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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?"

Machinists (51-4041)

Occupation description:  Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

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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 178196 10.16 1321
United States 395,200405,100 0.013,300 27,40041,600

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.1713.4316.74 21.3626.8832.02
Alaska 28.2416.7320.30 27.9135.9841.21
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 32.2120.6324.47 33.3939.6143.77
Fairbanks North Star Borough 28.0816.9118.68 28.1634.9941.22
Balance of State 24.0613.4117.85 24.3029.6334.50