Alaska Oil and Gas Industry Occupations

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,030growth moderate, openings very high
Architects, Naval n/an/a
Architectural and Engineering Managers $13,404growth moderate, openings high
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,198growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Boiler Operators $6,173growth low, openings low
Brazers $5,799growth strong, openings very high
Building Inspectors $6,876growth moderate, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Carpenters $5,666growth moderate, openings very high
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,981growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $9,381growth low, openings low
Chemists $7,163growth moderate, openings low
Civil Engineers $9,171growth low, openings high
Clerks, Receiving $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Clerks, Traffic $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Clerks: Shipping, Receiving and Traffic $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Commercial Divers n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Compliance Officers $6,133growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers $8,873growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Construction and Building Inspectors $6,876growth moderate, openings high
Construction Equipment Operators, All Other $5,605growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Laborers $3,897growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Managers $10,188growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Trades Supervisors/Managers $8,018growth moderate, openings very high
Crane and Tower Operators $5,698growth moderate, openings low
Cutters $5,799growth strong, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance $4,037growth low, openings high
Distribution Managers $7,631growth low, openings moderate
Divers, Commercial n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Drill Operators: Rotary, Oil and Gas $6,429growth strong, openings moderate
Drivers: Truck, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer $4,392growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $7,038growth moderate, openings high
Electrical Engineers $9,651growth low, openings moderate
Electricians $6,618growth low, openings very high
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $8,232growth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Electrical and Electronic $7,038growth moderate, openings high
Engineering Technicians, Environmental $5,029growth strong, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $6,439growth low, openings high
Engineering Technicians, Industrial $7,427growth strong, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Mechanical $5,744growth strong, openings low
Engineers, All Other $10,111growth low, openings very high
Engineers, Chemical $9,381growth low, openings low
Engineers, Civil $9,171growth low, openings high
Engineers, Computer Hardware $8,873growth low, openings low
Engineers, Electrical $9,651growth low, openings moderate
Engineers, Environmental $9,842growth moderate, openings moderate
Engineers, Geological $9,718growth robust, openings low
Engineers, Industrial $9,830growth strong, openings low
Engineers, Marine n/an/a
Engineers, Materials n/agrowth strong, openings low
Engineers, Mechanical $10,868growth low, openings moderate
Engineers, Mining and Mining Safety $9,718growth robust, openings low
Engineers, Petroleum $12,221growth strong, openings high
Engineers, Sales $8,958growth moderate, openings low
Engineers, Ship $5,274growth moderate, openings moderate
Engineers, Stationary $6,173growth low, openings low
Engineers: Electronics, Except Computer $8,232growth low, openings low
Engineers: Health and Safety, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth strong, openings moderate
Engineers: Safety, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth strong, openings moderate
Environmental Engineering Technicians $5,029growth strong, openings low
Environmental Engineers $9,842growth moderate, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,173growth strong, openings high
Equipment Mechanics, Mobile Heavy, Except Engines $5,310growth moderate, openings very high
Equipment Operators: Construction , All Other $5,605growth moderate, openings very high
Extraction Workers Supervisors/Managers $8,018growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $5,948growth low, openings high
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Laborers, Hand $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Material Movers, Hand $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
Freight Movers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Gas Roustabouts $4,194growth strong, openings very high
Gas Service Unit Operators $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Gaugers $6,257growth low, openings high
General and Operations Managers $8,678growth moderate, openings very high
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $5,914growth strong, openings very high
Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,718growth robust, openings low
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $9,304growth moderate, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $4,363growth robust, openings high
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth strong, openings moderate
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,392growth moderate, openings very high
Hydrologists $7,873growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,427growth strong, openings low
Industrial Engineers $9,830growth strong, openings low
Inspectors, Building $6,876growth moderate, openings high
Inspectors, Construction and Building $6,876growth moderate, openings high
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $5,388growth strong, openings high
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers, nonagricultural $5,388growth strong, openings high
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $6,036growth low, openings very high
Installers, Fire Alarm Systems $4,978growth moderate, openings low
Installers, Security and Fire Alarm Systems $4,978growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
Laborers, Construction $3,897growth moderate, openings very high
Laborers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators $4,916growth low, openings high
Loaders, Ship n/agrowth low, openings high
Loaders, Tank Car n/agrowth low, openings high
Loaders, Truck n/agrowth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Machinists $4,283growth moderate, openings low
Maintenance and Installation Workers, All Other $6,036growth low, openings very high
Managers, All Other $8,806growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Construction $10,188growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Distribution $7,631growth low, openings moderate
Managers, Engineering $13,404growth moderate, openings high
Managers, General and Operations $8,678growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Operations $8,678growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Storage $7,631growth low, openings moderate
Mapper (see Cartographers and Photogrammetrists) $5,981growth low, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Marine Oilers $3,844growth moderate, openings very high
Material Movers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
Materials Engineers n/agrowth strong, openings low
Mates, Water Vessels $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,744growth strong, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $10,868growth low, openings moderate
Mechanics, Mobile Heavy Equipment, Except Engines $5,310growth moderate, openings very high
Meter Readers, Utilities $5,268growth low, openings low
Meterorologist (see Atmospheric and Space Scientists) $7,198growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,718growth robust, openings low
Mining Service Unit Operators $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $5,310growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Naval Architects n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,208growth moderate, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,515growth strong, openings low
