These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Hawaii For 2018

By Chris Kolmar - Mar. 1, 2018

Find a Job You Really Want In

When we normally think of Hawaii things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Hawaii.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Hawaii job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Aloha State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Hawaii job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Management, as the best industry in Hawaii.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Hawaii

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $98,160 36,410
2 Education, Training, And Library $51,710 42,590
3 Architecture And Engineering $80,480 9,460
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $90,330 31,190
5 Life, Physical, And Social Science $68,540 6,610
6 Legal $83,340 4,110
7 Community And Social Service $50,880 10,500
8 Construction And Extraction $65,140 33,560
9 Computer And Mathematical $77,990 9,300
10 Office And Administrative Support $38,620 91,040
11 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $50,290 9,210
12 Business And Financial Operations $65,610 26,340
13 Protective Service $46,460 20,790
14 Food Preparation And Serving Related $30,750 81,250
15 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $53,250 23,990
16 Transportation $44,830 41,830
17 Production And Manufactoring $39,570 16,070
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $32,960 35,200
19 Personal Care And Service $29,850 20,470
20 Healthcare Support $34,170 19,280
21 Sales $35,820 61,950
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,520 960

Summing up the best industries in Hawaii

There you have it; Management is the best industry to be in if you live around Hawaii.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Hawaii mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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