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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?"

Construction Laborers (47-2061)

Occupation description:  Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker are classified under Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3010). Excludes Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (47-4041).

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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 3,6293,960 9.1127 295455
United States 1,405,0001,553,100 0.049,500 115,000179,300

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.0611.9614.28 17.7223.6332.65
Alaska 25.4416.2620.02 24.4429.5736.86
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.1417.2321.07 26.3531.3239.46
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.2315.5820.48 23.3828.2433.49
Balance of State 23.8415.3918.43 23.0627.9831.47