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Fire Science Schools In Alaska

There are 2 accredited fire science schools in Alaska for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science training in Alaska, which includes fire science training at the fire science associates degree level.


  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 Fire Science Employment

Alaska 450
National 154,160

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

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Alaska

400 350 410 440 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, fire science is a growing field. In Alaska, 50 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of fire science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$37,617 $67,633 $69,187 $52,523 $74,453
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Alaska. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $37,617 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $74,453 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Alaska

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Thus, there was a 49% growth in fire science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alaska, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science. The pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 123%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Alaska

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Alaska, fire science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited fire science schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 26 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 30 graduates.

Thus there was a 15% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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