• Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy, but PLAs are required on local projects, including in the municipality of Anchorage.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $25,000.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute expressly prohibits or authorizes use on horizontal or vertical projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 79% of peak labor demand.

    State offered in $0 grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2021.

  • Career and Technical Education

    78% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Alaska does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.


  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Alaska

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: 30 days after payment request, interest at 10.5% per year starting 3 weeks after payment is due.
Subs: Payment must be made to subs and from subs to lower tiers within 8 business days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal and personal use. Available in limited retail settings.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)