Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators (51-9151)

Occupation description:  Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4952 6.10 11
United States 28,80019,400 -32.90 560560

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 14.779.2210.43 12.7817.2623.37
Alaska 19.8210.4315.99 18.2624.2230.76
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.749.9915.87 18.1523.6531.58

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
664 6.142.9 36.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 71
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 71.0

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

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