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Alaska

State Facts

Minimum Wage$10.34
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$24.32
Number of Renter Households89,797
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
17,129
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
19%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
29,296
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
33%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$538/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$782/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,303/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$970/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,264/mo

Working at minimum wage $10.34/hr

Each week you have to work 72 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 255,173 80,040 106,970 36,199 31,964 988 1,306 106,970 4,499 284 726 1,430 36,199 917 755 12,878 21,781 5,299 4,231 1,750 366 31,964 2,777 1,991 1,795 1,204 2,353 3,572 411 2,287 3,373 989 221 1,857
Renter 89,797 27,086 40,408 14,884 7,419 381 944 40,408 1,989 138 124 566 14,884 362 202 4,559 5,372 1,914 2,129 495 130 7,419 1,061 1,059 774 354 622 1,401 148 618 876 284 107 477
Percent Renters 35% 34% 38% 41% 23% 39% 72% 38% 44% 49% 17% 40% 41% 39% 27% 35% 25% 36% 50% 28% 36% 23% 38% 53% 43% 29% 26% 39% 36% 27% 26% 29% 48% 26%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $16.95 $17.84 $16.87 $16.87 $14.31 $15.58 $21.10 $16.87 $23.88 $13.17 $19.54 $16.50 $16.87 $14.08 $15.12 $18.42 $15.67 $17.04 $20.04 $11.62 $11.04 $14.31 $22.88 $20.65 $19.52 $15.98 $14.31 $17.44 $17.67 $17.83 $14.69 $12.85 $16.02 $11.42
One-Bedroom $18.66 $19.90 $18.23 $19.29 $15.17 $17.02 $24.13 $18.23 $26.19 $14.40 $21.35 $18.13 $19.29 $15.38 $16.52 $22.19 $15.77 $19.50 $22.92 $12.69 $13.08 $15.17 $23.02 $23.54 $22.33 $17.67 $15.31 $20.00 $20.38 $17.94 $18.98 $13.79 $17.50 $14.42
Two-Bedroom $24.32 $25.41 $24.00 $25.38 $19.90 $22.40 $31.75 $24.00 $32.65 $18.94 $28.10 $23.73 $25.38 $20.25 $21.73 $27.73 $20.62 $25.65 $30.15 $16.69 $15.87 $19.90 $28.87 $30.98 $29.38 $22.98 $19.54 $23.63 $25.25 $23.62 $22.12 $18.15 $23.04 $16.44
Three-Bedroom $33.84 $33.77 $34.10 $36.06 $28.27 $27.69 $39.25 $34.10 $40.37 $26.90 $34.73 $29.46 $36.06 $25.04 $26.87 $39.38 $28.98 $34.17 $37.27 $20.63 $22.33 $28.27 $39.00 $38.29 $39.69 $28.40 $24.15 $32.98 $31.21 $33.54 $27.35 $25.40 $28.48 $23.37
Four-Bedroom $40.40 $39.43 $41.08 $43.44 $34.08 $33.60 $47.62 $41.08 $48.98 $28.73 $42.13 $32.17 $43.44 $30.37 $29.46 $46.77 $31.96 $43.62 $46.19 $25.04 $24.75 $34.08 $39.13 $42.02 $39.85 $38.37 $26.50 $38.63 $37.87 $37.60 $37.85 $27.23 $34.56 $24.65
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $881 $928 $877 $877 $744 $810 $1,097 $877 $1,242 $685 $1,016 $858 $877 $732 $786 $958 $815 $886 $1,042 $604 $574 $744 $1,190 $1,074 $1,015 $831 $744 $907 $919 $927 $764 $668 $833 $594
One-Bedroom $970 $1,035 $948 $1,003 $789 $885 $1,255 $948 $1,362 $749 $1,110 $943 $1,003 $800 $859 $1,154 $820 $1,014 $1,192 $660 $680 $789 $1,197 $1,224 $1,161 $919 $796 $1,040 $1,060 $933 $987 $717 $910 $750
