Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Helpers--Extraction Workers (47-5081)

Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area. Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 133 166 24.81 5 15 23
United States 16900 19000 0.0 600 1800 2600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.82 12.65 14.90 18.20 22.67 26.79
Alaska 23.40 15.43 18.39 24.23 28.71 31.14
Balance of State 23.20 15.02 17.98 23.90 28.71 31.21

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