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Firefighters (33-2011)

Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1440 1402 -2.64 26 71 93
United States 332400 350000 0.0 6100 17100 25000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 27.09 12.95 17.24 25.24 34.07 45.09
Alaska 27.39 12.95 19.97 28.33 34.68 39.88
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.20 11.83 13.58 27.13 37.55 42.91
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.19 13.81 18.77 27.13 30.91 33.48
Balance of State 29.20 21.34 24.03 28.95 33.18 37.85

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