Health care wages in Alaska examined in latest Economic Trends edition

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska ranks high in the level of health care wages.

    Those wages are the subject of an article in the December edition of Alaska Economic Trends prepared by the Research and Analysis Unit of the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Research Analyst Aiko Zaguirre  is the author.  She said on Action Line that Alaska is the highest paying state with an average of over  $98,000 a year.   The national average is $80,700

    Alaska ranked first in four health care occupations and second or third in another 14.

    Registered nurses come in sixth at about $87,000.

    The wages for nurse practitioners in Alaska ranked second nationally with an average wage of just over $125,000.

    The figures used in the article are as of May of 2017.


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