Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Economists (19-3011)

Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods. Excludes Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (13-1161).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 43 46 6.98 1 3 4
United States 21000 22800 0.0 300 1300 1800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 58.11 28.47 38.39 52.09 72.70 95.30
Alaska 44.99 26.95 34.42 43.59 55.03 67.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.31 22.02 29.01 37.51 46.67 54.05
Balance of State 50.61 31.91 39.65 51.35 61.29 72.51

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