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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?"

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (47-5011)

Occupation description:  Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

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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 4762 31.92 610
United States 12,20014,200 0.0400 1,5002,100

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.0916.2518.89 22.5926.9830.48
Alaska **18.89 *26.98*
Balance of State 28.6717.9722.36 29.8335.5338.57

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.