How Much do Firefighters Make in Montana?

Do firefighters in Montana make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Montana firefighters?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Montana earn an average of $51,880 a year, equivalent to $24.94 an hour.

This is 5% less than firefighters nationwide, but it is 14% more than the typical Montana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Montana Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $36.99 $76,930
75th $31.70 $65,940
50th $25.27 $52,550
25th $19.30 $40,140
10th $9.95 $20,690
Montana Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Billings $24.63 $51,230
Great Falls $22.41 $46,620
Missoula $33.48 $69,640
Montana Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $24.94 $51,880
2018 $23.67 $49,230
2017 $23.46 $48,790
2016 $23.71 $49,310
2015 $22.62 $47,050
2014 $22.88 $47,580
2013 $20.35 $42,330
2012 $21.30 $44,300
2011 $19.96 $41,520