Alaska Oil and Gas Industry Occupations

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,174growth moderate, openings very high
Architects, Naval n/an/a
Architectural and Engineering Managers $12,614growth moderate, openings high
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,464growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Boiler Operators $5,527growth low, openings low
Brazers $5,729growth strong, openings very high
Building Inspectors $5,832growth moderate, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Carpenters $5,314growth moderate, openings very high
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,458growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $10,416growth low, openings low
Chemists $6,918growth moderate, openings low
Civil Engineers $8,197growth low, openings high
Clerks, Receiving $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Clerks, Traffic $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Clerks: Shipping, Receiving and Traffic $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Commercial Divers n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Compliance Officers $5,956growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers $7,502growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Construction and Building Inspectors $5,832growth moderate, openings high
Construction Equipment Operators, All Other $5,263growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Laborers $3,745growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Managers $9,579growth moderate, openings very high
Construction Trades Supervisors/Managers $7,034growth moderate, openings very high
Crane and Tower Operators $5,665growth moderate, openings low
Cutters $5,729growth strong, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance $3,833growth low, openings high
Distribution Managers $7,500growth low, openings moderate
Divers, Commercial n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Drill Operators: Rotary, Oil and Gas $6,342growth strong, openings moderate
Drivers: Truck, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer $4,453growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $6,130growth moderate, openings high
Electrical Engineers $8,938growth low, openings moderate
Electricians $6,234growth low, openings very high
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $8,912growth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Electrical and Electronic $6,130growth moderate, openings high
Engineering Technicians, Environmental $4,488growth strong, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $5,852growth low, openings high
Engineering Technicians, Industrial $7,383growth strong, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Mechanical $5,458growth strong, openings low
Engineers, All Other $10,163growth low, openings very high
Engineers, Chemical $10,416growth low, openings low
Engineers, Civil $8,197growth low, openings high
Engineers, Computer Hardware $7,502growth low, openings low
Engineers, Electrical $8,938growth low, openings moderate
Engineers, Environmental $8,134growth moderate, openings moderate
Engineers, Geological $10,383growth robust, openings low
Engineers, Industrial $9,068growth strong, openings low
Engineers, Marine n/an/a
Engineers, Materials n/agrowth strong, openings low
Engineers, Mechanical n/agrowth low, openings moderate
Engineers, Mining and Mining Safety $10,383growth robust, openings low
Engineers, Petroleum $13,362growth strong, openings high
Engineers, Sales $8,350growth moderate, openings low
Engineers, Ship $5,437growth moderate, openings moderate
Engineers, Stationary $5,527growth low, openings low
Engineers: Electronics, Except Computer $8,912growth low, openings low
Engineers: Health and Safety, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,025growth strong, openings moderate
Engineers: Safety, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,025growth strong, openings moderate
Environmental Engineering Technicians $4,488growth strong, openings low
Environmental Engineers $8,134growth moderate, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $3,549growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $5,774growth strong, openings high
Equipment Mechanics, Mobile Heavy, Except Engines $5,233growth moderate, openings very high
Equipment Operators: Construction , All Other $5,263growth moderate, openings very high
Extraction Workers Supervisors/Managers $7,034growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $6,439growth low, openings high
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Laborers, Hand $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Material Movers, Hand $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
Freight Movers, Hand $2,727growth low, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Gas Roustabouts $4,031growth strong, openings very high
Gas Service Unit Operators $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Gaugers $6,121growth low, openings high
General and Operations Managers $8,518growth moderate, openings very high
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $4,813growth strong, openings very high
Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $10,383growth robust, openings low
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $10,013growth moderate, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $5,218growth robust, openings high
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,025growth strong, openings moderate
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,453growth moderate, openings very high
Hydrologists $6,763growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,383growth strong, openings low
Industrial Engineers $9,068growth strong, openings low
Inspectors, Building $5,832growth moderate, openings high
Inspectors, Construction and Building $5,832growth moderate, openings high
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $5,528growth strong, openings high
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers, nonagricultural $5,528growth strong, openings high
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $5,329growth low, openings very high
Installers, Fire Alarm Systems $4,471growth moderate, openings low
Installers, Security and Fire Alarm Systems $4,471growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $2,727growth low, openings very high
Laborers, Construction $3,745growth moderate, openings very high
Laborers, Hand $2,727growth low, openings very high
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators $4,774growth low, openings high
Loaders, Ship $3,762growth low, openings high
Loaders, Tank Car $3,762growth low, openings high
Loaders, Truck $3,762growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Machinists $4,834growth moderate, openings low
Maintenance and Installation Workers, All Other $5,329growth low, openings very high
Managers, All Other $8,521growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Construction $9,579growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Distribution $7,500growth low, openings moderate
Managers, Engineering $12,614growth moderate, openings high
Managers, General and Operations $8,518growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Operations $8,518growth moderate, openings very high
Managers, Storage $7,500growth low, openings moderate
Mapper (see Cartographers and Photogrammetrists) $5,458growth low, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Marine Oilers $3,908growth moderate, openings very high
Material Movers, Hand $2,727growth low, openings very high
Materials Engineers n/agrowth strong, openings low
Mates, Water Vessels $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,458growth strong, openings low
Mechanical Engineers n/agrowth low, openings moderate
Mechanics, Mobile Heavy Equipment, Except Engines $5,233growth moderate, openings very high
Meter Readers, Utilities $4,194growth low, openings low
Meterorologist (see Atmospheric and Space Scientists) $7,464growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $10,383growth robust, openings low
Mining Service Unit Operators $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $5,233growth moderate, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Naval Architects n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $6,143growth moderate, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,501growth strong, openings low
