Research Salaries in Montana

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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Carroll College

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1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59625-0002
(406) 447-4300

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate

Montana State University

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Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-0211

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Montana State University-Billings

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1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101-0298
(406) 657-2011

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Montana State University-Northern

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300 W 11th St
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-3700

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Rocky Mountain College

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1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102-1796
(406) 657-1000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Salish Kootenai College

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58138 US Highway 93
Pablo, MT 59855
(406) 275-4800

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate

Stone Child College

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8294 Upper Box Elder Road
Box Elder, MT 59521-9796
(406) 395-4313 Ext: 264

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The University of Montana-Western

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710 S Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725-3598
(406) 683-7011

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

University of Great Falls

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1301 Twentieth St S
Great Falls, MT 59405-4996
(406) 761-8210

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
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