Driver/Sales Workers (53-3031)

Occupation description:  Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers. Excludes Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (49-9091) and Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers (53-3033).

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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 798847 6.135 5292
United States 467,900461,000 -1.519,700 29,20048,210

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.998.499.27 11.5617.3023.43
Alaska 14.809.8110.08 12.9118.1922.66
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.339.8110.08 12.6917.8120.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.0610.0710.08 10.5914.9227.13
Balance of State 16.0210.5011.34 14.1920.4324.32

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,110148 13.328.5 20.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation482
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation89
UI claimants previously working in occupation135
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,065
Number of job position postings 326
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.3

Alaska Licensing Information


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