There are some 38,675 residents of Alaska classified as LEP (limited English proficient) according to the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. The majority of these speak Tagalog, with Spanish, Korean, Hmong and Russian rounding out the top five. There are only 120 Adult Basic and Secondary teachers for the entire state teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the post-secondary level.
As the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, the average salary for a seasoned teacher in Alaska is $71,040. This can grow to a salary of $94,640 with on the job experience and endorsements.
A teacher certified in an existing content area that chooses to get an ESL endorsement can expect to make a higher salary in Alaska.
The level of pay a high school teacher in Alaska can expect can vary greatly depending on the area:
- Average: $67,830
- Entry: $52,840
- Experienced: $67,440
- Median: $41,970
- Average: $65,740
- Entry: $43,290
- Experienced: $89,820
- Median: $66,330
More information for Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers in Alaska is shown in the table below. The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies adult ESL teachers within this broader category.