Social Work Schools In Alaska

In Alaska, there are 2 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Alaska's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Social Work Employment

Alaska 2,020
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Alaska

1,880 1,840 1,740 1,670 2,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Social Work is a growing field in Alaska. In Alaska, 140 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has grown by 7% in Alaska. This growth is slower than the national trend for social workers which shows a 10% increase in the number of social workers working around the nation.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$42,300 $44,880 $46,922 $49,032 $47,908
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to social workers are growing in Alaska. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $42,300 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,908 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Alaska

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 132% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Alaska.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Alaska

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited social work schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 80 social work graduates from social work courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 83 graduates.

This represents a 4% increase in the number of social work degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. 43% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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