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,174growth moderate, openings very high
Officers: Compliance, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation $5,956growth low, openings high
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators $6,342growth strong, openings moderate
Oil and Gas Roustabouts $4,031growth strong, openings very high
Oil Service Unit Operators $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $5,263growth moderate, openings very high
Operating Workers Supervisors/Managers $6,439growth low, openings high
Operations Manager $8,518growth moderate, openings very high
Operators, Boiler $5,527growth low, openings low
Operators, Construction Equipment, All Other $5,263growth moderate, openings very high
Operators, Crane $5,665growth moderate, openings low
Operators, Gas Service Unit $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System $4,774growth low, openings high
Operators, Mining Service Unit $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Oil Service Unit $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Operators, Petroleum Pump System $6,121growth low, openings high
Operators, Refinery $6,121growth low, openings high
Operators, Tower $5,665growth moderate, openings low
Operators, Water Waste Treatment Plant and System $4,774growth low, openings high
Operators: Rotary Drill, Oil and Gas $6,342growth strong, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Petroleum Engineers $13,362growth strong, openings high
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $6,121growth low, openings high
Petroleum Technicians $4,813growth strong, openings very high
Photogrammetrists $5,458growth low, openings low
Physical Science Technicians, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $6,403growth low, openings low
Physicists n/an/a
Pilots, Water Vessels $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Pipefitters $5,992growth low, openings very high
Plant Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment System $4,774growth low, openings high
Plant Operators, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment System $4,774growth low, openings high
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $5,992growth low, openings very high
Process Control Programmers n/an/a
Production Workers Supervisors/Managers $6,439growth 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 $3,549growth low, openings moderate
Pump Operators, Petroleum $6,121growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Receiving Clerks $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Refinery Operators, Petroleum $6,121growth low, openings high
Repair and Installation Workers, All Other $5,329growth low, openings very high
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $6,342growth strong, openings moderate
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas $4,031growth strong, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,025growth strong, openings moderate
Safety Engineers, Mining $10,383growth robust, openings low
Safety Specialists, Occupational $6,143growth moderate, openings moderate
Safety Technicians, Occupational $5,501growth strong, openings low
Sailors and Marine Oilers $3,908growth moderate, openings very high
Sales Engineers $8,350growth moderate, openings low
Samplers, nonagricultural $5,528growth strong, openings high
Scientists, Atmospheric and Space $7,464growth low, openings low
Scientists, Space $7,464growth low, openings low
Scientists: Environmental, Including Health $5,774growth strong, openings high
Scientists: Physical, All Other $6,403growth low, openings low
Seafood Processing Workers Supervisors/Managers $6,439growth low, openings high
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $4,471growth moderate, openings low
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining $4,860growth strong, openings very high
Ship Engineers $5,437growth moderate, openings moderate
Ship Loaders $3,762growth low, openings high
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Social Science Technicians, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Solderers $5,729growth strong, openings very high
Sorters, nonagricultural $5,528growth strong, openings high
Space Scientists $7,464growth low, openings low
Specialists, Occupational Health and Safety $6,143growth moderate, openings moderate
Specialists: Environmental, Including Health $5,774growth strong, openings high
Specialists: Safety, Occupational $6,143growth moderate, openings moderate
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $5,527growth low, openings low
Steamfitters $5,992growth low, openings very high
Stock Movers, Hand $2,727growth low, openings very high
Storage Managers $7,500growth low, openings moderate
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers $7,034growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $7,034growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Extraction Workers $7,034growth moderate, openings very high
Supervisors/Managers: Hand Laborers $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Helpers, Hand Laborers and Material Movers $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Material Movers, Hand $4,367growth moderate, openings moderate
Supervisors/Managers: Operating Workers $6,439growth low, openings high
Supervisors/Managers: Production Workers $6,439growth low, openings high
Supervisors/Managers: Seafood Processing Workers $6,439growth low, openings high
System Operators, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant $4,774growth low, openings high
System Operators, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant $4,774growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders $3,762growth low, openings high
Technicians, Electrical and Electronic Engineering $6,130growth moderate, openings high
Technicians, Electro-Mechanical n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Technicians, Environmental Engineering $4,488growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Geological $4,813growth strong, openings very high
Technicians, Industrial Engineering $7,383growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Mechanical Engineering $5,458growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Occupational Health and Safety $5,501growth strong, openings low
Technicians, Petroleum $4,813growth strong, openings very high
Technicians: Engineering, Except Drafters, All Other $5,852growth low, openings high
Technicians: Environmental Science and Protection, Including Health $3,549growth low, openings moderate
Technicians: Life Science, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Technicians: Physical Science, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Technicians: Protection, Including Health $3,549growth low, openings moderate
Technicians: Safety, Occupational $5,501growth strong, openings low
Technicians: Social Science, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
Testers, nonagricultural $5,528growth strong, openings high
Topographer Mapper (see Cartographers and Photogrammetrists) $5,458growth low, openings low
Tower Operators $5,665growth moderate, openings low
Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,453growth moderate, openings very high
Traffic Clerks $3,214growth moderate, openings very high
Transportation Workers, All Other $3,818growth moderate, openings high
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $7,500growth low, openings moderate
Truck Loaders $3,762growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Utility Meter Readers $4,194growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $4,774growth low, openings high
Water Vessel Captains, Mates and Pilots $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Water Vessel Mates $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Water Vessel Pilots $5,797growth strong, openings very high
Weather Forecaster (see Atmospheric and Space Scientists) $7,464growth low, openings low
Weighers, nonagricultural $5,528growth strong, openings high
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $5,729growth strong, openings very high

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