Research Salaries in Hawaii

For a Hawaii certified teacher, income amounts tend to vary based on the experience of the teacher and whether the teacher will work in an elementary school, middle school, or high school setting. Information about the various teaching salaries for those with Hawaii teacher certification can be found at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The following data shows possible earnings for those becoming a teacher in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Education notes that experience and military service can impact salary averages for teachers in the state. Average salaries may be similar for those who earn their degrees from offline or online teaching schools in Hawaii, as well as those who received teaching credentials from another state or country.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Hawaii Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $73,830 $89,100
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $90,670 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $72,800 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $64,230 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $57,180 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $32,850 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $43,310 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $54,380 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $54,360 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $55,930 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $52,270 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $51,060 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $53,630 $39,370

Hawaii is a state with relatively few large cities, so teachers should expect to work in non-metropolitan areas if they choose to take a teaching assignment here. Teachers with a Hawaii teaching license can expect to earn slightly more in Honolulu, the biggest city in Hawaii, though the difference may be negligible.

City Annual mean wage
Honolulu, HI $50,050
Hawaii, Maui and Kauai, non-metropolitan areas $47,080

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Brigham Young University-Hawaii

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55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762-1294
(808) 675-3211

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Hawaii Pacific University

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1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-0200

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Honolulu Community College

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874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96817-4505
(808) 845-9211

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
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