Biology Schools In Alaska

There are 4 accredited biology schools in Alaska for faculty who teach biology classes to choose from. The trends in Alaska's biology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

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  3. University of Alaska Southeast

    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697

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  4. Alaska Pacific University

    4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Biology Employment

Alaska 2,380
National 232,950

Approximately 1% of the country's biology professionals work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Alaska

2,300 2,070 2,240 2,370 2,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, biology is a growing field. There were 80 more biology professionals working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alaska, this field has grown by 3% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of biology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$54,478 $58,027 $55,688 $60,968 $59,067
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by biology professionals is increasing in Alaska. Biology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $54,478 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $59,067 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Alaska

10th percentile
$40,777
25th percentile
$47,050
50th percentile
$56,385
75th percentile
$68,242
90th percentile
$80,992

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 99% pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of biology in Alaska.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Alaska

Biochemistry
$70,925
Biology
$59,067
Chemistry
$57,545

In Alaska, biology professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska

associate
0
bachelor
7
master
7
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total17

As the number of biology professionals is increasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited biology schools in Alaska state is also increasing. In 2006, 126 students graduated from biology courses in Alaska. And in 2010, 152 students graduated.

This represents a 21% increase in the number of biology degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. 41% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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