Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (49-9012)

Occupation description:  Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 166165 -0.60 77
United States 42,40042,600 0.520 1,6801,690

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.8114.7718.82 26.0134.2341.41
Alaska 28.1119.5720.88 23.0634.9345.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.7116.6620.59 41.5749.1356.18
Balance of State 25.6319.8120.89 22.6830.8536.86

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
13768 49.649.4 33.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation21
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 24
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.0

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