If you've been feeling like your paycheck isn't nearly high enough, perhaps it's time for a career change. Let's find some jobs in Montana with the highest salary or really high per hour rates.

It goes without saying that not all of us are qualified for some high paying professional jobs - those that require extensive, specialized education for instance. And yes, to make big bucks you generally need some decent experience...but not always.

We found all of these high paying jobs in Montana through a simple search on Indeed.com with a pay rate of $35/hour or higher. Of course there are some important factors to consider when doing a search like this:

  • Depending on what town you live in, $35+/hour might not seem "gigantic". The cost of living is vastly different across Montana.
  • We simply tried to find the highest paying jobs available that weren't overtly niche.
  • Some of these jobs are incredibly demanding, even if they don't require countless years of college, etc. Because they're demanding, a person would be earning every dollar of that big paycheck.
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According to ZipRecruiter, Montana isn't exactly killing it when it comes to salaries, compared to other states. Pretty average, actually. Their numbers say that Montana has an average salary of $53,766, and an average hourly pay rate of $25.85. (Close neighbors Washington and Idaho have much higher numbers.)

As of Dec 20, 2023, the average hourly pay for an American in the United States is $28.16 an hour. While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $66.11 and as low as $7.93, the majority of American wages currently range between $15.87 (25th percentile) to $32.93 (75th percentile) across the United States.

You'll Never Believe The Gigantic Paychecks For These Montana Jobs

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