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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?"

Helpers--Extraction Workers (47-5081)

Occupation description:  Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area. Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

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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 133166 24.85 1523
United States 16,90019,000 0.0600 1,8002,600

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 18.4612.6414.97 17.8521.7626.07
Alaska 20.9614.6916.78 19.2826.3029.62
Balance of State 20.8814.1916.52 18.9926.6429.82