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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (45-2092)

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (45-2041) and Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers (45-4011 through 45-4029).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 563 972 72.65 30 95 166
United States 532300 542700 0.0 21300 66400 88800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 14.49 12.15 13.02 13.78 15.05 18.27
Alaska 15.72 11.15 12.43 14.70 17.86 21.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.13 11.18 12.74 15.19 18.31 22.53
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.99 10.99 11.93 13.67 16.38 21.21

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