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Anchorage Employment

Employment and Industries in the Anchorage, Alaska Area

The major economic sectors for Anchorage are transportation, the military, oil and gas, local and federal government and convention and tourism. Finance, construction, education and healthcare are also significant factors for the economy. Anchorage is not Alaska's center for oil production, however it's the administrative center for the petroleum industry. The economy is also bolstered by the tourism and conventions industry which usually brings in about 150 million dollars each year.

The Elmendorf Air Force Base, Fort Richardson Army Post and Kulis Air National Guard provide a vast number of jobs in Anchorage. The military and their families also stimulate the economy by patronizing local businesses. Although Juneau is the state capital, Anchorage actually has more state employees. Many of the federal government jobs are related to federal lands management.

Anchorage is the state's major transportation, trade, communications, finance and services center. The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is one of the busiest airports regarding cargo traffic in the world. The direct and indirect employment associated with the airport provides approximately 10% of the jobs in the city. In addition, over 90% of the consumer goods arriving in Alaska come through the Port of Anchorage.

New and existing companies are helped in Anchorage by a variety of incentives including customized job training programs, municipal revenue bonds, low interest loans and property tax abatement. The Alaska Export Assistance Center helps local businesses expand into various foreign markets. In addition, the University of Alaska Anchorage, in association with the Alaska Economic Development Corporation, offers a mentor program that connects students with businesses.

A collection of notable information regarding Anchorage: Anchorage has been named an All-American city several times by the National Civic League. Wages are typically higher in Anchorage than the rest of the nation. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 90.5 and the national average is 100. The growth rate of the economy is typically a little lower than the rest of the nation, however during economic downturns Anchorage's economy is less effected than most of the nation. For residents over the age of 25 approximately 29% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The largest employers in Anchorage are:

  • Ted Stevens International Airport
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center & Hospital System
  • Fort Richardson US Army Base
  • Teleco Telephone
  • University of Alaska at Anchorage
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service
  • Alaska Regional Hospital
  • Sullivan Arena/Government offices
  • Conoco Philips
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Alaska Regional Hospital
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Emergency Transportation Services
  • GCI
  • Northern Air Cargo
  • Wal-Mart/Sam's Club
  • Trident Seafoods
  • Banner Health System
  • NANA Management Services

Two helpful business organizations:

The Anchorage Daily News provides information about the current business activities in the Anchorage area.

