Human Resources Managers (11-3121)

Occupation description:  Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).

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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 439472 7.53 1317
United States 122,500133,300 8.81,080 3,5804,660

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 57.7930.3538.85 51.4069.8293.05
Alaska 54.7535.0942.50 52.4664.6077.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 55.0432.7640.43 49.3968.4579.72
Balance of State 57.0341.6547.07 55.9067.4477.73

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
40635 8.659.2 40.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation67
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation46
UI claimants previously working in occupation24
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 382
Number of job position postings 75
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.1

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

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Interviews
Dealing With Difficult Employees
Sexual Harassment