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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?"

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (47-5012)

Occupation description:  Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration. Excludes Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (47-5021).

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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 163192 17.85 2028
United States 19,30022,100 0.0600 2,3003,200

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.4415.7120.42 26.4333.4040.18
Alaska 37.9027.3330.83 37.2145.0349.00
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 44.9131.3840.50 44.4548.3350.77
Balance of State 36.3327.0430.18 35.3843.5448.31