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Engineering Schools In Alaska

Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited engineering schools in Alaska. The trends in Alaska's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in engineering includes engineering 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



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Engineering Employment

Alaska 5,600
National 1,704,460

Of all of the engineering professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In Alaska

4,160 4,430 4,570 5,240 5,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, engineering is a growing field. There were 1,190 more engineering professionals working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alaska, this field has grown by 29% in four years. This is faster than the trend for engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 23% between 2006 and 2010.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$59,238 $71,563 $76,869 $83,014 $87,026
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alaska, as the number of engineering professionals is growing, the salaries earned by engineering professionals are increasing. The mean salary for engineering professionals in 2006 was $59,238 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $87,026 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Alaska

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This represents a growth in salaries of 32%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Alaska state, within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid engineering professionals earn 93% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Alaska

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

Engineering professionals in Alaska earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited engineering schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 151 engineering graduates from engineering courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 199 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 32%. 57% of these graduates received an master's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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