Two-Bedroom $1,264 $1,321 $1,248 $1,320 $1,035 $1,165 $1,651 $1,248 $1,698 $985 $1,461 $1,234 $1,320 $1,053 $1,130 $1,442 $1,072 $1,334 $1,568 $868 $825 $1,035 $1,501 $1,611 $1,528 $1,195 $1,016 $1,229 $1,313 $1,228 $1,150 $944 $1,198 $855
Three-Bedroom $1,760 $1,756 $1,773 $1,875 $1,470 $1,440 $2,041 $1,773 $2,099 $1,399 $1,806 $1,532 $1,875 $1,302 $1,397 $2,048 $1,507 $1,777 $1,938 $1,073 $1,161 $1,470 $2,028 $1,991 $2,064 $1,477 $1,256 $1,715 $1,623 $1,744 $1,422 $1,321 $1,481 $1,215
Four-Bedroom $2,101 $2,051 $2,136 $2,259 $1,772 $1,747 $2,476 $2,136 $2,547 $1,494 $2,191 $1,673 $2,259 $1,579 $1,532 $2,432 $1,662 $2,268 $2,402 $1,302 $1,287 $1,772 $2,035 $2,185 $2,072 $1,995 $1,378 $2,009 $1,969 $1,955 $1,968 $1,416 $1,797 $1,282
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $35,254 $37,114 $35,080 $35,080 $29,760 $32,400 $43,880 $35,080 $49,680 $27,400 $40,640 $34,320 $35,080 $29,280 $31,440 $38,320 $32,600 $35,440 $41,680 $24,160 $22,960 $29,760 $47,600 $42,960 $40,600 $33,240 $29,760 $36,280 $36,760 $37,080 $30,560 $26,720 $33,320 $23,760
One-Bedroom $38,806 $41,391 $37,920 $40,120 $31,560 $35,400 $50,200 $37,920 $54,480 $29,960 $44,400 $37,720 $40,120 $32,000 $34,360 $46,160 $32,800 $40,560 $47,680 $26,400 $27,200 $31,560 $47,880 $48,960 $46,440 $36,760 $31,840 $41,600 $42,400 $37,320 $39,480 $28,680 $36,400 $30,000
Two-Bedroom $50,578 $52,852 $49,920 $52,800 $41,400 $46,600 $66,040 $49,920 $67,920 $39,400 $58,440 $49,360 $52,800 $42,120 $45,200 $57,680 $42,880 $53,360 $62,720 $34,720 $33,000 $41,400 $60,040 $64,440 $61,120 $47,800 $40,640 $49,160 $52,520 $49,120 $46,000 $37,760 $47,920 $34,200
Three-Bedroom $70,393 $70,252 $70,920 $75,000 $58,800 $57,600 $81,640 $70,920 $83,960 $55,960 $72,240 $61,280 $75,000 $52,080 $55,880 $81,920 $60,280 $71,080 $77,520 $42,920 $46,440 $58,800 $81,120 $79,640 $82,560 $59,080 $50,240 $68,600 $64,920 $69,760 $56,880 $52,840 $59,240 $48,600
Four-Bedroom $84,022 $82,022 $85,440 $90,360 $70,880 $69,880 $99,040 $85,440 $101,880 $59,760 $87,640 $66,920 $90,360 $63,160 $61,280 $97,280 $66,480 $90,720 $96,080 $52,080 $51,480 $70,880 $81,400 $87,400 $82,880 $79,800 $55,120 $80,360 $78,760 $78,200 $78,720 $56,640 $71,880 $51,280
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34 $10.34
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538 $538
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 66 69 65 65 55 60 82 65 92 51 76 64 65 54 58 71 61 66 78 45 43 55 89 80 76 62 55 67 68 69 57 50 62 44
One-Bedroom 72 77 71 75 59 66 93 71 101 56 83 70 75 60 64 86 61 75 89 49 51 59 89 91 86 68 59 77 79 69 73 53 68 56
Two-Bedroom 94 98 93 98 77 87 123 93 126 73 109 92 98 78 84 107 80 99 117 65 61 77 112 120 114 89 76 91 98 91 86 70 89 64
Three-Bedroom 131 131 132 139 109 107 152 132 156 104 134 114 139 97 104 152 112 132 144 80 86 109 151 148 154 110 93 128 121 130 106 98 110 90
Four-Bedroom 156 153 159 168 132 130 184 159 189 111 163 124 168 117 114 181 124 169 179 97 96 132 151 163 154 148 103 149 146 145 146 105 134 95
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361 $361
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $31,261 $28,407 $34,890 $29,340 $28,440 $25,920 $31,860 $34,890 $18,000 $32,760 $35,280 $18,600 $29,340 $26,400 $22,500 $36,270 $29,520 $30,240 $32,520 $12,120 $15,960 $28,440 $19,860 $27,810 $19,560 $27,720 $21,570 $30,660 $27,750 $28,350 $33,060 $23,220 $26,700 $17,190