Most Popular Jobs in Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 3,460 $73,740 $52,090 - 99,840 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,280 $56,160 $29,840 - 90,890 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 1,090 $66,190 $35,960 - 100,470 18% 79%
4 Managers, all other 1,010 $74,850 $36,080 - 125,210 7% 55%
5 Civil engineers 860 $78,090 $53,150 - 105,070 18% 87%
6 Chief executives 850 $146,100 $71,080 - 2% 65%
7 Social and human service assistants 820 $33,170 $22,320 - 46,660 34% 58%
8 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 680 $107,760 $40,940 - 13% 74%
9 Lawyers 680 $98,270 $56,960 - 136,720 11% 99%
10 Financial managers 670 $86,520 $49,140 - 130,150 13% 60%
11 Petroleum engineers 590 $168,080 $85,270 - 5% 80%
12 Sales managers 520 $70,510 $34,160 - 125,350 10% 69%
13 Network and computer systems administrators 500 $63,880 $42,920 - 88,360 27% 50%
14 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 500 $46,020 $22,410 - 78,200 5% 58%
15 Teachers and instructors, all other 470 $57,810 $24,440 - 96,690 9% 54%
16 Medical and health services managers 440 $93,740 $49,030 - 159,260 16% 57%
17 Computer programmers 410 $68,810 $45,860 - 96,650 -4% 73%
18 Engineers, all other 400 $91,620 $55,510 - 131,520 6% 82%
19 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 370 $39,750 $26,880 - 60,040 15% 51%
20 Management analysts 360 $68,440 $36,430 - 103,120 22% 78%
21 Surveyors 350 $83,060 $45,460 - 128,700 24% 82%
22 Child, family, and school social workers 340 $44,610 $24,570 - 62,640 19% 77%
23 Computer specialists, all other 330 $76,170 $47,880 - 101,200 15% 68%
24 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 320 $54,000 $30,740 - 80,250 13% 73%
25 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 300 $65,110 $43,840 - 95,260 25% 93%
26 Engineering managers 280 $106,500 $73,410 - 154,090 7% 84%
27 Computer and information systems managers 280 $91,020 $57,400 - 126,580 16% 73%
28 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 280 $83,910 $49,010 - 139,360 12% 51%
29 Financial specialists, all other 270 $56,390 $34,800 - 86,100 12% 50%
30 Zoologists and wildlife biologists 270 $50,800 $29,270 - 78,650 9% 95%
31 Natural sciences managers 260 $89,900 $62,300 - 123,400 11% 93%
32 Instructional coordinators 260 $52,550 $18,700 - 89,470 23% 79%
33 Social workers, all other 260 $50,770 $35,340 - 72,520 18% 77%
34 Computer systems analysts 250 $70,900 $45,150 - 97,420 29% 68%
35 Pharmacists 240 $111,430 $86,320 - 133,460 22% 97%
36 Social and community service managers 240 $62,790 $41,880 - 93,200 25% 72%
37 Physical therapists 230 $81,850 $57,220 - 138,830 27% 89%
38 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 230 $63,120 $39,770 - 93,230 17% 56%
39 Mental health counselors 230 $55,000 $37,140 - 76,340 30% 73%
40 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 230 $45,990 $28,640 - 66,140 18% 56%
41 Electrical engineers 220 $90,230 $59,170 - 124,950 6% 81%
42 Marketing managers 220 $82,780 $38,340 - 158,670 14% 69%
43 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 210 $96,390 $51,090 - 152,980 22% 93%
44 Network systems and data communications analysts 210 $68,960 $43,310 - 97,960 53% 57%
45 Advertising sales agents 200 $47,140 $32,010 - 65,710 20% 56%
46 Mechanical engineers 190 $84,300 $49,010 - 119,610 4% 78%
47 Computer software engineers, applications 190 $81,040 $59,290 - 110,450 45% 85%
48 Occupational health and safety specialists 180 $82,290 $45,610 - 124,410 8% 72%
49 Commercial pilots 180 $80,140 $53,560 - 124,520 13% 74%
50 Computer software engineers, systems software 180 $72,700 $45,710 - 104,490 28% 85%
51 Biological scientists, all other 180 $66,150 $43,350 - 92,700 4% 95%
52 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 180 $61,710 $38,030 - 80,690 12% 51%
53 Financial analysts 170 $63,000 $43,950 - 82,650 34% 87%
54 Health educators 170 $41,380 $28,400 - 61,510 26% 58%
55 Speech-language pathologists 160 $81,120 $61,470 - 105,880 11% 98%
56 Environmental engineers 160 $75,750 $47,410 - 104,080 25% 86%
57 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 160 $72,110 $27,860 - 165,310 25% 67%
58 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 160 $51,340 $33,190 - 81,140 30% 77%
59 Community and social service specialists, all other 160 $41,860 $31,980 - 58,120 25% 58%
60 Graphic designers 160 $41,800 $27,930 - 63,360 10% 55%
61 Human resources managers, all other 140 $90,620 $56,570 - 129,500 11% 58%
62 Budget analysts 140 $70,740 $51,490 - 94,460 7% 78%
63 Training and development specialists 140 $60,270 $39,730 - 92,430 18% 56%
64 Public relations specialists 130 $63,630 $37,180 - 95,280 18% 81%
65 Physician assistants 120 $116,120 $66,570 - 27% 67%
66 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 120 $57,330 $30,540 - 80,810 15% 72%
67 Editors 110 $58,380 $34,750 - 98,200 2% 81%
68 Sales and related workers, all other 110 $40,370 $23,590 - 51,240 14% 62%
69 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 110 $33,720 $19,900 - 54,510 11% 55%
