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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?"

Chefs and Head Cooks (35-1011)

Occupation description:  Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

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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 455506 11.214 4867
United States 139,000154,300 0.04,400 14,70020,700

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.0713.6417.97 24.7832.9341.82
Alaska 25.4016.8119.74 24.7129.5432.96
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.7119.6723.15 28.0831.3235.70
Balance of State 23.6916.1418.03 21.9027.7431.39