Accountants and Auditors (13-2011)

Occupation description:  Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents (13-2081).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2,0372,112 3.761 119188
United States 1,397,7001,537,600 10.043,300 84,400141,690

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.4620.6826.08 33.3444.1258.76
Alaska 39.4424.7228.97 36.2546.2958.79
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.5525.0528.99 35.9446.7058.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 45.5225.2427.81 34.4949.5962.75
Southeast Region 40.7226.4330.64 37.7044.6957.46
Balance of State 37.4318.2327.06 35.3445.0257.37

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,917125 6.548.6 36.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation327
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation197
UI claimants previously working in occupation69
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,935
Number of job position postings 307
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.3

Alaska Licensing Information


Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Accounting Technology AAS

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Accounting Specialist

 Degree
Charter College, Wasilla   (Wasilla)
Business Office Administration Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Accounting AAS
Accounting BBA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Accounting BBA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Applied Accounting AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Accounting CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Accounting CT2

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Accounting Essentials

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Accountants and Auditors (February 2013)