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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 294304 3.41 1112
United States 11,90011,500 -3.20 450450

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.7015.3420.45 26.7032.0037.23
Alaska 35.0521.4628.08 35.0743.4947.87
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.8318.6231.32 35.0637.6244.33
Balance of State 36.5222.4027.68 39.8645.3248.60

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
32846 14.042.3 32.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation62
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation30
UI claimants previously working in occupation46
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.1

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training