Fallers (45-4021)

Occupation description:  Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8786 -1.10 22
United States 8,2006,800 -17.20 200200

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 20.6211.5814.36 17.9625.1134.42
Alaska 30.3925.2626.78 29.3132.8038.88
Balance of State 28.5225.3126.52 28.5530.5732.48

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15092 61.340.5 25.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation52
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 106
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 35.3

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