Lawyers (23-1011)

Occupation description:  Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

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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 1,031926 -10.219 2130
United States 792,500857,500 8.216,400 17,80040,700

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 68.2227.6137.56 57.3385.81*
Alaska 59.0735.9245.44 55.7266.9082.38
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 58.6834.3844.90 55.5566.6084.86
Fairbanks North Star Borough 54.8939.5145.17 52.2659.1974.04
Southeast Region 59.8140.2747.70 58.5270.1077.83
Balance of State 63.4642.9050.82 56.0171.2882.47

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,05684 8.043.5 34.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation61
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation53
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 84
Number of job position postings 22
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.8

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Seattle University School of Law   (Anchorage)
Juris Doctorate (Year Three)
Study Law in Alaska - Summer Program