
47Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers320$28,390$13.650.8
48Business Operations Specialists, All Other300$56,510$27.170.7
49Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products300$58,370$28.060.9
50Carpenters290$42,600$20.480.7
51Customer Service Representatives290$31,090$14.951.75
52First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers290$49,240$23.670.95
53Computer User Support Specialists270$36,330$17.470.4
54Legal Occupations270$77,780$37.40.8
55Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses260$46,280$22.250.5
56Childcare Workers250$22,040$10.590.8
57First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers250$64,240$30.880.4
58Medical Secretaries250$31,160$14.980.4
59Billing and Posting Clerks240$33,170$15.950.3
60Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$53,260$25.610.8
61Security Guards230$27,020$12.990.7
62Accountants and Auditors220$77,940$37.470.9
63Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics220$36,730$17.660.5
64Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters210$52,060$25.030.3
65Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education200$23,210$11.160.3
66Lawyers190$91,670$44.070.5
67Receptionists and Information Clerks190$26,340$12.670.7
68Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians180$54,790$26.340.1
69Tellers180$25,890$12.450.3
70Food Servers, Nonrestaurant170$23,460$11.280.2
71Cooks, Fast Food160$19,950$9.590.3
72First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors160$47,020$22.610
73Bill and Account Collectors140$30,530$14.680.2
74First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers140$62,970$30.270.3
75Parts Salespersons140$29,550$14.210.2
76Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment130$21,650$10.410.2
77Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers130$19,510$9.380.3
78Dishwashers130$21,240$10.210.3
79Electricians130$56,610$27.210.4
80Information and Record Clerks, All Other130$36,680$17.630.1
81Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria120$25,360$12.190.3
82Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks120$23,160$11.130.2
83Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators120$53,460$25.70.2
84Physicians and Surgeons, All Other120$246,360$118.440.25
85Recreation Workers120$24,220$11.640.25
86Human Resources Specialists110$52,110$25.050.35
87Legal Secretaries110$33,200$15.960.1
88Medical Records and Health Information Technicians110$33,650$16.180.1
89Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines110$58,470$28.110.1
90Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers110$57,670$27.730.4
91Bus Drivers, School or Special Client100$29,200$14.040.3
92Child, Family, and School Social Workers100$32,990$15.860.2
93Driver/Sales Workers100$43,010$20.680.3
94Pharmacy Technicians100$33,610$16.160.3
95Sheet Metal Workers100$51,720$24.870.1
96Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers100$48,110$23.130.3
97Civil Engineers90$68,410$32.890.2
98Cost Estimators90$58,180$27.970.1
99Counter and Rental Clerks90$30,600$14.710.3
100Dental Assistants90$37,430$180.2
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Jobs More Common Near Great Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,80035,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,2205,130
Sales and Related Occupations$33,1404,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,0903,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,7602,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$34,0602,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,2602,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,3602,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,7001,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,1701,660
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,1801,490
Retail Salespersons$26,9501,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3801,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,8401,210
Cashiers$21,3601,170
Production Occupations$39,2001,170
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,420980
Management Occupations$85,810900
Substitute Teachers$22,090890
Registered Nurses$62,950830
Office Clerks, General$31,550740
Protective Service Occupations$43,520730
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,670640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,320620
Construction Laborers$39,980610
Waiters and Waitresses$20,020580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,980560
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$51,650550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,700540
Nursing Assistants$26,980540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,740510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,190510
Personal Care Aides$22,910510
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,820490
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,720450
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,690440
Bartenders$21,690390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,930370
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators$37,540360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,090360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,470360
Cooks, Restaurant$23,440350
General and Operations Managers$91,580350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,820340
Home Health Aides$23,030340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,430330
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,390320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$56,510300
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,370300
Carpenters$42,600290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,80035,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,2205,130
Sales and Related Occupations$33,1404,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,7602,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$34,0602,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,2602,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,3602,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,7001,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,1701,660
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,1801,490
Retail Salespersons$26,9501,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3801,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,8401,210
Production Occupations$39,2001,170
Management Occupations$85,810900
Registered Nurses$62,950830
Office Clerks, General$31,550740
Protective Service Occupations$43,520730
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,670640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,320620
Construction Laborers$39,980610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,980560
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$51,650550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,700540
Nursing Assistants$26,980540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,740510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,190510
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,820490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,690440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,930370
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators$37,540360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,090360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,470360
General and Operations Managers$91,580350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,820340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,430330
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,390320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$56,510300
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,370300
Carpenters$42,600290
Customer Service Representatives$31,090290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,240290
Computer User Support Specialists$36,330270
Legal Occupations$77,780270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$46,280260
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$64,240250
Medical Secretaries$31,160250
Billing and Posting Clerks$33,170240
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,260240
Security Guards$27,020230

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