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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (17-2151)

Occupation description:  Conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs. Excludes Petroleum Engineers (17-2171).

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Employment and Job Openings question mark icon   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2018 estimate2028 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 173208 20.24 1118
United States 5,9006,100 0.0100 300500

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 46.6325.0832.81 43.8358.1272.71
Alaska 54.4533.3041.72 52.9964.2377.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 58.7928.1739.34 50.2463.54*
Balance of State 54.4536.1943.75 55.1165.5876.04

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