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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?"

Surveying and Mapping Technicians (17-3031)

Occupation description:  Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes Surveyors (17-1022), Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (17-1021), and Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042).

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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 174198 13.85 1724
United States 56,80059,900 0.01,600 5,2007,200

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.3213.6616.81 21.6428.4036.15
Alaska 33.6824.0226.44 29.7836.2151.13
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.0921.1925.92 29.3434.4439.21
Fairbanks North Star Borough **25.92 *34.44*
Balance of State **25.92 *34.44*

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