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||$99,820||$86,620|
|Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,840||$86,730|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,480||$74,890|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||$60,250||$65,050|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$58,530||$68,760|
|Preschool Teachers Except Special Education||$32,870||$30,150|
|Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education||$43,280||$52,350|
|Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education||$53,870||$55,270|
|Middle School Teachers Except Career/Technical Education||$52,160||$55,780|
|Secondary School Teachers Except Career/Technical Education||$54,310||$56,760|
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|
|Hawaii, Maui and Kauai, non-metropolitan areas||$47,670|
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Hawaii
- Hawaii State Department of Education – Teaching in Hawaii