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-1% Jobs Projection
$117,520 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

While jobs for Engineers in Alaska are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Engineers in Alaska is expected to decrease.

  • Engineers in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineers Work in Alaska?

In Alaska, there were 760 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 790 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in AK Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Engineers than average.

Engineers in AK vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Engineers in this state are declining at a rate of 1.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. AK

Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 60 annual job openings, and a total of 980 jobs for Alaska Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $73,270 to $157,470 with $117,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.23 to $75.71. The median hourly rate was $56.5.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $55.58 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.92.

The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Engineers Earnings: AK vs. National Average

Top Alaska Metros for Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Anchorage, AK 390 $114,060

Top States for Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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