Country Payroll Guide USA – Alaska

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Key Facts

Capital
Juneau
Date format
mm/dd/yyyy
Currency
United States Dollar (USD)

Contributions

Employers

Unemployment (State)
Unemployment (State) - 1% to 5.4%
Unemployment- New Employer (State)
Unemployment- New Employer (State) - 2.07%
Social Security (FICA - Federal)
Social Security (FICA - Federal) - 6.2%
Medicare (FICA - Federal)
Medicare (FICA - Federal) - 1.45%
Unemployment (FUTA - Federal)
Unemployment (FUTA - Federal) - 6%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - Up to 19.05%

Employees

Unemployment (State)
Unemployment (State) - 0.5%
FICA Social Security (Federal)
FICA Social Security (Federal) - 6.2%
FICA Medicare (Federal)
FICA Medicare (Federal) - 1.45%
FUTA Unemployment (Federal)
FUTA Unemployment (Federal) - 6%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - Up to 15.05%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Alaska is 10.35 USD per hour.

Payroll

Payroll Cycle
Bi-Weekly, Monthly
13th Salary

There are no statutory laws on 13th salary.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1) Single Filer (Federal)
$0 - $9,875 = 10%
Employee Income Tax (2) Single Filer (Federal)
$9,876 - $40,125 = 12%
Employee Income Tax (3) Single Filer (Federal)
$40,126 - $85,525 = 22%
Employee Income Tax (4)Single Filer (Federal)
$85,526 - $163,300 = 24%
Employee Income Tax (5) Single Filer (Federal)
$163,301 - $207,350 = 32%
Employee Income Tax (6) Single Filer (Federal)
$207,350 - $518,400 = 35%
Employee Income Tax (7) Single Filer (Federal)
Over $518,400 = 37%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week, eight hours per day.

Overtime

Overtime must be paid at a minimum of 150% of the employee’s regular wage.

Leave

Paid Time Off

There are no statutory laws regarding annual leave in Alaska.

Public Holidays

11 public holidays.

Sick Days

There are no statutory laws on sick leave in the State of Alaska, however, an employer may be obligated to follow the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which will entitle the employee to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

For an employee to be granted this leave, they must have worked a minimum of 12 months.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave falls under the Alaska Family Leave Act (AFLA), entitling the employee to 18 weeks of unpaid leave.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave falls under the AFLA.

Parental Leave

Parental leave falls under the AFLA.

Other Leave

Alaska Family Leave (AFLA) allows for an employee to take 18 weeks of unpaid leave in a 24-month period in certain circumstances.

Termination

Termination Process

In Alaska, both the employer and employee can terminate the employment contract at any time, once no discrimination has taken place in the process.

Notice Period

Following the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), 60 days of notice is required:

  • One month during the first year of service
  • Two months during the second to the ninth year of service
  • Three months from the tenth year of service
Severance Pay

There is no requirement for severance pay, it is a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee.

Probation Period

Maximum of one year.

Visa

Employment Visa

In general, work visas are based on a specific offer of employment. In most cases, a petition must be filed and approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before applying for the visa at a U.S. Embassy.