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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 - 2017

 

Grade FY2014
(1-Jul-14)
FY2015
(1-Jul-15)
FY2016
(Jan.15.2016)
FY2017
(Jan.15.2017)
         
B1 15.529 16.499 16.999 17.499
B2 15.991 16.961 17.461 17.961
B3 16.453 17.423 17.923 18.423
B4 16.915 17.885 18.385 18.885
B5 17.377 18.347 18.847 19.347
B6 17.839 18.809 19.309 19.809
B7 18.301 19.271 19.771 20.271
B8 18.764 19.734 20.234 20.734
B9 19.226 20.196 20.696 21.196
B10 19.688 20.658 21.158 21.658
B11 20.150 21.120 21.620 22.120
B12 20.612 21.582 22.082 22.582
B13 21.074 22.044 22.544 23.044
B14 21.536 22.506 23.006 23.506