Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (43-4061)

Occupation description:  Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.

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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 692678 -2.027 3258
United States 143,100151,600 6.05,900 6,90013,650

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 21.4514.4116.95 21.3525.5129.04
Alaska 25.9921.1422.20 25.4928.1932.38
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.6421.1422.22 25.1927.9731.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.0521.7723.27 26.7728.8233.37
Southeast Region 25.6220.1322.20 25.4927.3631.74
Balance of State 27.4517.0221.86 26.0030.9542.79

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
73522 3.054.2 41.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation139
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation59
UI claimants previously working in occupation59
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 390
Number of job position postings 51
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.6

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training