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Mechanical Engineers (17-2141)

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 329 365 10.94 6 17 27
United States 312900 325700 0.0 6000 15600 22900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 45.94 28.08 34.56 43.35 54.99 67.82
Alaska 49.08 26.86 35.39 48.82 62.28 75.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.00 28.75 35.88 49.84 63.04 76.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.93 36.17 42.32 49.19 55.67 73.04
Balance of State 42.06 13.99 21.55 39.27 58.34 77.07

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