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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 57980 $39790 $19.13 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9750 $31710 $15.24 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6910 $34940 $16.8 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6630 $21860 $10.51 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3990 $69430 $33.38 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3290 $32190 $15.47 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3150 $41630 $20.01 6.15
8 Retail Salespersons 2490 $29680 $14.27 3.1
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2410 $23680 $11.39 4.1
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2390 $57150 $27.47 5.05
11 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2390 $26150 $12.57 3.7
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2340 $45370 $21.81 4.4
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2260 $39790 $19.13 3.8
14 Management Occupations 2030 $92060 $44.26 6.05
15 Office Clerks, General 1940 $27090 $13.02 2
16 Cashiers 1830 $21470 $10.32 2.25
17 Production Occupations 1820 $33200 $15.96 5.85
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1630 $20140 $9.68 2.15
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 1450 $35590 $17.11 1.65
20 Registered Nurses 1390 $65810 $31.64 1.9
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 1290 $28460 $13.68 3.05
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1250 $27750 $13.34 1.6
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1250 $61380 $29.51 2.8
24 Customer Service Representatives 1190 $29150 $14.01 1.75
25 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1130 $51230 $24.63 0.9
26 Waiters and Waitresses 1100 $20750 $9.98 1.6
27 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1080 $36060 $17.34 1.1
28 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1060 $38960 $18.73 1.7
29 Protective Service Occupations 950 $45000 $21.63 2.25
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 900 $30030 $14.44 1.6
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 810 $41880 $20.13 1
32 Personal Care Aides 740 $22490 $10.81 1.3
33 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 $61490 $29.56 1.65
34 General and Operations Managers 660 $101080 $48.6 1.4
35 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 650 $27440 $13.19 1.2
36 Substitute Teachers 640 $23100 $11.1 0
37 Legal Occupations 630 $67370 $32.39 0.8
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $20840 $10.02 1
39 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 570 $40990 $19.7 1.2
40 Food Preparation Workers 570 $20620 $9.91 0.6
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 $35480 $17.06 0.9
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 540 $55190 $26.54 1
43 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 540 $27000 $12.98 1.6
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $27990 $13.46 0.7
45 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $25220 $12.13 0.75
46 Cooks, Fast Food 530 $20860 $10.03 0.3
47 Nursing Assistants 510 $24160 $11.61 1.05
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 500 $35270 $16.96 0.6
49 Recreation Workers 470 $22590 $10.86 0.3
50 Construction Laborers 460 $40360 $19.4 0.8
51 Bartenders 460 $19850 $9.54 0.4
52 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $50180 $24.13 1
53 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $25620 $12.32 0.3
54 Childcare Workers 430 $19450 $9.35 0.8
55 Computer User Support Specialists 430 $45250 $21.76 0.4
56 Accountants and Auditors 410 $57850 $27.81 0.9
57 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $30600 $14.71 0.6
58 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $26430 $12.71 0.8
59 Forest and Conservation Technicians 380 $36700 $17.64 0
60 Medical Secretaries 370 $32290 $15.52 0.4
61 Lawyers 370 $81910 $39.38 0.5
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $39540 $19.01 0.5
63 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $61860 $29.74 0.7
64 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $33960 $16.33 0.2
65 Carpenters 330 $40850 $19.64 0.6
66 Dishwashers 320 $19260 $9.26 0.3
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $32410 $15.58 0.5
68 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $62660 $30.12 0.4
69 Security Guards 240 $25390 $12.21 0.7
70 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $20620 $9.91 0.2
71 Mental Health Counselors 230 $35440 $17.04 0.1
72 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $55220 $26.55 0.6
73 Electricians 230 $52190 $25.09 0.4
74 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $56920 $27.37 0.3
75 Cooks, Short Order 220 $23520 $11.31 0.1
76 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $23810 $11.45 0.2
77 Legal Secretaries 210 $30930 $14.87 0.1
78 Tellers 210 $24570 $11.81 0.3
79 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $19390 $9.32 0.3
80 Pharmacists 200 $99090 $47.64 0.2
81 Parts Salespersons 200 $29750 $14.3 0.2
82 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 $36330 $17.46 0.35
83 Human Resources Specialists 200 $46120 $22.17 0.3
84 Bakers 200 $26490 $12.74 0.1
85 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $23530 $11.31 0.3
86 Medical Assistants 200 $31170 $14.99 0.45
87 Dental Assistants 190 $32050 $15.41 0.2
88 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 190 $30740 $14.78 0.2
89 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $31140 $14.97 0.3
90 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $42860 $20.61 0.2
91 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $32390 $15.57 0.4
92 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $54750 $26.32 0.3
93 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $41830 $20.11 0.2
94 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $27700 $13.32 0.3
95 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 190 $215250 $103.48 0.2
96 Physical Therapists 180 $73830 $35.5 0.15
97 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 170 $36790 $17.69 0.6
98 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $21830 $10.49 0.2
99 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $50050 $24.06 0.2
100 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 160 $48340 $23.24 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Missoula Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,790 57,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,710 9,750
Sales and Related Occupations 34,940 6,910
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,860 6,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,430 3,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,190 3,290
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,630 3,150
Retail Salespersons 29,680 2,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,680 2,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,150 2,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,150 2,390
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,370 2,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,790 2,260
Management Occupations 92,060 2,030
Office Clerks, General 27,090 1,940
Cashiers 21,470 1,830
Production Occupations 33,200 1,820
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,140 1,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,590 1,450
Registered Nurses 65,810 1,390
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,460 1,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,750 1,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,380 1,250
Customer Service Representatives 29,150 1,190
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 51,230 1,130
Waiters and Waitresses 20,750 1,100
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,060 1,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,960 1,060
Protective Service Occupations 45,000 950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,030 900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,880 810
Personal Care Aides 22,490 740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,490 690
General and Operations Managers 101,080 660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,440 650
Substitute Teachers 23,100 640
Legal Occupations 67,370 630
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,840 600
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,990 570
Food Preparation Workers 20,620 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,480 540
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,190 540
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,000 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,990 540
Cooks, Restaurant 25,220 530
Cooks, Fast Food 20,860 530
Nursing Assistants 24,160 510
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,270 500
Recreation Workers 22,590 470
Construction Laborers 40,360 460

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,790 57,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,710 9,750
Sales and Related Occupations 34,940 6,910
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,430 3,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,190 3,290
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,630 3,150
Retail Salespersons 29,680 2,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,150 2,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,150 2,390
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,370 2,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,790 2,260
Management Occupations 92,060 2,030
Office Clerks, General 27,090 1,940
Production Occupations 33,200 1,820
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,590 1,450
Registered Nurses 65,810 1,390
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,460 1,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,750 1,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,380 1,250
Customer Service Representatives 29,150 1,190
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 51,230 1,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,060 1,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,960 1,060
Protective Service Occupations 45,000 950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,030 900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,880 810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,490 690
General and Operations Managers 101,080 660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,440 650
Legal Occupations 67,370 630
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,990 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,480 540
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,190 540
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,000 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,990 540
Cooks, Restaurant 25,220 530
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,270 500
Construction Laborers 40,360 460
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,180 450
Driver/Sales Workers 25,620 440
Computer User Support Specialists 45,250 430
Accountants and Auditors 57,850 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,600 400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,430 380
Forest and Conservation Technicians 36,700 380
Medical Secretaries 32,290 370
Lawyers 81,910 370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,540 360
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 61,860 360
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 33,960 330

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