Civil Engineering Technicians (17-3022)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 643646 0.50 1616
United States 74,00077,600 4.8350 1,8102,160

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.6815.0918.31 23.6829.5336.32
Alaska 33.6621.4927.52 33.3239.8845.62
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.2119.8826.63 33.3138.4545.46
Southeast Region 35.0123.6629.54 34.9741.4046.21
Balance of State 31.9418.2922.61 29.0234.6454.64

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
73545 6.130.2 23.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation117
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation60
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 107
Number of job position postings 42
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.5

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Construction Technology CT1