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $52,102 $47,345 $58,150 $48,900 $47,400 $43,200 $53,100 $58,150 $30,000 $54,600 $58,800 $31,000 $48,900 $44,000 $37,500 $60,450 $49,200 $50,400 $54,200 $20,200 $26,600 $47,400 $33,100 $46,350 $32,600 $46,200 $35,950 $51,100 $46,250 $47,250 $55,100 $38,700 $44,500 $28,650
Median Renter Household Income $61,100 $60,868 $63,382 $62,813 $46,085 $76,168 $97,605 $63,382 $58,735 $85,699 $48,034 $50,321 $62,813 $65,875 $59,013 $67,276 $53,888 $51,367 $68,731 $35,853 $62,216 $46,085 $66,893 $79,751 $73,717 $35,433 $41,433 $57,426 $68,620 $46,061 $61,189 $42,544 $64,770 $40,845
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $782 $710 $872 $734 $711 $648 $797 $872 $450 $819 $882 $465 $734 $660 $563 $907 $738 $756 $813 $303 $399 $711 $497 $695 $489 $693 $539 $767 $694 $709 $827 $581 $668 $430
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,303 $1,184 $1,454 $1,223 $1,185 $1,080 $1,328 $1,454 $750 $1,365 $1,470 $775 $1,223 $1,100 $938 $1,511 $1,230 $1,260 $1,355 $505 $665 $1,185 $828 $1,159 $815 $1,155 $899 $1,278 $1,156 $1,181 $1,378 $968 $1,113 $716
Median Renter Household Income $1,527 $1,522 $1,585 $1,570 $1,152 $1,904 $2,440 $1,585 $1,468 $2,142 $1,201 $1,258 $1,570 $1,647 $1,475 $1,682 $1,347 $1,284 $1,718 $896 $1,555 $1,152 $1,672 $1,994 $1,843 $886 $1,036 $1,436 $1,715 $1,152 $1,530 $1,064 $1,619 $1,021

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Waiters and Waitresses2,980$12.24
Fast Food and Counter Workers6,730$14.53
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers2,450$14.75
Cashiers6,050$14.85
Retail Salespersons7,450$15.31
Food Preparation Workers2,970$15.42
Home Health and Personal Care Aides6,410$18.35
Stockers and Order Fillers6,250$18.39
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4,900$18.46
Receptionists and Information Clerks2,390$18.59
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary3,900$18.60
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$18.66
Customer Service Representatives2,300$19.28
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3,960$19.30
Security Guards2,230$20.16
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3,990$22.31
Office Clerks, General5,380$22.99
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2,480$23.86
Construction Laborers2,490$24.08
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4,480$24.26
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3,900$24.28
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$24.32
All Occupations295,880$24.83
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3,020$30.37
Carpenters2,280$31.05
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers4,150$31.15
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators2,520$31.37
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education2,860$39.30
Accountants and Auditors2,280$39.40
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education2,470$39.44
General and Operations Managers6,650$48.25
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers2,360$48.51
Registered Nurses6,060$50.41