Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (45-2041)

Occupation description:  Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. Excludes Agricultural Inspectors (45-2011).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4041 2.50 11
United States 53,00048,900 -7.80 850850

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 11.688.789.82 10.8312.6116.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
299 31.034.8 30.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation23
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 39
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.9

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Long Hours on the ’Slime Line’ (November 2012)

Alaska’s Traveling Seafood Workforce (February 2006)