Occupational Data

Top Occupations in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough County according to employment, earnings, and job growth. 

Fastest Growing Occupations

Occupation

% Change (2019-2024)

2017 Median Hourly Earnings

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 13% $39.86
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3% $29.77
Food Preparation and Service Related Occupations 2%  $11.89
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2% $21.97
Management Occupations 2%  $44.84
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1%  $34.91
Sales and Related Occupations 0%  $15.32
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 0%  $19.83

Highest Paying Occupations

Occupation % Change (2019-2024) 2017 Median Hourly Earnings
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 13% $39.86
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3% $29.77
Management Occupations 2% $44.84
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1% $36.97
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1% $34.91

Occupation Data: Emsi occupation employment data are based on final Emsi industry data and final Emsi staffing patterns. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage estimates also affected by county-level Emsi earnings by industry. 

State Data Sources:  Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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