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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 2017 - 2019

 

Grade FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
  (Jan.15.2017) (Feb 15, 2018) (Feb 15, 2019)
       
B1 17.499 17.674 17.851
B2 17.961 18.141 18.322
B3 18.423 18.607 18.793
B4 18.885 19.074 19.265
B5 19.347 19.540 19.736
B6 19.809 20.007 20.207
B7 20.271 20.474 20.678
B8 20.734 20.941 21.151
B9 21.196 21.408 21.622
B10 21.658 21.875 22.093
B11 22.12 22.341 22.565
B12 22.582 22.808 23.036
B13 23.044 23.274 23.507
B14 23.506 23.741 23.978