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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?"

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)

Occupation description:  Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes Crane and Tower Operators (53-7021) and Extraction Workers (47-5000).

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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 2,7882,951 5.897 233346
United States 402,400441,000 0.014,300 34,30052,500

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 26.0615.5318.44 23.5530.9541.17
Alaska 33.5024.7027.92 32.9338.0444.19
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.8724.3730.64 35.7642.3649.50
Fairbanks North Star Borough 33.6626.7929.52 33.8137.6340.10
Balance of State 31.3124.5027.11 30.7436.2339.75