Project Management Jobs in Alaska

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Alaska Ranks:
3
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
3
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary
18
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
19
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
28
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
29
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary

With only 3,000 jobs in project management offered statewide, Alaska gives professionals a chilly reception. If you can find work – typically in Anchorage or Fairbanks – aim for construction management in Anchorage, with a yearly salary averaging $111,000. Architectural and engineering managers also fare well here, making $146,000 per year. For a state with so much wilderness and natural beauty, natural sciences managers receive relatively low salaries, ranging from $95,000 to $98,000.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Construction Managers 970 $105,990 128%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 490 $82,900 101%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 480 $144,220 115%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 470 $105,380 87%
Natural Sciences Managers 420 $97,710 84%
Industrial Production Managers 60 $91,130 102%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK 340 $146,060 117%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK 320 $105,390 87%
Fairbanks, AK 60 $105,700 87%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK 560 $110,780 134%
Fairbanks, AK 160 $91,400 110%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK 260 $97,710 84%
Fairbanks, AK 50 $95,340 82%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Anchorage, AK 300 $84,260 103%
Fairbanks, AK 70 $87,390 107%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012