Civil Engineers (17-2051)

Occupation description:  Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes "Hydrologists" (19-2043).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2010 estimate2020 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 736796 8.26 1521
United States 262,800313,900 19.45,110 5,33010,440

Job outlook

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


2012 Wages

  Mean Wage and
95% Confidence Interval
Wage by Percentile
  LowMeanHigh 10thMedian90th
United States n/a40.45n/a 24.6538.1458.66
Alaska 43.2245.0246.82 28.9543.1762.31
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area (MSA) 42.7445.5648.38 28.2443.2864.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough (MSA) 39.8141.3042.79 29.4140.3254.56
Southeast Region 41.6542.9444.23 29.5342.3061.26
Balance of State 46.4550.0553.65 36.9650.1066.16

Labor Force Indicators

2012 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
74772 9.646.6 36.7
2012 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation127
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation56
UI claimants previously working in occupation39
2012 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 281
Number of job position postings 256
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.1

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC
AutoCAD 2013 Essentials
AutoCAD 2014 Advanced
AutoCAD 2014 Beyond the Basics
AutoCAD 2014 Essentials
AutoCAD 2014 Update from 2012/2013
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Fundamentals
AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveyors
Drafting and Design Technology Program

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust
North Slope Training Cooperative

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01

 Degree
Arctic Safety Training and Consulting
Petrochemical Health and Safety Certificate
Petrochemical Health and Safety Refresher

 Degree
Beacon OHSS
North Slope Training Cooperative Certificate
North Slope Training Cooperative, Anchorage Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc
EPA/AHERA Project Design Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate
NSTC 6 PACK & H2S Module Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training
NSTC - North Slope Training Cooperative w/H2S, Anchorage
NSTC - North Slope Training Cooperative w/H2S, Palmer
NSTC 2010 ASH Update, Anchorage
NSTC 2010 ASH Update, Palmer
NSTC Confined Space Entry, Anchorage
NSTC Confined Space Entry, Palmer
NSTC Energy Isolation, Anchorage
NSTC Energy Isolation, Palmer
NSTC Fall Protection, Anchorage
NSTC Fall Protection, Palmer
NSTC Respiratory Protection, Anchorage
NSTC Respiratory Protection, Palmer
NSTC Unescorted, Anchorage
NSTC Unescorted, Palmer
PEC Basic Orientation, Anchorage
PEC Basic Orientation, Palmer
PEC Core Compliance, Anchorage
PEC Core Compliance, Palmer

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage
Civil Engineering BS
Civil Engineering MCE
Civil Engineering MS
Earthquake Engineering GCRT
Engineering Management MS
Geographic Information Sys CT1
Professional Training for Oil and Gas Process Lifecycle Planning, Risk Reduction, Optimization and Safety
Science Management MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Civil Engineering BS
Civil Engineering MCE
Civil Engineering MS
Engineering Management MS
Science Management MS

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center
Drafting with AutoCAD