Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9012)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators. Excludes Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (51-9011).

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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 5567 21.82 58
United States 47,20047,300 0.11,300 3,7005,010

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.4511.7814.65 18.7724.7931.20
Alaska 21.1312.1815.92 21.2027.1730.13
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.3111.9914.97 16.8318.7624.54
Balance of State 16.8910.0910.92 15.5421.9128.76

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6717 25.423.1 15.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation13
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 16
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

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