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Civil Engineers (17-2051)

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes Hydrologists (19-2043).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 999 1077 7.81 21 60 89
United States 326800 347300 0.0 6900 19400 28300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 45.88 27.00 33.22 42.58 55.34 69.62
Alaska 48.16 30.85 36.41 45.64 57.67 70.52
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.35 32.23 37.90 47.49 60.04 72.91
Fairbanks North Star Borough 46.01 31.64 35.56 42.82 54.21 68.51
Balance of State 43.69 22.07 32.73 42.54 53.56 63.95

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