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Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (47-5011)

Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 47 62 31.91 2 6 10
United States 12200 14200 0.0 400 1500 2100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 24.17 16.28 19.10 23.04 27.98 33.57
Alaska 33.50 26.01 29.29 34.18 38.66 41.40
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.38 25.82 28.74 33.41 38.76 41.95
Balance of State 33.75 26.57 30.81 35.12 38.54 40.60

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