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Counseling Schools In Alaska

There are 3 accredited counseling schools in Alaska for faculty who teach counseling classes to choose from. The trends in Alaska's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:


  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
  3. Alaska Pacific University

    4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Counseling Employment

Alaska 2,080
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Alaska.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Alaska

2,090 1,360 1,780 1,670 1,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of counseling professionals is shrinking in Alaska. There were 250 less counseling professionals working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has shrunk by 12% in Alaska. This decline is faster than the change in the number of counseling professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$45,788 $50,725 $51,725 $55,992 $58,784
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alaska, as the number of counseling professionals is declining, the salaries earned by counseling professionals are increasing. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $45,788 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,784 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Alaska

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 22%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 138% pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling in Alaska.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Alaska

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

Counseling professionals in Alaska earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited counseling schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 48 counseling graduates from counseling courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 51 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 6%. 80% of these graduates received an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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