First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (45-1011)

Occupation description:  Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers. Excludes First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (37-1012).

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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 108111 2.84 1115
United States 48,70049,700 1.91,600 4,8006,490

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.2514.4917.76 23.2130.7738.92
Alaska 21.9815.9517.73 20.8223.9730.93
Balance of State 20.0115.7617.33 20.0022.8424.54

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
205101 49.353.9 41.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation35
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 230
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 32.9

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center   (Ester)
All About Seeds and Starts
Beginning Organic Gardening
Container Gardening
Drip Irrigation Basics
Exploring Vegetable Varieties
Garden Planning with Kids
Know Your Soils
Planning a Home-Scale Food Production Garden
Preserving Your Harvest Through Fermentation
Raising and Butchering Meat Birds
Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep
Root Cellar Basics
Seed Saving
Starting a Home Garden CSA
Wool Basics and Sheep Shearing
Worm Composting

LTR Training Systems, Inc.   (Anchorage)
Aircraft Water Ditching & Survival
Aviation Crash Survival Experience
Aviation Land & Water Survival
Bear Awareness & Handgun Defense
Bear Awareness & Shotgun Defense
Bear Awareness & Spray Defense
Cold Weather Saftey & Survival
Field Travel Safety & Wilderness Skills
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training
Wilderness Safety Leader

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Cold Water Survival & Egress
Cold Water Survival Training/046
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training - HUET

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Ag Risk Management
Animal & Livestock
Garden & Food Preservation
Green House Heating & Construction
Pesticides Safety Certification

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Fish Chilling, Intro
Fisheries Value-Added Handling & Processing Certificate
Smelt/Herring Net Hanging
Soils Management

University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Fisheries/Aquaculture CT1
Fisheries/Aquaculture CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Fisheries BA
Fisheries BS
Fisheries MS
Fisheries PHD
Fisheries Science BS
Fisheries Science MS

University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Fisheries Technology AAS
Fisheries Technology CT2

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Fisheries Technology AAS
Fisheries Technology OEC