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Missoula Employment

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

Jobs in Missoula

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations59580$40,430$19.44100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9960$33,070$15.914.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7000$22,140$10.648.55
4Sales and Related Occupations6670$33,750$16.239.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4070$69,090$33.225.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3340$33,640$16.176.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3250$43,020$20.686.05
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations2610$59,540$28.635.25
9Retail Salespersons2570$26,010$12.512.85
10Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2540$26,030$12.513.65
11Construction and Extraction Occupations2460$46,780$22.494.45
12Personal Care and Service Occupations2400$24,080$11.584.3
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2350$41,780$20.083.8
14Office Clerks, General2090$28,870$13.881.9
15Management Occupations1970$92,720$44.586.15
16Production Occupations1790$34,720$16.695.7
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1730$20,630$9.922.3
18Cashiers1650$21,890$10.532.2
19Healthcare Support Occupations1590$29,130$143
20Registered Nurses1380$66,430$31.941.95
21Computer and Mathematical Occupations1310$58,020$27.92.9
22Community and Social Service Occupations1300$37,080$17.831.65
23Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1270$28,540$13.721.55
24Waiters and Waitresses1210$19,710$9.481.7
25Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1210$40,320$19.391.8
26Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1140$50,010$24.040.8
27Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1100$36,110$17.361.05
28Customer Service Representatives1040$34,890$16.771.75
29Protective Service Occupations990$49,720$23.92.2
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive870$31,450$15.121.5
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations850$64,260$30.891.7
32Cooks, Restaurant780$24,410$11.740.8
33Nursing Assistants770$25,740$12.381
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers770$27,980$13.451.3
35Substitute Teachers690$23,480$11.290
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers690$39,890$19.181
37General and Operations Managers670$99,040$47.621.5
38Legal Occupations650$69,090$33.220.8
39Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products620$51,930$24.960.9
40Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners610$21,070$10.130.9
41Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers610$43,850$21.081.2
42Food Preparation Workers580$21,030$10.110.6
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General580$37,740$18.150.9
44Personal Care Aides580$23,260$11.181.5
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers560$35,800$17.210.6
46First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers540$50,090$24.080.95
47Construction Laborers520$40,350$19.40.8
48Childcare Workers520$20,040$9.640.8
49First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers520$30,960$14.880.6
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers520$24,450$11.750.8
51Computer User Support Specialists500$44,200$21.250.4
52Bartenders490$20,460$9.830.4
53Receptionists and Information Clerks470$27,900$13.410.7
54Medical Secretaries460$31,230$15.020.4
55Driver/Sales Workers450$27,680$13.310.3
56Accountants and Auditors440$64,670$31.090.9
57Cooks, Fast Food430$21,050$10.120.3
58Recreation Workers420$22,630$10.880.25
59Carpenters410$43,380$20.860.7
60Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand400$27,640$13.291.7
61Lawyers400$81,190$39.030.5
62Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses400$41,070$19.740.5
63Forest and Conservation Technicians400$37,020$17.80
64Business Operations Specialists, All Other380$64,100$30.820.7
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics350$34,510$16.590.5
66Child, Family, and School Social Workers330$33,430$16.070.2
67Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors300$39,510$190
68Dishwashers290$20,160$9.690.3
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers260$63,340$30.450.4
70Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment250$24,180$11.620.2
71Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters240$58,420$28.090.3
72Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks230$20,860$10.030.2
73Human Resources Specialists220$46,120$22.170.35
74Legal Secretaries210$32,500$15.630.1
75Tellers210$26,050$12.530.3
76Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors210$35,280$16.960.2
77Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$53,170$25.560.6
78First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers210$61,710$29.670.3
79Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria200$27,020$12.990.3
80Electricians200$54,840$26.360.4
81Bakers190$27,470$13.210.1
82Pharmacists190$99,610$47.890.2
83Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists190$52,280$25.130.4
84Dental Assistants190$34,970$16.810.2
85Security Guards190$26,030$12.510.7
86Billing and Posting Clerks190$36,190$17.40.3
87Paralegals and Legal Assistants190$46,330$22.270.2
88Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators180$50,490$24.280.2
89Packers and Packagers, Hand180$25,300$12.170.45
90Counter and Rental Clerks180$31,020$14.910.3
91Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks180$32,240$15.50.4
92Cooks, Short Order180$24,720$11.890.1
93Food Servers, Nonrestaurant180$22,850$10.990.2
94First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers170$47,840$230.4
95First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors170$56,640$27.230
96Civil Engineers170$76,620$36.840.2
97Medical Assistants170$32,600$15.670.45
98Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators160$47,420$22.80.2
99Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop160$19,200$9.230.3
100Physical Therapists160$72,760$34.980.2
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Jobs More Common Near Missoula Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,43059,580
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,0709,960
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,1407,000
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7506,670
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,0904,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,6403,340
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,0203,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,5402,610
Retail Salespersons$26,0102,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,0302,540
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,7802,460
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,0802,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,7802,350
Office Clerks, General$28,8702,090
Management Occupations$92,7201,970
Production Occupations$34,7201,790
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,6301,730
Cashiers$21,8901,650
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,1301,590
Registered Nurses$66,4301,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,0201,310
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,0801,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,5401,270
Waiters and Waitresses$19,7101,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,3201,210
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$50,0101,140
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1101,100
Customer Service Representatives$34,8901,040
Protective Service Occupations$49,720990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,450870
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,260850
Cooks, Restaurant$24,410780
Nursing Assistants$25,740770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,980770
Substitute Teachers$23,480690
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,890690
General and Operations Managers$99,040670
Legal Occupations$69,090650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$51,930620
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,070610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,850610
Food Preparation Workers$21,030580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,740580
Personal Care Aides$23,260580
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,800560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,090540
Construction Laborers$40,350520
Childcare Workers$20,040520
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,960520
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,450520

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,43059,580
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,0709,960
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7506,670
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,0904,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,6403,340
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,0203,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,5402,610
Retail Salespersons$26,0102,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,0302,540
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,7802,460
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,7802,350
Office Clerks, General$28,8702,090
Management Occupations$92,7201,970
Production Occupations$34,7201,790
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,1301,590
Registered Nurses$66,4301,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,0201,310
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,0801,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,5401,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,3201,210
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$50,0101,140
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1101,100
Customer Service Representatives$34,8901,040
Protective Service Occupations$49,720990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,450870
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,260850
Nursing Assistants$25,740770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,980770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,890690
General and Operations Managers$99,040670
Legal Occupations$69,090650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$51,930620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,850610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,740580
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,800560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,090540
Construction Laborers$40,350520
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,960520
Computer User Support Specialists$44,200500
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,900470
Medical Secretaries$31,230460
Driver/Sales Workers$27,680450
Accountants and Auditors$64,670440
Carpenters$43,380410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,640400
Lawyers$81,190400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,070400
Forest and Conservation Technicians$37,020400
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,100380
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$34,510350

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