Early Childhood Education Jobs in Alaska

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Don’t let the chill of the Alaskan tundra prevent you from checking out the early childhood education jobs there. Salaries for preschool teachers in Alaska are the highest in the country. Kindergarten teachers and special education teachers enjoy pay levels ranking among the top five in the state. Job seekers should check out schools and organizations in Anchorage for competitive pay rates. Overall, the state’s salaries are very friendly for these teachers.

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Alaska Salary Rankings

#1

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#3

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#3

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#5

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#7

in the US for Childcare Workers

#11

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Early Childhood Jobs in Alaska

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 2,080 $22,510 check115%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,100 $38,780 eks93%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 570 $65,020 check121%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 550 $33,540 check124%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $67,570 check135%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 210 $63,180 check120%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 100 $44,970 check102%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Anchorage, AK 1,430 $21,880 check112%
Fairbanks, AK 90 $25,250 check129%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Anchorage, AK 50 $44,050 eks100%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Anchorage, AK 40 $57,770 check115%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Anchorage, AK 280 $33,370 check123%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Anchorage, AK 350 $60,970 check113%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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