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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area

MSA: Anchorage, AK
Population (2016 estimate): 403,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 6.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 179,000
Average Earnings (2016): $49,230

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 9,820 55.7 1.1 $101,340
Business and Financial Operations 9,190 52.1 1.0 $73,180
IT and Mathematical 3,370 19.1 0.6 $78,980
Architecture and Engineering 5,070 28.8 1.6 $97,930
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,590 14.7 1.8 $76,520
Community and Social Services 3,990 22.6 1.6 $49,830
Legal and Judicial 1,500 8.5 1.1 $87,910
Education, Training, and Library 9,280 52.7 0.9 $64,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 2,110 12.0 0.9 $50,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 10,010 56.8 1.0 $80,240
Healthcare Support 4,710 26.7 0.9 $39,440
Protective Services 3,990 22.7 0.9 $55,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related 17,060 96.8 1.1 $23,820
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 5,710 32.4 1.0 $29,750
Personal Care and Services 8,400 47.7 1.5 $29,420
Sales and Related 16,320 92.6 0.9 $30,050
Office and Administrative Support 29,310 166.4 1.1 $40,330
Construction and Extraction 8,960 50.8 1.3 $64,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 7,880 44.7 1.2 $58,920
Production 3,590 20.4 0.3 $41,870
Transportation and Material Moving 13,220 75.0 1.1 $42,320

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