Average Teacher Salary in Alaska

The average teacher salary in Alaska was significantly higher than the national average for both 2008 and 2009. The national averages were $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008. Teaching salaries in Alaska were $66,560 in 2009 and $56,655 in 2008.

From 2007 to 2008, teacher salary in Alaska rose by a small .42%, but from 2008 to 2009, there was an astonishing 17.48 percent increase. The average teacher salary in Alaska jumped from $56,655 to $66,560 from 2008 to 2009. This increase in 2009 resulted in a 17.98 percent increase in a two-year period.

Teacher salaries in Alaska went down in the national ranking between 2007 and 2008 from number 6 to number 8. Then, in 2009 teaching salaries in Alaska exploded to the number three ranking in the nation.

Alaska teacher salaries have been consistently rising over the last several years. Take a look at the Alaska teacher salary schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Alaska 3 $66,560.00 8 $56,655.00 6 $56,416.67 17.48% 0.42% 17.98%

Read our article on becoming a teacher in Alaska if you are interested in teaching in Alaska.

Financial Data for Alaska

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $578,916,138
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $412,554,779
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $57,778,645
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $13,113
  • Total current expenditures per student: $25,033

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $11,580
  • Federal revenue per student: $2,336

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $-1
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $204,158,329
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $43,583,090
  • Federal grants through state: $136,059,487

Alaska School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Alaska Gateway School District 31 15 to 1
1313.5 Alaska Hwy
Tok, AK 99780
907-883-5151
Aleutian Region School District 6 7 to 1
118 East International Airport
Anchorage, AK 99518
907-277-2648
Aleutians East Borough School District 34 8 to 1
100 Mossberry Ln
Sand Point, AK 99661
907-383-5222
Anchorage School District 2,839 17 to 1
5530 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99519
907-742-4312
Annette Island School District 29 9 to 1
4th And Milton St
Metlakatla, AK 99926
907-886-6332
Bering Strait School District 171 10 to 1
225 Main St
Unalakleet, AK 99684
907-624-3611
Bristol Bay Borough School District 14 10 to 1
2 School Rd North
Naknek, AK 99633
907-246-4225
Chatham School District 18 9 to 1
100 Kootznoohoo Rd
Angoon, AK 99820
907-788-3302
Chugach School District 11 22 to 1
9312 Vanguard Dr Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-522-7400
Copper River School District 37 14 to 1
1976 Aurora Dr
Glennallen, AK 99588
907-822-3234
Cordova City School District 26 15 to 1
100 Fisherman Ave
Cordova, AK 99574
907-424-3265
Craig City School District 32 23 to 1
100 School Rd
Craig, AK 99921
907-826-3274
Delta/greely School District 61 19 to 1
1664 North Clearwater
Delta Junction, AK 99737
907-895-4781
Denali Borough School District 26 17 to 1
280 Suntrana St
Healy, AK 99743
907-683-2278
Dillingham City School District 39 13 to 1
135 Main St
Dillingham, AK 99576
907-842-5223
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 805 18 to 1
520 Fifth Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-452-2000
Galena City School District 63 59 to 1
299 Antoski Ave
Galena, AK 99741
907-656-1205
Haines Borough School District 22 15 to 1
604 Haines Hwy
Haines, AK 99827
907-766-6725
Hoonah City School District 11 12 to 1
366 Garteeni Hwy
Hoonah, AK 99829
907-945-3611
Hydaburg City School District 9 8 to 1
100 Totem Pole Ln
Hydaburg, AK 99922
907-285-3491
Iditarod Area School District 20 15 to 1
1 Takotna Ave
Mcgrath, AK 99627
907-524-3033
Juneau Borough School District 333 15 to 1
811 West 12th St
Juneau, AK 99801
907-523-1700
Kake City School District 10 10 to 1
175 Library Placeace
Kake, AK 99830
907-785-3741
Kashunamiut School District 29 11 to 1
985 Ksd Way
Chevak, AK 99563
907-858-7713
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 570 17 to 1
148 North Binkley St
Soldotna, AK 99669
907-714-8888
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District 152 14 to 1
2610 Fourth Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-247-2109
Klawock City School District 13 9 to 1
100 Bayview Blvd
Klawock, AK 99925
907-755-2917
Kodiak Island Borough School District 177 15 to 1
722 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak, AK 99615
907-481-6200
Kuspuk School District 37 9 to 1
1 Boundary Ave
Aniak, AK 99557
907-675-4250
Lake And Peninsula Borough School District 46 9 to 1
Jensen Dr 498
King Salmon, AK 99613
907-246-4280
Lower Kuskokwim School District 284 14 to 1
1004 Ron Edwards Way
Bethel, AK 99559
907-543-4810
Lower Yukon School District 151 14 to 1
1st Bldg. Airporoute Rd
Mountain Village, AK 99632
907-591-2411
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District 949 17 to 1
501 North Gulkana
Palmer, AK 99645
907-746-9255
Mount Edgecumbe High School 22 20 to 1
1330 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99835
907-966-3200
Nenana City School District 22 50 to 1
2nd And C St
Nenana, AK 99760
907-832-5464
Nome Public Schools 50 14 to 1
Mile 3.5 Nome-teller Hwy
Nome, AK 99762
907-443-2231
North Slope Borough School District 135 14 to 1
829 Aivak St
Barrow, AK 99723
907-852-5311
Northwest Arctic Borough School District 143 14 to 1
776 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
907-442-3472
Pelican City School District 2 8 to 1
101 South Salmon Way
Pelican, AK 99832
907-735-2236
Petersburg City School District 40 13 to 1
201 Charles West St
Petersburg, AK 99833
907-772-4271
Pribilof School District 11 11 to 1
930 Tolstoi Blvd
Saint Paul Island, AK 99660
907-546-3337
Saint Mary's School District 14 13 to 1
1 Dixon Circlecle
Saint Mary S, AK 99658
907-438-2411
Sitka School District 103 13 to 1
300 Kostrometinoff St
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-8622
Skagway City School District 12 8 to 1
1563 Main St
Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-2960
Southeast Island School District 18 9 to 1
1218 A Shoreline Dr
Thorne Bay, AK 99919
907-828-8254
Southwest Region School District 60 11 to 1
574 Kenny Wren Rd
Dillingham, AK 99576
907-842-5287
Tanana City School District 6 7 to 1
89 Front St
Tanana, AK 99777
907-366-7203
Unalaska City School District 31 13 to 1
55 East Brdway St
Unalaska, AK 99685
907-581-3151
Valdez City School District 48 15 to 1
1112 West Klutina
Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-4357
Wrangell Public School District 24 13 to 1
350 Bennett St
Wrangell, AK 99929
907-874-2347
Yakutat School District 13 10 to 1
429 Forest Hwy
Yakutat, AK 99689
907-784-3317
Yukon Flats School District 31 9 to 1
123 Hill St
Fort Yukon, AK 99740
907-662-2515
Yukon/koyukuk School District 44 32 to 1
4762 Old Airporoute Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-374-9400
Yupiit School District 43 10 to 1
Main St
Akiachak, AK 99551
907-825-3600