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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Alaska

What professions have the highest employment in Alaska? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Alaska. We note that the total employment in Alaska is 324,970. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 10,250 people (3.15 percent of the total employment in Alaska). The second most common job is the office clerk, general profession which employs 7,280 people (2.24 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Alaska is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Alaska

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
324,970
100.00% $45,200
2 Retail Salespersons
10,250
3.15% $24,580
3 Office Clerks, General
7,280
2.24% $40,200
4 General and Operations Managers
6,710
2.06% $88,690
5 Cashiers
6,170
1.90% $23,270
6 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
6,020
1.85% $29,690
7 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
5,900
1.82% $35,890
8 Registered Nurses
5,780
1.78% $85,530
9 Personal Care Aides
5,010
1.54% $30,420
10 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
4,860
1.50% $31,780
11 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
4,810
1.48% $42,620
12 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
4,550
1.40% $18,900
13 Waiters and Waitresses
4,370
1.34% $19,780
14 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
4,310
1.33% $47,110
15 Teacher Assistants
4,070
1.25% $36,380
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
3,880
1.19% $28,180
17 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
3,750
1.15% $62,800
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
3,730
1.15% $19,970
19 Construction Laborers
3,420
1.05% $42,440
20 Food Preparation Workers
3,370
1.04% $23,460
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,250
1.00% $56,670
22 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
3,230
0.99% $68,410
23 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
3,180
0.98% $52,790
24 Customer Service Representatives
3,040
0.94% $34,920
25 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,920
0.90% $24,260
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
2,890
0.89% $52,290
27 Carpenters
2,780
0.86% $65,650
28 Other Business Operations Specialists
2,700
0.83% $74,410
29 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
2,690
0.83% $38,910
30 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,580
0.79% $19,860
31 Accountants and Auditors
2,370
0.73% $72,740
32 Receptionists and Information Clerks
2,360
0.73% $32,220
33 Restaurant Cooks
2,360
0.73% $28,000
34 Electricians
2,280
0.70% $79,610
35 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,220
0.68% $70,450
36 Home Health Aides
2,090
0.64% $28,750
37 Security Guards
1,960
0.60% $33,880
38 Substitute Teachers
1,960
0.60% $41,640
39 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
1,810
0.56% $71,210
40 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
1,760
0.54% $125,430
41 Nursing Assistants
1,750
0.54% $36,360
42 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
1,710
0.53% $51,510
43 Bartenders
1,680
0.52% $24,750
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
1,630
0.50% $36,940
45 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
1,620
0.50% $70,930
46 Dishwashers
1,560
0.48% $19,500
47 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,510
0.46% $84,220
48 All Other Managers
1,470
0.45% $97,100
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
1,450
0.45% $34,720
50 Medical Assistants
1,440
0.44% $38,980
51 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
1,420
0.44% n/a
52 Medical Secretaries
1,330
0.41% $37,000
53 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
1,320
0.41% $61,980
54 Billing and Posting Clerks
1,300
0.40% $41,070
55 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
1,300
0.40% $53,110
56 Tellers
1,280
0.39% $29,350
57 Cargo and Freight Agents
1,240
0.38% $34,360
58 Driver/Sales Workers
1,230
0.38% $29,500
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
1,230
0.38% $36,110
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,230
0.38% $74,350
61 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
1,220
0.38% $46,020
62 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,220
0.38% $57,750
63 Firefighters
1,180
0.36% $49,810
64 Social and Human Service Assistants
1,170
0.36% $32,270
65 Civil Engineers
1,170
0.36% $101,160
66 Construction Managers
1,150
0.35% $119,520
67 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
1,140
0.35% $80,360
68 Human Resources Specialists
1,140
0.35% $59,550
69 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,110
0.34% $35,350
70 Other Sales Representatives
1,110
0.34% $47,690
71 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
1,100
0.34% $76,690
72 Lawyers
1,090
0.34% $108,230
73 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,080
0.33% $65,070
74 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
1,050
0.32% $63,370
75 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,040
0.32% $58,030
76 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,040
0.32% $19,940
77 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,020
0.31% $47,630
78 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
980
0.30% $70,750
79 Dental Assistants
980
0.30% $43,590
80 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
970
0.30% $31,010
81 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
960
0.30% $53,170
82 Medical and Health Services Managers
960
0.30% $103,710
83 Computer User Support Specialists
950
0.29% $53,240
84 Sailors and Marine Oilers
940
0.29% $48,010
85 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
920
0.28% $25,540
86 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
900
0.28% $64,850
87 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
900
0.28% $35,840
88 Fast Food Cooks
890
0.27% $21,570
89 Financial Managers
890
0.27% $101,020
90 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
880
0.27% $44,830
91 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
880
0.27% $43,580
92 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
860
0.26% $28,530
93 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
860
0.26% $18,480
94 Parts Salespersons
840
0.26% $33,850
95 Counter and Rental Clerks
830
0.26% $28,550
96 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
