Civil Engineering Technicians (17-3022)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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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 662645 -2.621 3453
United States 74,50081,100 8.82,500 4,1007,260

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 26.6716.2919.51 25.6832.2538.77
Alaska 31.4320.6924.64 29.5937.4445.75
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.4220.3725.71 32.4840.4548.08
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.1220.8223.61 25.9328.5331.64
Balance of State 28.1818.3023.20 28.6833.7037.19

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
74059 8.029.8 22.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation93
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation92
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 131
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.7

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Construction Technology CT1

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Residential Air Condition & Refrigeration OEC
Residential Heat/Vent OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology CT2
Construction Technology OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Construction Technology OEC