70 Dentists, general 110 $0 $ - 9% 100%
71 Conservation scientists 100 $82,310 $61,770 - 107,240 5% 86%
72 Database administrators 100 $77,610 $52,240 - 111,020 29% 72%
73 Occupational therapists 100 $69,720 $42,050 - 94,340 23% 90%
74 Life scientists, all other 100 $48,220 $36,600 - 63,740 15% 99%
75 Biological technicians 100 $33,900 $22,490 - 48,380 16% 60%
76 Veterinarians 90 $88,080 $55,590 - 134,920 35% 100%
77 Electronics engineers, except computer 90 $78,590 $68,860 - 95,510 4% 81%
78 Public relations managers 90 $75,260 $40,370 - 132,260 17% 75%
79 Urban and regional planners 90 $65,740 $45,390 - 89,120 15% 92%
80 Cartographers and photogrammetrists 90 $61,320 $43,200 - 87,810 20% 82%
81 Social scientists and related workers, all other 90 $58,700 $43,630 - 78,060 5% 90%
82 Coaches and scouts 90 $37,970 $23,690 - 59,290 15% 60%
83 Reporters and correspondents 90 $35,380 $23,090 - 53,040 1% 85%
84 Industrial engineers 80 $94,610 $60,230 - 126,820 20% 74%
85 Advertising and promotions managers 80 $69,200 $42,990 - 105,250 6% 76%
86 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 80 $57,810 $18,870 - 88,670 16% 99%
87 Medical and public health social workers 80 $53,260 $36,770 - 69,800 24% 77%
88 Rehabilitation counselors 80 $0 $ - 23% 73%
89 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 70 $81,390 $54,620 - 118,430 10% 74%
90 Physical scientists, all other 70 $73,740 $35,750 - 117,570 6% 98%
91 Private detectives and investigators 70 $54,260 $42,610 - 67,960 18% 52%
92 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 70 $47,700 $31,340 - 62,290 34% 73%
93 Floral designers 70 $27,760 $20,310 - 37,160 -9% 55%
94 Education administrators, postsecondary 60 $88,220 $46,260 - 143,230 14% 78%
95 Chemists 60 $69,410 $33,200 - 97,610 9% 93%
96 Dietitians and nutritionists 60 $61,290 $41,460 - 80,320 9% 72%
97 Insurance underwriters 60 $60,360 $41,440 - 82,640 6% 53%
98 Market research analysts 60 $58,020 $40,970 - 79,890 20% 82%
99 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 60 $53,980 $34,590 - 69,760 18% 56%
100 Clergy 60 $41,810 $22,500 - 65,320 19% 75%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 6,390 $26,430 $16,720 - 38,290 12% 25%
2 General and operations managers 4,560 $82,300 $37,100 - 138,570 2% 48%
3 Office clerks, general 4,350 $32,430 $21,960 - 46,120 13% 19%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 3,120 $35,380 $18,690 - 72,230 2% 5%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 3,050 $18,430 $15,870 - 22,660 18% 5%
6 Cashiers 3,010 $23,390 $16,840 - 32,350 -3% 10%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,000 $29,420 $19,300 - 45,550 15% 4%
8 Waiters and waitresses 2,380 $20,210 $15,350 - 25,540 11% 14%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 2,220 $38,960 $26,230 - 53,540 13% 16%
10 Personal and home care aides 2,120 $25,020 $17,750 - 31,780 51% 10%
11 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 2,100 $43,040 $29,190 - 62,270 15% 18%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 2,080 $32,220 $20,410 - 49,370 -8% 8%
13 Construction laborers 1,870 $51,750 $30,150 - 77,840 11% 5%
14 Customer service representatives 1,850 $34,470 $22,200 - 49,100 25% 22%
15 Carpenters 1,810 $56,900 $33,030 - 82,570 10% 6%
16 Receptionists and information clerks 1,810 $29,310 $20,760 - 39,530 17% 13%
17 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,620 $35,030 $22,630 - 48,570 1% 18%
18 Maintenance and repair workers, general 1,590 $45,170 $23,450 - 70,640 10% 6%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,540 $46,130 $33,400 - 63,630 10% 4%
20 Teacher assistants 1,490 $33,530 $23,670 - 42,960 10% 18%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 1,480 $47,500 $28,200 - 69,580 6% 29%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 1,470 $40,660 $23,190 - 62,060 4% 25%
23 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,470 $22,580 $15,730 - 29,200 13% 5%
24 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,370 $19,970 $16,440 - 25,140 10% 8%
25 Security guards 1,360 $33,090 $21,010 - 47,120 17% 13%
26 Business operations specialists, all other 1,270 $69,220 $41,220 - 103,170 21% 49%
27 Food preparation workers 1,210 $27,990 $18,140 - 46,000 15% 7%
28 Electricians 1,140 $69,170 $50,620 - 84,560 7% 7%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,110 $36,490 $21,290 - 62,260 8% 4%
30 Cooks, restaurant 1,090 $25,790 $20,900 - 32,000 12% 5%
31 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,070 $31,040 $24,560 - 39,180 18% 7%
32 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 1,030 $57,540 $36,490 - 81,160 11% 11%
33 Home health aides 1,030 $27,470 $22,020 - 32,300 49% 7%
34 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,010 $61,960 $44,740 - 80,450 8% 3%
35 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 970 $37,020 $24,560 - 51,560 4% 6%
36 Office and administrative support workers, all other 890 $42,700 $26,720 - 61,160 -9% 32%
