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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?"

Petroleum Engineers (17-2171)

Occupation description:  Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.

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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 454470 3.58 2636
United States 33,50034,300 0.0600 1,9002,500

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 75.3738.1151.45 66.2192.99*
Alaska 72.1842.0051.23 65.0080.03*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 72.6243.3652.36 65.2479.30*
Balance of State 72.1239.7748.48 65.7182.70*

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