Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (25-2031)

Occupation description:  Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099). Excludes Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School (25-2032) and Special Education Teachers (25-2050).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,9782,076 5.010 4858
United States 961,6001,017,500 5.85,590 22,81028,400

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 60,44037,80045,520 57,20073,05091,190
Alaska 80,55053,76065,470 78,89097,510116,040
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 88,26061,23071,490 88,240109,020121,870
Fairbanks North Star Borough 87,41052,41067,530 90,650111,040122,680
Southeast Region 69,83036,98056,060 72,50086,69097,050
Balance of State 72,51053,31061,240 72,28084,79095,840

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,255163 7.247.5 31.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation216
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation65
UI claimants previously working in occupation15
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 181
Number of job position postings 57
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

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: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association   (Sitka)
Educator Workshops, In-Person
Educator Workshops, Online
Youth Workshops

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Methods of Instruction I - MOI1
Methods of Instruction II - MOI2

 Degree
ALC Adult Learning Center   (Anchorage)
Spanish Classes

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Art Bac
Art Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
English Bac
English Mas
History Bac
Language Education Lic
Languages Bac
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Bac
Music Bac
Music Education Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Art Bac
Art Bac
Art Mas
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
Biological Sciences PhD
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Mas
English Bac
English Mas
Foreign Languages Bac
History Bac
Inupiaq Eskimo Bac
K-12 Art Lic
K-12 Art Lic
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Mas
Mathematics PhD
Music Bac
Physics Bac
Physics Mas
Physics PhD
Reading Specialist K-12 Lic
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic
Secondary Education Bac
Secondary Education Lic
Teach Cred-Sec Ed Lic

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Ethnobotany CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology Bac
Biology Bac
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-5 Lic
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-8 Lic
Ed Cert - Reading Lic
English Bac
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Education Mas
Reading Specialist Mas
Science Education Mas
Secondary Education Mas
Social Science Bac

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
English (MA) MA
History (MA) MA
Master of Elementary Education (Med) MEd

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)