Plant and System Operators, All Other (51-8099)

Occupation description:  All plant and system operators not listed separately.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 282305 8.27 2231
United States 12,10012,400 1.9300 9001,220

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.4815.9320.64 27.0833.1838.79
Alaska 36.4625.2532.05 35.9139.3350.99
Balance of State 39.3132.6134.67 37.8840.9952.49

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
30042 14.037.2 29.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation73
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation21
UI claimants previously working in occupation36
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 102
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.0

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