Human Resources Managers (11-3121)

Occupation description:  Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).

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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 572609 6.515 3251
United States 136,100148,400 9.13,500 7,60012,330

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 62.2932.8442.38 56.1175.2798.90
Alaska 58.9432.8140.07 51.6264.7097.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 54.0132.9338.53 47.6660.4483.33
Balance of State 67.6731.5344.47 57.6475.35*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
40842 10.361.5 42.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation76
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation59
UI claimants previously working in occupation31
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 406
Number of job position postings 73
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.6

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business: Computer Technology AAS
Business: Human Resources Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Interviews
Dealing With Difficult Employees
Sexual Harassment