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Telephone Operators (43-2021)

Provide information by accessing alphabetical, geographical, or other directories. Assist customers with special billing requests, such as charges to a third party and credits or refunds for incorrectly dialed numbers or bad connections. May handle emergency calls and assist children or people with physical disabilities to make telephone calls.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 55 61 10.91 3 5 9
United States 5700 4100 0.0 200 400 500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.91 12.02 14.15 18.13 23.41 28.08

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