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HR Salary in Hawaii

Although it may come as no surprise, a May 2015 article in Forbes Magazine labeled Honolulu, Hawaii as third on the list of “Happiest Cities to Work In Right Now.”

The renowned magazine ranked states according to employee surveys that evaluated job resources, workplace environments, benefits, and growth opportunities. However, many human resources professionals in Hawaii are discovering that satisfying salaries are often achieved through career advancement.

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In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported salary and wage ranges for several human resources occupational classifications in Hawaii, including:

Human Resources Managers

  • Entry Level: $51,200 annually
  • Mid-Career: $80,700 annually
  • Experienced: $127,700 annually

Human Resources Specialists

  • Entry Level: $32,800 annually
  • Mid-Career: $56,500 annually
  • Experienced: $87,500 annually

Human Resources Assistants

  • Entry Level: $26,900 annually
  • Mid-Career: $38,100 annually
  • Experienced: $50,300 annually

Human Resources Manager Salaries in Hawaii

Salary data collected by the United States Department of Labor confirms that human resources managers in Hawaii received an average annual salary of $86,050 and an average hourly wage of $41.37 in 2014. However, human resources managers employed in Honolulu earned a slightly higher average annual salary of $87,670, while those working in the nonmetropolitan areas of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai received a much lower average annual salary of $81,880:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Honolulu HI
360
87670
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area
140
81880

Human Resources Specialist Salaries in Hawaii

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor published wage reports showing that human resources specialists in Hawaii earned an average annual salary of $58,530 and an average hourly wage of $28.14. Yet, human resources specialists working in Honolulu received a marginally higher average annual salary of $59,350, while those employed in the nonmetropolitan regions of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai took home a much lower average annual salary of $54,780:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Honolulu HI
1310
59350
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area
290
54780

Human Resources Assistant Salaries in Hawaii

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor announced that Hawaii held the second highest concentration of human resources assistants in the country. That year, these HR professionals received an average annual salary of $38,480 and an average hourly wage of $18.50. Those employed in Honolulu earned a slightly higher average annual salary of $38,720, while HR assistants in the nonmetropolitan regions of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai earned a slightly lower average annual salary of $37,610:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Honolulu HI
740
38720
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area
200
37610

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