Average salaries in Montana are not the highest in the nation and the best jobs tend to be concentrated in the largest cities. However, Montana’s economy is adding new industries to its traditional base of agriculture, energy, natural resources and tourism. The state is attracting tech, biotech and even aerospace companies to the mix. Montana is home to companies such as Conoco Phillips, the Union Pacific Railroad, Advanced Silicon Materials, the Montana Rail Link, the Stillwater Mining Company and many large hospitals and medical centers. The state is home to military installations like Malmstrom Air Force Base.
Tech employers in Montana
The state’s official website notes that “most high-tech jobs in Montana are in the communication and software services industries.” Some representative tech and biotech employers in the state include MSE Technology Applications, an aerospace industry company; Boeing; Oracle RightNow; BioScience Laboratories; industrial software provider Revelation Industries; ProPharma Group; and Omega Biologicals.
Employment Outlook and Salary Data
Employment for Information Security Analysts is expected to grow by a promising 22 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020. The state of Montana doesn’t currently report numbers on the state employment outlook for Information Security Analysts in the upcoming decade. The BLS projection includes information security analysts, computer network architects and web developers.
*Salary information, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Data includes Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.