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Teacher Jobs in Alaska

The state of Alaska's average starting wage for teachers is $44,166, partially to compensate for the unique geographical elements that teachers may have to endure. On a national level, there is much demand for teachers with all sorts of credentials at all levels - in Alaska, however emphasis is placed on bicultural sensitivity and bilingualism. Having credentials in languages or STEM subjects may entitle candidates to apply for teacher's loan forgiveness. Key areas of need in the state are Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, and Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

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Alaska Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

3,820

Salary Range

$60,780 - $104,300

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $60,780 to $104,300 a year in Alaska. There are around three thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 530 $75,550
Anchorage 1,790 $76,240

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

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Total Employed

2,790

Salary Range

$61,980 - $104,760

As a high school teacher in Alaska you can expect to make between $61,980 - $104,760. There are around two thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 900 $82,100
Fairbanks 300 $74,610

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

110

Salary Range

$49,050 - $96,000

Kindergarten teachers in Alaska, can earn between $49,050 to $96,000 a year. There are around 110 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

7,880

Salary Range

$49,050 - $114,710

As a math teacher in Alaska you can expect to make between $49,050 - $114,710. Alaska is home to about seven thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

370

Salary Range

$28,400 - $88,690

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $28,400 to $88,690 a year in Alaska. Alaska is home to about 370 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 60 $46,070
Anchorage 220 $54,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

1,110

Salary Range

$26,550 - $52,450

In Alaska, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $26,550 to $52,450, with over 1,110 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 80 $36,690
Anchorage 770 $32,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

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Total Employed

910

Salary Range

$43,490 - $149,510

As a school administrator in Alaska you can expect to make between $43,490 - $149,510. Alaska is home to about 910 school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 80 $50,080

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 270 $114,240
Fairbanks 110 $101,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

770

Salary Range

$48,910 - $102,030

School counselors in Alaska, can earn between $48,910 to $102,030 a year, with over 770 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 400 $66,650
Fairbanks 110 $63,490

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

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Total Employed

690

Salary Range

$57,310 - $100,670

In Alaska, a special education teacher's salary may range from $57,310 to $100,670. Alaska is home to about 690 special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 130 $68,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Largest School Districts in Alaska

School District Schools Teachers
Anchorage School District 97 2,903
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 45 894
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 35 802
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 43 603
Juneau School District 14 304
Lower Kuskokwim School District 28 291
Bering Strait School District 15 176
North Slope Borough School District 11 162
Kodiak Island Borough School District 15 158
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District 10 154
Lower Yukon School District 11 147
Northwest Allen County Schools District 13 131
Sitka School District 6 107
Galena City School District 4 59
Nome Public Schools District 5 58
Southwest Region School District 8 54
Yukon-Koyukuk School District 10 54
Valdez City School District 3 48
Dillingham City School District 3 46
Delta-Greely School District 6 45
Lake and Peninsula Borough School District 15 44
Yupiit School District 3 43
Petersburg City School District 3 35
Unalaska City School District 2 32
Alaska Gateway School District 8 31
Aleutians East Borough School District 7 30
Copper River School District 6 30
Craig City School District 5 29
Yukon Flats School District 9 28
Kuspuk School District 9 27
Annette Island School District 3 26
Denali Borough School District 4 25
Southeast Island School District 11 25
Iditarod Area School District 8 24
Wrangell Public School District 4 24
Haines Borough School District 4 22
Cordova City School District 3 22
Nenana City School District 2 21
Chatham School District 5 14
Chugach School District 4 13
Hoonah City School District 2 12
Bristol Bay Borough School District 2 12
Yakutat School District 2 10

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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