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,030growth moderate, openings very high
Officers: Compliance, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation $6,133growth low, openings high
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators $6,429growth strong, openings moderate
Oil and Gas Roustabouts $4,194growth strong, openings very high
Oil Service Unit Operators $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $5,605growth moderate, openings very high
Operating Workers Supervisors/Managers $5,948growth low, openings high
Operations Manager $8,678growth moderate, openings very high
Operators, Boiler $6,173growth low, openings low
Operators, Construction Equipment, All Other $5,605growth moderate, openings very high
Operators, Crane $5,698growth moderate, openings low
Operators, Gas Service Unit $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System $4,916growth low, openings high
Operators, Mining Service Unit $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Oil Service Unit $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Petroleum Pump System $6,257growth low, openings high
Operators, Refinery $6,257growth low, openings high
Operators, Tower $5,698growth moderate, openings low
Operators, Water Waste Treatment Plant and System $4,916growth low, openings high
Operators: Rotary Drill, Oil and Gas $6,429growth strong, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Petroleum Engineers $12,221growth strong, openings high
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $6,257growth low, openings high
Petroleum Technicians $5,914growth strong, openings very high
Photogrammetrists $5,981growth low, openings low
Physical Science Technicians, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,371growth low, openings low
Physicists n/an/a
Pilots, Water Vessels $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Pipefitters $5,808growth low, openings very high
Plant Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment System $4,916growth low, openings high
Plant Operators, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment System $4,916growth low, openings high
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $5,808growth low, openings very high
Process Control Programmers n/an/a
Production Workers Supervisors/Managers $5,948growth low, openings high
Production Workers, All Other n/agrowth moderate, openings high
Programmers, Numerical Tool and Process Control n/an/a
Programmers, Process Control n/an/a
Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Pump Operators, Petroleum $6,257growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Receiving Clerks $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Refinery Operators, Petroleum $6,257growth low, openings high
Repair and Installation Workers, All Other $6,036growth low, openings very high
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $6,429growth strong, openings moderate
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas $4,194growth strong, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth strong, openings moderate
Safety Engineers, Mining $9,718growth robust, openings low
Safety Specialists, Occupational $7,208growth moderate, openings moderate
Safety Technicians, Occupational $5,515growth strong, openings low
Sailors and Marine Oilers $3,844growth moderate, openings very high
Sales Engineers $8,958growth moderate, openings low
Samplers, nonagricultural $5,388growth strong, openings high
Scientists, Atmospheric and Space $7,198growth low, openings low
Scientists, Space $7,198growth low, openings low
Scientists: Environmental, Including Health $7,173growth strong, openings high
Scientists: Physical, All Other $7,371growth low, openings low
Seafood Processing Workers Supervisors/Managers $5,948growth low, openings high
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $4,978growth moderate, openings low
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining $5,921growth strong, openings very high
Ship Engineers $5,274growth moderate, openings moderate
Ship Loaders n/agrowth low, openings high
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Solderers $5,799growth strong, openings very high
Sorters, nonagricultural $5,388growth strong, openings high
Space Scientists $7,198growth low, openings low
Specialists, Occupational Health and Safety $7,208growth moderate, openings moderate
Specialists: Environmental, Including Health $7,173growth strong, openings high
Specialists: Safety, Occupational $7,208growth moderate, openings moderate
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $6,173growth low, openings low
Steamfitters $5,808growth low, openings very high
Stock Movers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
Storage Managers $7,631growth low, openings moderate
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers $8,018growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $8,018growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Extraction Workers $8,018growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Hand Laborers $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Helpers, Hand Laborers and Material Movers $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Material Movers, Hand $4,712growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Operating Workers $5,948growth low, openings high
Supervisors/Managers: Production Workers $5,948growth low, openings high
Supervisors/Managers: Seafood Processing Workers $5,948growth low, openings high
System Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant $4,916growth low, openings high
System Operators, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant $4,916growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders n/agrowth low, openings high
Technicians, Electrical and Electronic Engineering $7,038growth moderate, openings high
Technicians, Electro-Mechanical n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Technicians, Environmental Engineering $5,029growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Geological $5,914growth strong, openings very high
Technicians, Industrial Engineering $7,427growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Mechanical Engineering $5,744growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Occupational Health and Safety $5,515growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Petroleum $5,914growth strong, openings very high
Technicians: Engineering, Except Drafters, All Other $6,439growth low, openings high
Technicians: Environmental Science and Protection, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Technicians: Life Science, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Technicians: Physical Science, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Technicians: Protection, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Technicians: Safety, Occupational $5,515growth strong, openings low
Technicians: Social Science, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Testers, nonagricultural $5,388growth strong, openings high
Topographer Mapper (see Cartographers and Photogrammetrists) $5,981growth low, openings low
Tower Operators $5,698growth moderate, openings low
Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,392growth moderate, openings very high
Traffic Clerks $3,268growth moderate, openings very high
Transportation Workers, All Other $3,284growth moderate, openings high
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $7,631growth low, openings moderate
Truck Loaders n/agrowth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Utility Meter Readers $5,268growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $4,916growth low, openings high
Water Vessel Captains, Mates and Pilots $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Water Vessel Mates $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Water Vessel Pilots $5,901growth strong, openings very high
Weather Forecaster (see Atmospheric and Space Scientists) $7,198growth low, openings low
Weighers, nonagricultural $5,388growth strong, openings high
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $5,799growth strong, openings very high

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