37 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 830 $49,830 $27,000 - 72,680 14% 4%
38 Administrative services managers 780 $62,710 $34,630 - 91,620 12% 40%
39 All other information and record clerks 760 $42,630 $27,960 - 60,700 -13% 21%
40 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 710 $67,090 $47,140 - 91,660 11% 4%
41 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 710 $36,530 $27,440 - 48,240 4% 15%
42 Tellers 700 $27,250 $20,640 - 32,740 14% 16%
43 Dishwashers 690 $18,470 $15,170 - 23,620 10% 3%
44 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 670 $27,310 $17,590 - 38,950 18% 6%
45 Driver/sales workers 630 $28,270 $18,910 - 40,620 -5% 4%
46 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 630 $24,000 $17,220 - 31,800 14% 3%
47 Business teachers, postsecondary 620 $57,280 $44,780 - 84,210 0% 0%
48 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 600 $36,550 $23,480 - 52,510 11% 14%
49 Bus drivers, school 600 $31,200 $21,530 - 40,770 9% 4%
50 Counter and rental clerks 600 $25,830 $15,770 - 38,560 23% 16%
51 Packers and packagers, hand 600 $25,150 $16,080 - 39,030 -12% 3%
52 Medical assistants 590 $36,390 $27,650 - 48,170 35% 10%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 580 $29,050 $16,640 - 51,500 12% 6%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 570 $70,360 $41,380 - 98,850 7% 13%
55 Medical secretaries 570 $32,250 $24,120 - 41,210 17% 18%
56 Bartenders 570 $24,760 $17,860 - 31,800 11% 17%
57 Child care workers 570 $22,300 $15,700 - 31,070 18% 15%
58 Material moving workers, all other 550 $37,940 $22,620 - 53,660 1% 6%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 540 $89,880 $55,420 - 140,350 9% 10%
60 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 530 $21,400 $15,760 - 27,650 17% 14%
61 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 520 $64,590 $46,480 - 82,740 11% 33%
62 Computer support specialists 500 $46,440 $29,120 - 65,100 13% 43%
63 Dental assistants 480 $42,270 $29,190 - 53,150 29% 9%
64 Sales representatives, services, all other 460 $52,810 $30,170 - 79,470 28% 48%
65 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 460 $33,220 $21,160 - 50,540 1% 29%
66 Construction managers 450 $102,840 $57,930 - 16% 29%
67 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 440 $49,710 $25,150 - 78,670 3% 13%
68 Air traffic controllers 430 $95,670 $39,670 - 130,950 10% 32%
69 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 420 $46,980 $30,490 - 64,410 4% 30%
70 Pharmacy technicians 420 $36,500 $26,720 - 48,150 32% 16%
71 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 420 $36,310 $22,190 - 53,430 11% 5%
72 Fire fighters 410 $48,420 $23,890 - 64,230 12% 18%
73 Industrial truck and tractor operators 410 $40,680 $24,390 - 73,560 -2% 2%
74 Bill and account collectors 410 $39,400 $27,830 - 52,920 23% 13%
75 Cooks, short order 410 $23,440 $19,120 - 29,710 5% 5%
76 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 400 $60,750 $36,040 - 88,160 0% 42%
77 Protective service workers, all other 400 $34,670 $21,840 - 59,430 13% 31%
78 Preschool teachers, except special education 390 $25,940 $19,180 - 33,260 26% 43%
79 Paralegals and legal assistants 380 $55,360 $37,290 - 76,390 22% 45%
80 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 360 $70,130 $37,010 - 102,800 8% 25%
81 Sheet metal workers 360 $56,190 $31,390 - 81,510 7% 4%
82 File clerks 360 $31,110 $20,820 - 41,890 -41% 20%
83 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 350 $62,670 $41,080 - 80,440 12% 3%
84 Postal service mail carriers 350 $0 $ - 1% 11%
85 Legal secretaries 340 $44,840 $29,590 - 61,470 12% 18%
86 Family and general practitioners 330 $128,380 $45,920 - 0% 0%
87 Loan officers 330 $81,200 $35,780 - 138,260 12% 49%
88 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 330 $19,440 $16,020 - 24,360 10% 17%
89 Chefs and head cooks 320 $0 $ - 8% 14%
90 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 310 $39,040 $17,970 - 55,380 27% 47%
91 Radiologic technologists and technicians 300 $61,720 $46,560 - 80,850 15% 25%
92 Food service managers 290 $49,210 $23,930 - 84,130 5% 24%
93 Cargo and freight agents 290 $42,490 $29,350 - 59,960 17% 16%
94 Dental hygienists 280 $93,810 $71,670 - 123,760 30% 33%
95 Hazardous materials removal workers 280 $58,510 $44,990 - 76,860 11% 9%
96 Painters, construction and maintenance 280 $39,270 $26,250 - 58,700 12% 6%
97 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 280 $18,670 $15,770 - 23,450 12% 6%
98 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 270 $63,450 $44,720 - 82,650 8% 9%
99 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 270 $53,930 $35,500 - 78,540 5% 2%
100 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 270 $41,640 $30,650 - 57,150 3% 18%
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Jobs More Common Near Anchorage Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors 40,600 130 36.1
Air traffic controllers 95,670 430 30.5
Petroleum engineers 168,080 590 29.4
