The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Hawaii For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Hawaii

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Hawaii. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Hawaii.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Hawaii:

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the Aloha State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Hawaii For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 509 job classifications in Hawaii in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Hawaii

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $250,180 $140,130 140
2 Family Medicine Physicians $236,440 $137,520 330
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $235,770 $134,910 330
4 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $229,310 $65,550 1,490
5 Nurse Anesthetists $198,330 $172,620 90
6 Chief Executives $190,010 $70,240 910
7 Dentists, General $182,210 $64,190 700
8 Pediatricians, General $173,290 $113,190 200
9 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $144,330 $78,980 480
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $140,370 $99,400 890
11 Astronomers $136,230 $57,740 100
12 Medical And Health Services Managers $133,320 $75,290 1,540
13 Pharmacists $129,360 $108,530 1,630
14 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $129,270 $56,660 70
15 Optometrists $128,140 $83,350 160
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $127,450 $78,120 990
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $127,280 $55,390 410
18 Physicists $124,660 $42,470 50
19 Nurse Practitioners $124,000 $75,300 420
20 Financial Managers $122,780 $66,580 2,820
21 Podiatrists $120,910 $69,810 40
22 Computer Hardware Engineers $120,220 $67,900 60
23 Physician Assistants $117,200 $64,300 300
24 Petroleum Engineers $116,990 $86,640 30
25 Construction Managers $116,910 $64,690 2,160
26 Aerospace Engineers $116,370 $76,580 30
27 General And Operations Managers $115,160 $48,700 9,370
28 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $114,620 $60,780 110
29 Natural Sciences Managers $113,470 $78,220 270
30 Air Traffic Controllers $113,100 $71,230 240
31 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $112,910 $86,130 640
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $112,880 $64,430 430
33 Human Resources Managers $110,540 $67,780 600
34 Lawyers $109,420 $64,090 2,040
35 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $109,320 $84,230 450
36 Chiropractors $109,050 $52,360 80
37 Sales Managers $108,840 $55,600 1,830
38 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,350 $62,090 40
39 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $108,140 $85,600 140
40 Marketing Managers $107,880 $51,330 670
41 Physical Scientists, All Other $107,050 $64,390 70
42 Commercial Pilots $105,520 $45,480 350
43 Information Security Analysts $104,910 $56,380 340
44 Registered Nurses $104,060 $68,820 11,330
45 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $103,990 $62,250 1,610
46 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $103,690 $71,520 80
47 Education Administrators, All Other $103,370 $40,230 200
48 Training And Development Managers $102,970 $57,510 130
49 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,340 $35,720 120
50 Purchasing Managers $102,310 $65,840 260
51 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $102,290 $69,340 1,080
52 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $102,140 $83,520 170
53 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $101,620 $67,520 450
54 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $101,400 $71,230 470
55 Lodging Managers $100,730 $52,540 350
56 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $99,870 $52,070 1,540
57 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $99,570 $54,880 1,880
58 Engineers, All Other $99,470 $65,090 600
59 Industrial Production Managers $99,160 $59,430 130
60 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $98,480 $74,770 40
61 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,830 $32,350 270
62 Veterinarians $97,810 $55,600 250
63 Industrial Engineers $97,550 $59,120 60
64 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $97,490 $46,810 1,220
65 Advertising And Promotions Managers $97,300 $50,360 100
66 Computer Network Architects $96,790 $65,900 420
67 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $96,540 $68,400 110
68 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $96,290 $62,310 500
69 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $94,420 $62,840 270
70 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $94,420 $47,930 280
71 Operations Research Analysts $94,010 $54,930 150
72 Database Administrators And Architects $93,990 $57,560 310
73 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $93,430 $30,380 280
74 Physical Therapists $92,650 $67,980 790
75 Environmental Engineers $91,770 $60,910 200
76 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $90,560 $29,120 160
77 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,480 $32,060 70
78 Electrical Engineers $89,930 $58,730 990
79 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $89,270 $41,130 270
80 Emergency Management Directors $89,260 $48,180 80
81 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $88,880 $44,710 670
82 Power Plant Operators $88,570 $60,430 350
83 Labor Relations Specialists $88,120 $55,380 490
84 Loan Officers $87,750 $35,610 1,190
85 Occupational Therapists $87,080 $66,920 300
86 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $86,510 $47,740 380
87 Psychologists, All Other $86,430 $23,630 130
88 Civil Engineers $86,340 $57,070 2,050
89 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $85,990 $49,850 3,120
90 Ship Engineers $85,400 $46,050 80
91 Cost Estimators $85,120 $41,820 850
92 Cement Masons And Concrete Finishers $84,980 $53,280 550
93 Historians $84,980 $53,440 30
94 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,820 $41,700 1,700
95 Economists $84,710 $52,940 90
96 Logisticians $84,580 $53,870 440
97 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $84,200 $53,210 80
98 Dental Hygienists $83,430 $67,070 1,000
99 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $83,430 $42,600 680
100 Set And Exhibit Designers $83,260 $47,110 90

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