Research Salaries in Montana

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Teaching candidates who either are interested in launching their careers in Montana or are relocating to the state will undoubtedly want to find out what type of salary they can expect with their teaching certification in Montana. According to the National Education Association the average annual salary for a Montana certified teacher is $44,426 while the average starting salary is currently $24,685. These figures can vary based on the level of experience the teacher brings to the job and the specific locale in which they work. The level of students a teacher has also largely determines average salary; for example, elementary, middle, and high school teachers all earn slightly different averages.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the variations in teaching salaries, based on level and subject matter taught. In addition, these figures are compared with national averages to allow those in the process of becoming a teacher in Montana to see how a Montana salary ranks.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Montana Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $80,300 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $83,550 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $71,670 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $59,040 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $54,530 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $24,400 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $44,160 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $47,910 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $48,810 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $49,480 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $48,180 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $50,160 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $51,200 $39,370

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also allows aspiring teachers who have completed teaching requirements in Montana to compare teaching salaries in some of the largest cities in the state.

City Annual mean wage
Billings, MT $45,020
Great Falls, MT $36,800

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