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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?"

Airfield Operations Specialists (53-2022)

Occupation description:  Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

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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 6869 1.52 57
United States 10,20010,900 0.0200 7001,100

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.7013.7017.94 25.3134.5244.37
Alaska 36.2220.8528.01 33.2844.6655.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.2318.6625.96 30.2338.1043.65
Fairbanks North Star Borough **25.96 *38.10*

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