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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4343 0.01 23
United States 21,30022,600 6.3300 1,2001,630

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 54.1627.1136.35 49.2766.5982.97
Alaska 42.9730.4733.68 39.5049.3863.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 44.2829.0133.27 41.1354.4067.12
Southeast Region 41.2330.6233.68 38.2847.1654.70

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
473 6.422.2 22.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 42
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 42.0

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 BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Economics BA
Economics BBA
Resource & Applied Economics MS