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Fire Science Schools In Montana

In Montana, there are 3 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Montana, which encompasses fire science training at the fire science associates degree level.


  1. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology

    3803 Central Ave, Billings, Montana 59102-9856

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  2. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

    2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, Montana 59405

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  3. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

    1115 N Roberts Street, Helena, Montana 59601

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Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Montana 520
National 154,160

Approximately 0% of the country's fire science professionals work in Montana state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Montana

270 480 440 520 520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fire science professionals is growing in Montana. In 2010 there were 250 more fire science professionals working in Montana than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 93%. This growth is faster than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Montana

$45,025 $49,300 $52,013 $47,603 $45,487
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to fire science professionals are increasing in Montana. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $45,025 per year, and in 2010 they made $45,487 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Montana

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Thus, fire science professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 164% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in Montana.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Montana

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Montana, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Montana


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fire science schools in Montana is increasing. In 2006, 20 students graduated from fire science courses in Montana. And in 2010, 22 students graduated.

Thus there was a 10% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Montana. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Montana

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