These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Hawaii For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Hawaii.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Internists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Pediatricians, General
  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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 531 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Hawaii

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $269,800 $178,870 100
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $237,050 $57,560 210
3 Family And General Practitioners $231,750 $127,250 420
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $228,470 $63,630 1,380
5 Internists, General $212,360 $118,640 270
6 Chief Executives $201,680 $82,030 1,090
7 Dentists, General $196,690 $62,030 640
8 Nurse Anesthetists $192,580 $154,410 80
9 Pediatricians, General $174,390 $112,770 190
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $140,610 $93,420 810
11 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $137,560 $69,160 500
12 Physicists $126,480 $85,370 50
13 Astronomers $126,170 $55,030 90
14 Medical And Health Services Managers $124,970 $65,660 1,640
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,660 $81,770 830
16 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $124,160 $53,100 410
17 Pharmacists $121,780 $106,610 1,710
18 Physician Assistants $121,120 $67,500 320
19 Aerospace Engineers $121,100 $82,380 30
20 Petroleum Engineers $121,050 $88,110 70
21 Nurse Practitioners $120,570 $73,300 410
22 Financial Managers $118,740 $61,030 2,560
23 Optometrists $117,310 $74,270 170
24 Natural Sciences Managers $115,240 $82,860 250
25 General And Operations Managers $114,040 $48,160 9,550
26 Marketing Managers $112,800 $58,320 600
27 Lawyers $111,290 $64,720 2,020
28 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $110,470 $83,870 610
29 Air Traffic Controllers $110,050 $68,270 260
30 Construction Managers $109,850 $64,310 1,900
31 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $109,530 $56,730 120
32 Purchasing Managers $108,870 $61,510 270
33 Advertising And Promotions Managers $108,620 $49,780 110
34 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $108,420 $61,670 450
35 Computer And Information Research Scientists $107,520 $73,280 150
36 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $107,030 $84,710 130
37 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $107,010 $82,640 440
38 Human Resources Managers $104,300 $62,780 600
39 Training And Development Managers $104,180 $57,880 160
40 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $103,960 $75,320 60
41 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $102,750 $32,700 250
42 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $102,550 $67,970 530
43 Commercial Pilots $102,350 $31,180 320
44 Operations Research Analysts $102,270 $56,880 150
45 Sales Managers $101,480 $48,800 2,020
46 Administrative Services Managers $99,960 $61,510 1,340
47 Computer Network Architects $98,880 $61,230 400
48 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $98,480 $66,600 1,080
49 Economists $98,100 $56,060 160
50 Registered Nurses $98,080 $63,300 11,310
51 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,510 $49,200 1,030
52 Engineers, All Other $96,940 $61,700 630
53 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $96,880 $47,600 240
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,080 $61,150 30
55 Industrial Engineers $95,590 $54,670 40
56 Industrial Production Managers $95,040 $61,530 180
57 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $94,550 $47,210 450
58 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $94,440 $62,330 300
59 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $94,350 $72,080 160
60 Psychologists, All Other $94,260 $29,020 120
61 Managers, All Other $93,760 $40,780 2,000
62 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $92,650 $68,550 440
63 Lodging Managers $92,190 $48,280 450
64 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $91,630 $52,300 540
65 Information Security Analysts $91,520 $53,380 230
66 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $91,310 $67,780 40
67 Environmental Engineers $91,270 $59,870 200
68 Power Plant Operators $90,650 $70,640 220
69 Physical Therapists $90,540 $66,360 1,010
70 Database Administrators $90,380 $56,140 390
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $89,960 $56,940 1,490
72 Electrical Engineers $89,720 $58,880 870
73 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $88,620 $56,660 140
74 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $87,940 $55,520 360
75 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $87,520 $36,290 60
76 Civil Engineers $86,680 $56,760 2,030
77 Elevator Installers And Repairers $86,620 $37,830 210
78 Chiropractors $86,590 $27,530 110
79 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $86,530 $54,940 1,170
80 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,420 $33,190 100
81 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $85,660 $30,670 750
82 Logisticians $84,540 $51,950 460
83 Software Developers, Applications $84,340 $54,310 720
84 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,680 $31,420 50
85 Occupational Therapists $83,010 $57,520 330
86 Crane And Tower Operators $82,910 $69,240 120
87 Budget Analysts $82,840 $56,800 300
88 Credit Analysts $82,580 $43,020 110
89 Anthropologists And Archeologists $82,550 $45,580 130
90 Cost Estimators $82,390 $41,490 940
91 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $82,190 $52,230 100
92 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $82,130 $47,820 2,920
93 Tapers $81,840 $41,580 330
94 Social Workers, All Other $81,790 $56,760 230
95 Mechanical Engineers $81,730 $52,050 740
96 Personal Financial Advisors $81,700 $31,770 730
97 Emergency Management Directors $81,660 $45,210 70
98 Management Analysts $81,300 $52,040 2,040
99 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $80,960 $42,030 1,050
100 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $80,840 $65,750 60

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