Alaska Teacher Salary Information

Alaska Teaching Salaries have been on the rebound over the last several years. During the 90's, Alaska experienced a period severe apathy toward public education. Funding for education took much of the blow. However, shortly after the turn of the millennium in 2004 at the beginning of the Murkowski Administration, Public Educational funding has taken a large upturn.

Since 2004, educational funding per pupil has risen a whopping 34%! This is fantastic news for those considering a career as an Alaskan teacher. Alaska teaching salaries have benefited greatly from the new found interest in Alaska's quality of education.

The future of Alaska's public education holds great opportunity for motivated teachers. The influx of funding produces monetary advancement opportunities for teachers who are qualified (e.g. have earned advanced degrees).

If you are considering a career as an Alaskan teacher, make sure you include all benefits and career advancement opportunities into the equation along with the Alaska teaching salary. You will find a teacher in Alaska is compensated at a highly competitive rate with other professions in the state.

Here are average annual starting teacher salaries from the National Education Association, 2013 and teacher salaries by grade level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook:


Type of Teacher Average or Median Annual Salary
Starting Teacher (Average) $44,166
Kindergarten Teacher (Median) $67,570
Elementary School Teacher (Median) $64,370
Middle School Teacher (Median) $63,490
High School Teacher (Median) $49,930
Substitute Teacher (Median) $39,420

When viewing these numbers, keep in consideration such benefits as full dental, long-term disability and quality health insurance. Secondly, these are salaries based on a 182-day or 10-month work year. We encourage you to explore what each school district has to offer you, take into consideration the area in which you wish to live and do the math to see if you will be satisfied. Good luck!