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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.5612.7815.74 19.5627.5737.34
Alaska 28.6419.2022.38 28.1334.8340.41
Southeast Region 28.3418.4321.60 27.4534.9942.03

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
13971 51.143.4 30.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation51
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 117
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 117.0

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