Tourism & job generation

The visitor industry creates 39,000 jobs in the state, with $1.32 billion in payroll and $3.93 billion in spending. A study by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED) found that the total number of workers directly and indirectly connected to the industry is over 46,500. Alaska’s cruise/tour industry accounts for 39,000 jobs, with an industry-related payroll of $1.32 billion, according to DCCED.

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



* Estimated.
Source: Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.