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Want to work in Montana as an Engineer? Read this first!

4.5% Jobs Projection
$81,600 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Montana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Engineers in Montana is growing slower than average.

  • Engineers in Montana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineers Work in Montana?

There were approximately 210 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 190 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Montana has fewer Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Montana

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.


Montana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 230 jobs for Montana Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in Montana?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $55,360 to $95,370 with $81,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.62 to $45.85. The median hourly rate was $39.23.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.77 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.46.

The median salary in Montana is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top States for Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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