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)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 59.3831.2740.02 52.9471.7995.06
Alaska 52.5132.1939.61 51.5562.4075.70
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 52.5132.4238.07 48.3565.8379.26
Balance of State 53.7027.3939.86 54.9565.6476.45

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
40842 10.361.5 42.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation76
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation59
UI claimants previously working in occupation31
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 406
Number of job position postings 73
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.6

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

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