Tourism & job generation

The visitor industry creates 43,300 jobs in the state, with $1.5 billion in payroll and $4.5 billion in total economic output. Alaska’s cruise/tour industry accounts for 39,000 jobs, with an industry-related payroll of $1.32 billion, according to a study by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

If you are looking for a job within the cruise industry, check out the employment opportunities at these member sites:



Tens of thousands of Alaskans are employed by cruise lines and cruise-related businesses each year.

If you are interested in a job in the visitor
industry, visit Workplace Alaska.


Anchorage leisure and hospitality employment



Source: Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.