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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators (51-8031)

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 494 516 4.45 15 30 47
United States 127100 120900 0.0 3800 7500 10600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 24.95 14.29 18.19 23.60 30.24 38.28
Alaska 31.82 20.12 25.40 31.31 39.16 46.33
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.55 24.77 32.27 38.59 45.32 49.45
Fairbanks North Star Borough 34.10 25.59 28.01 32.05 41.53 47.40
Balance of State 29.32 16.42 23.36 29.06 35.85 42.11

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