Economists (19-3011)

Occupation description:  Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods. Excludes Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (13-1161).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4443 -2.30 11
United States 21,50022,700 5.7120 580700

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 54.2626.5135.52 48.5866.4087.05
Alaska 40.6329.2632.43 39.8645.9254.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
381 2.624.3 24.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 40
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.3

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

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

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Economics Bac
Economics Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Economics Bac
Economics Bac
Resource & Applied Economics Mas