810
0.25% $62,930
97 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
810
0.25% $69,660
98 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
780
0.24% $31,590
99 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
770
0.24% $46,060
100 Petroleum Engineers
770
0.24% $141,860
101 Unknown
730
0.22% $55,980
102 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
720
0.22% $35,260
103 Postsecondary Business Teachers
720
0.22% $48,130
104 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
710
0.22% $69,050
105 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
700
0.22% $72,830
106 Compliance Officers
680
0.21% $70,510
107 Chief Executives
670
0.21% $153,700
108 Pharmacy Technicians
660
0.20% $39,940
109 Mental Health Counselors
650
0.20% $58,790
110 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
640
0.20% $70,550
111 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
640
0.20% $40,610
112 Commercial Pilots
630
0.19% $71,820
113 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
620
0.19% $29,700
114 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
620
0.19% $55,960
115 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
620
0.19% $69,260
116 Engineers, All Other
610
0.19% $120,410
117 Community Health Workers
600
0.18% $38,450
118 Packers and Packagers
590
0.18% $25,510
119 Administrative Services Managers
590
0.18% $83,010
120 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
580
0.18% $54,240
121 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
580
0.18% $66,170
122 Computer Programmers
580
0.18% $81,170
123 Management Analysts
580
0.18% $80,480
124 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
580
0.18% $103,390
125 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
580
0.18% $80,550
126 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
570
0.18% $26,030
127 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
570
0.18% $73,250
128 Insurance Sales Agents
570
0.18% $48,040
129 Recreation Workers
570
0.18% n/a
130 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
570
0.18% $33,090
131 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
570
0.18% $59,470
132 Power Plant Operators
560
0.17% $64,790
133 Civil Engineering Technicians
560
0.17% $67,220
134 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
550
0.17% $68,320
135 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
550
0.17% $72,510
136 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
540
0.17% $45,000
137 Dental Hygienists
540
0.17% $79,560
138 Instructional Coordinators
540
0.17% $67,570
139 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
540
0.17% $68,330
140 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
530
0.16% $41,770
141 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
530
0.16% $46,190
142 Protective Service Workers, All Other
530
0.16% $42,800
143 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
530
0.16% $42,380
144 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
520
0.16% $69,990
145 Public Relations Specialists
520
0.16% $61,790
146 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
520
0.16% $100,830
147 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
510
0.16% $31,760
148 Family and General Practitioners
510
0.16% n/a
149 Physical Therapists
500
0.15% $93,080
150 Forest and Conservation Technicians
500
0.15% $42,650
151 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
490
0.15% $44,860
152 Other Computer Occupations
490
0.15% $86,350
153 Air Traffic Controllers
480
0.15% $103,470
154 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
480
0.15% $45,300
155 Pharmacists
480
0.15% $137,950
156 Mechanical Engineers
480
0.15% $107,840
157 Tour Guides and Escorts
470
0.14% $28,020
158 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
470
0.14% $37,120
159 Massage Therapists
470
0.14% $89,800
160 Loan Officers
470
0.14% $64,990
161 Training and Development Specialists
470
0.14% $65,060
162 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
460
0.14% $52,810
163 All Other Cooks
460
0.14% $34,310
164 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
450
0.14% $30,620
165 Bill and Account Collectors
450
0.14% $41,230
166 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
450
0.14% $80,740
167 Radiologic Technologists
450
0.14% $69,110
168 Electrical Engineers
450
0.14% $108,230
169 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
440
0.14% $65,860
170 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
440
0.14% $55,480
171 Tire Repairers and Changers
440
0.14% $27,620
172 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
440
0.14% $69,350
173 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
440
0.14% $47,480
174 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
440
0.14% $49,530
175 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
430
0.13% $28,050
176 Legal Secretaries
430
0.13% $48,580
177 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
430
0.13% $47,770
178 Property, Real Estate Managers
430
0.13% $59,300
179 Computer and Information Systems Managers
430
0.13% $109,150
180 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
420
0.13% $83,470
181 Postal Service Mail Carriers
420
0.13% $57,200
182 Natural Sciences Managers
420
0.13% $98,920
183 Architectural and Engineering Managers
420
0.13% $135,380
184 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
410
0.13% $29,180
185 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
410
0.13% $22,030
186 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
410
0.13% $62,260
187 Other Healthcare Support Workers
400
0.12% $38,680
188 Coaches and Scouts
400
0.12% $43,630
189 Biological Technicians
400
0.12% $39,490
190 Other Material Moving Workers
390
0.12% $48,040
191 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
390
0.12% $61,830
192 Other Mining Machine Operators
390
0.12% $48,370
193 File Clerks
390
0.12% $33,400
194 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
390
0.12% $50,170
195 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
380
0.12% $23,080
196 Surveyors
380
0.12% $81,030
197 Other Transportation Workers
370
0.11% $44,140
198 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
370
0.11% $63,820
199 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
370
0.11% $38,170
200 Nurse Practitioners
370
0.11% $107,710

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