Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Iditarod 41

Photos and stories from the last great race.

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Average earnings

What do Alaskans earn in various industries?

Employment growth

Alaska's employment shows a steady increase over the past decade.

Nonresident workers

Nonresidents looking for work in Alaska have their best luck in the "food and kindred products" industry -- mostly seafood processing. Almost 7 out of every 10 workers are nonresidents.

Native corporations

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act formed regional corporations in 1971 to handle money and land transferred to Natives by the federal government. Can you name all the corporations? Twelve corporations are based in Alaska. In addition, one corporation protects the interests of Natives living outside Alaska.

Top 100 private employers in Alaska

Here are the largest employers in Alaska, according to figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

What do Alaskans earn in various industries?

Workers in the mining industry -- hard-rock mining and oil/gas production -- take home the biggest paychecks in Alaska.

Second in line at the bank are construction workers.

Selected categoryAverage
weekly
earnings
Average
weekly hours
Average
hourly earnings
Mining$1,40246.3$30.29
Construction$1,10636.6$27.76
Manufacturing $49341.6$11.86
Seafood processing$45544.5$10.22
Trade, transportation or utilities $51032.8$15.59
Retail trade $42831.5$13.70
Financial activities$69535.919.36

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section.

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