Montana General Schedule Payscales
A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Montana. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 15.95% cost-of-living locality adjustment.
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Montana where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
|Billings||Civilian||893||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Malmstrom Air Force Base||Air Force||215||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
Montana Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Montana, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in Montana.
Common Occupations in Montana
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Medical Support Assistance||109||$39,117.00||$0.00|
This table lists the top two occupations held by the approximately 444 federal employees working in Montana, Montana, as well as average yearly compensation for Montana based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Montana
|Agency||Montana Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||109||$39,117.00||$0.00|
There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Montana. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 444 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Montana. The average federal employee in Montana earns $39,350 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Montana is Forestry Technician. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Montana is the Forest Service, which has total of 335 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Montana by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.