Engineers in Alaska
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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.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Engineers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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