Job growth in Hawaii’s thriving human resources field is projected to remain strong through 2026. Job growth among some HR professions here, including training and development specialists and compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, is even projected to beat the national projected growth rate during this time.
While HR management positions here fall below the national average in many cases, HR specialist and assistant jobs continue to post positive salaries. For example, both HR specialists and labor relations specialists enjoy median salaries that surpass the national median. HR specialists earn a median salary of $63,330, which is about $6,000 more than the national median, while labor relations specialists, with a median salary of $77,210, surpass the national median by about $14,000.
Human Resources Management Salaries in Hawaii
A grad degree, considerable experience in the field, and respected national credentials are all valuable additions to a human resources management professional’s resume. The most highly qualified HR pros in the field achieve supervisory, management, or executive roles in human resources, which often come with some of the highest salaries in the profession.
More information on what HR management professionals earn at all levels in Hawaii’s largest metro/nonmetro areas is available in the following tables:
Training and development managers in Urban Honolulu are the top earners among HR management professionals in Hawaii, earning a median salary of $101,020. The top 10% of these professionals earn an average salary of $167,920.
In the Hawaii/Kauai metro area, human resources managers earn a median salary of $83,480 and a top (90th percentile) salary of $135,280.
Human Resources Specialist and Assistant Salaries in Hawaii
Hawaii’s HR specialists and assistants in almost all cases earn more than the national median. For example, HR specialists here earn about $6,000 more than the national median, at $63,330, while labor relations specialists earn a median salary of $77,210, beating out the national median by about $14,000.
A closer look at salaries of HR specialists and assistants in Hawaii’s largest metro/nonmetro areas is available in the following tables:
Labor relations specialists Honolulu are the top earners among HR specialists and assistants in Hawaii, earning a median salary of $82,390. In general, Honolulu’s HR specialists earn higher salaries than their counterparts in the Hawaii non-metro area.
While HR specialists often earn more in Honolulu metro area than in Hawaii metro area, HR assistants here come out on top, earn more than their counterparts in Honolulu – $43,270 vs. $41,230.
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018 for human resources managers, specialists, and assistants – https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_hi.htm#11-9111. The BLS salary data shown here represents median – 90th percentile salary ranges for the state and its MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries.
All salary and job growth data accessed in September 2019.