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 50,800 270 26.5
Helpers--extraction workers 0 110 21.5
Material moving workers, all other 37,940 550 15.6
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 22,060 130 15.3
Conservation scientists 82,310 100 14.2
Life scientists, all other 48,220 100 11.3
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 107,760 680 10.1
Business teachers, postsecondary 57,280 620 9.5
Conveyor operators and tenders 32,160 230 9.3
Commercial pilots 80,140 180 8.7
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 57,540 1,030 8.7
Transportation workers, all other 42,910 230 7.5
Biological scientists, all other 66,150 180 7.3
Hazardous materials removal workers 58,510 280 6.9
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 96,390 210 6.3
Surveyors 83,060 350 5.8
Natural sciences managers 89,900 260 5.4
Baggage porters and bellhops 23,030 230 4.8
Protective service workers, all other 34,670 400 4.7
Construction and related workers, all other 57,450 180 4.1
Personal and home care aides 25,020 2,120 4.1
Audio and video equipment technicians 46,360 160 3.7
Social workers, all other 50,770 260 3.7
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 61,170 260 3.6
Massage therapists 85,070 190 3.5
Service station attendants 24,140 260 3.5
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 70,130 360 3.3
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 65,110 300 3.3
Occupational health and safety specialists 82,290 180 3.3
Office and administrative support workers, all other 42,700 890 3.1
Family and general practitioners 128,380 330 3.1
Cargo and freight agents 42,490 290 3
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 0 170 3
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 28,120 140 3
All other information and record clerks 42,630 760 3
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 33,220 460 2.9
Chefs and head cooks 0 320 2.9
Education teachers, postsecondary 67,260 130 2.8
Environmental engineers 75,750 160 2.7
Psychiatric aides 36,750 110 2.7
Civil engineers 78,090 860 2.7
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 62,670 350 2.6
Administrative services managers 62,710 780 2.6
Civil engineering technicians 62,020 250 2.6
Chief executives 146,100 850 2.5
Health educators 41,380 170 2.5
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 61,960 1,010 2.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Massage therapists 85,070 2.18 190
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 63,450 1.76 270
Cement masons and concrete finishers 61,720 1.67 150
Construction laborers 51,750 1.66 1,870
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 40,390 1.63 210
Construction and related workers, all other 57,450 1.57 180
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 89,880 1.55 540
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 36,310 1.54 420
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 53,930 1.53 270
Construction and building inspectors 74,700 1.52 120
Teachers and instructors, all other 57,810 1.52 470
Hazardous materials removal workers 58,510 1.52 280
Surveyors 83,060 1.52 350
Teacher assistants 33,530 1.51 1,490
Petroleum engineers 168,080 1.5 590
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 77,260 1.48 220
Dental hygienists 93,810 1.48 280
Electricians 69,170 1.48 1,140
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 35,380 1.47 3,120
Automotive body and related repairers 57,490 1.46 180
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 62,670 1.46 350
Food preparation workers 27,990 1.46 1,210
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 67,090 1.46 710
Carpenters 56,900 1.45 1,810
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 61,960 1.45 1,010
Data entry keyers 37,160 1.43 190
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 60,060 1.42 140
Physician assistants 116,120 1.42 120
Stock clerks and order fillers 32,220 1.41 2,080
Office and administrative support workers, all other 42,700 1.38 890
Bakers 33,070 1.38 180
Civil engineering technicians 62,020 1.37 250
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 49,830 1.37 830
Loan officers 81,200 1.37 330
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 66,730 1.37 110
Industrial truck and tractor operators 40,680 1.35 410
Library assistants, clerical 32,420 1.35 110
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 26,840 1.35 160
Mental health counselors 55,000 1.35 230
Couriers and messengers 32,590 1.35 150
Sheet metal workers 56,190 1.35 360
Psychiatric aides 36,750 1.34 110
Occupational health and safety specialists 82,290 1.34 180
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 64,590 1.33 520
Recreation workers 32,090 1.33 230
Healthcare support workers, all other 38,610 1.32 270
File clerks 31,110 1.32 360
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 96,390 1.32 210
Maintenance and repair workers, general 45,170 1.32 1,590
Security guards 33,090 1.31 1,360

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