Computer Operators (43-9011)

Occupation description:  Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices. Excludes Computer Occupations (15-1100) and Data Entry Keyers (43-9021).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 268280 4.51 23
United States 61,10049,500 -19.00 460460

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 21.1011.7115.44 20.3226.7930.50
Alaska 25.6818.1520.99 25.3129.2733.66
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.7619.8722.95 26.9629.6331.63

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
24144 18.347.1 34.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation82
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation22
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 211
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.1

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

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Employment in Computer–Related Occupations (July 1983)