Alaska Journalism and Communications Careers, Salaries, and Associations
Editing positions in the state of Alaska are limited with approximately 50 workers and salary figures are estimated at the annual mean wage of $50,790 across the state. Reporters are just below that number at over $48,000, but that figure trends at close to $60,000 in the Anchorage metropolitan area. Managerial positions within advertising, with some needing a Master’s degree or many years of experience, are significantly higher with the median salary falling at approximately $79,190, but that number still falls much lower than the national level.
The Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America provides the latest news within the field of public relations, offers updated job openings on the website and through an e-mail subscription service, and various events for dealing with various challenges or gaining skill sets to utilize in the field.
There are also member updates to spotlight accomplishments in the field and to gain further networking opportunity. Public relations specialists make an average of just over $70,000 across the state of Alaska according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.