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Blue Collar Pay Plan

The Blue Collar Pay Plan is a collectively bargained pay plan for organized trade and craft employees in Montana's executive branch (except the university system). The plan has remained essentially the same since it's inception in the 1970s. Placement on the 14-grade single rate pay plan is determined through collective bargaining using a comparative job evaluation system. The State Office of Labor Relations and bargaining agents negotiate the pay rates attached to the schedule biennially. If the parties reach settlement prior to the legislative session, those negotiated pay rates then become the basis for the proposed increases contained in the state employee pay bill.

Pay Schedules
Fiscal Years 2014 - 2015

Grade FY2014
B1 15.529 16.499
B2 15.991 16.961
B3 16.453 17.423
B4 16.915 17.885
B5 17.377 18.347
B6 17.839 18.809
B7 18.301 19.271
B8 18.764 19.734
B9 19.226 20.196
B10 19.688 20.658
B11 20.150 21.120
B12 20.612 21.582
B13 21.074 22.044
B14 21.536 22.506

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