Chief Executives (11-1011)

Occupation description:  Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 1,7321,844 6.552 73136
United States 308,900296,800 -3.98,700 12,40019,890

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 94.2532.7454.55 88.11**
Alaska 82.4535.2154.10 73.48**
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 85.0441.5856.19 75.68**
Fairbanks North Star Borough 85.9041.1749.08 83.64**
Southeast Region 78.6731.9253.22 69.3099.01*
Balance of State 75.1630.4145.55 67.0896.46*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,737188 10.875.3 62.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation325
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation323
UI claimants previously working in occupation69
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 419
Number of job position postings 160
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Project Level 1
Project Level 2

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Accelerated Business Administration & Management/Master of Business Administration BA/MBA
Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program Certificate Certificate
Alaska Native Governance BA
Business Administration AA
Business Administration and Management BA
Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship Certificate
Graduate Studies in Investments Certificate
Information and Communication Technology MBA
Master of Business Administration MBA
Strategic Leadership MBA

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Business Management AAS

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Wainwright   (Fort Wainwright)
Business Management AAS

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Business Administration AAS
Business Administration BS

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation PhD
Aviation Business Administration AS
Aviation Business Administration BS
Business Administration in Aviation MBAA
Entrepreneurship in Technology MS
Human Security & Resilience MS
Leadership MS
Management MSM
Project Management BS
Project Management MS
Technical Management AS
Technical Management BS

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Business and Management AAS
Business Specialist I Certificate
Business Specialist II Certificate
Entrepreneurship/Small Business and Mgmt. Specialist I Certificate

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Small Business

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Business Administration MBA
Business Administration in General Management BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Business Administration AA
Business Administration MBA
Finance BA
General Management MBA
Logistics & Supply Chain Operations OEC
Public Administration MPA
Science Management MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
General Business AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
General Business AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
General Business AAS
General Program AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Business Administration BBA
Business Administration MBA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business CT1
Applied Business Management CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Management CT1
Applied Business Management CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business CT2
Applied Business Management CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Management CT1
Applied Business Management CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Management CT1
Applied Business Management CT2
Business CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Management CT1
Applied Business Management CT2
Rural Utilities Business Management OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Business Administration AAS
Business Administration BBA
Business Administration GLI
Business Administration MBA
Business Administration MPA
Public Administration M.PA

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Business Administration AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Business Administration AAS

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Business Internet Security
Business Management Essentials Certificate
Microsoft Project Pro Complete
Small Business Management

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Business Administration (BBA) BA
Business Administration (MBA) MBA
Management (D.Mgt.) D.Mgt.
Management (MAM) MA
Organizational Leadership (MA) MA
Public Administration (M.P.A) MA

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
NAHB's Business Management for Building Professionals