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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

3,020

Salary Range

$59,620 - $99,400

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $59,620 to $99,400 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 120 $106,110
Anchorage 1 $76,720

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

Total Employed

2,250

Salary Range

$64,860 - $119,570

As a high school teacher in Alaska you can expect to make between $64,860 - $119,570. 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 990 $89,960
Fairbanks - $88,630

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

Total Employed

1,000

Salary Range

$57,200 - $106,650

Kindergarten teachers in Alaska, can earn between $57,200 to $106,650 a year. There are around 1000 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 320 $81,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

7,780

Salary Range

$57,200 - $119,570

As a math teacher in Alaska you can expect to make between $57,200 - $119,570. Alaska is home to about seven thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 40 -

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

420

Salary Range

$38,310 - $68,170

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $38,310 to $68,170 a year in Alaska. Alaska is home to about 420 p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 300 $49,750
Fairbanks 30 $52,490

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

Total Employed

520

Salary Range

$26,080 - $63,420

In Alaska, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $26,080 to $63,420, with over 520 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 260 $35,750

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

Total Employed

690

Salary Range

$50,270 - $138,100

As a school administrator in Alaska you can expect to make between $50,270 - $138,100. Alaska is home to about 690 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 40 $66,090

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 240 $118,730
Fairbanks - $131,720

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

790

Salary Range

$54,100 - $104,530

School counselors in Alaska, can earn between $54,100 to $104,530 a year, with over 790 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 330 $70,320
Fairbanks 220 $78,900

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

Total Employed

430

Salary Range

$48,120 - $102,630

School librarians have a salary range between $48,120 to $102,630 a year in Alaska. Alaska is home to about 430 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 180 $79,580
Fairbanks 40 $70,620

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

1,290

Salary Range

$54,410 - $110,950

In Alaska, a special education teacher's salary may range from $54,410 to $110,950. Alaska is home to about a thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 390 $81,760

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

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anchorage 90 $82,480

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Total Employed

1,600

Salary Range

$32,990 - $59,230

In Alaska, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $32,990 to $59,230. Alaska is home to about a thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 410 $46,760

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

4,770

Salary Range

$32,560 - $57,190

In Alaska, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $32,560 to $57,190. There are around four thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fairbanks 400 $51,010
Anchorage 1 $39,650

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

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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