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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?"

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (45-2092)

Occupation description:  Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (45-2041) and Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers (45-4011 through 45-4029).

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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 563972 72.630 95166
United States 532,300542,700 0.021,300 66,40088,800

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.3611.0611.50 12.2314.3217.75
Alaska 15.5411.4812.93 14.6817.2920.90
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.8712.2013.77 16.1118.5522.76
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.3110.6411.42 13.0315.6319.90
Balance of State 14.3912.7913.37 14.3315.2516.75