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Hawaii Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Hawaii Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Hawaii, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Anthropologists and archeologists$55,42018022.0
2Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary$62,67018019.9
3Tour guides and escorts$21,3001,04018.9
4Etchers and engravers$38,68012016.8
5Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters$22,37054013.9
6Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$32,4304,02010.0
7Transportation workers$28,0108709.2
8Clergy$41,0907507.7
9Education teachers, postsecondary$57,1006106.6
10Baggage porters and bellhops$17,5609206.4
11Concierges$33,3202806.3
12Elevator installers and repairers$70,3702805.6
13Musicians and singers(varies)6805.6
14Bus drivers, transit and intercity$34,1101,9305.5
15Insulation workers, mechanical$51,1001305.3
16Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers$22,9108105.0
17Psychiatric aides$30,3405604.9
18Avionics technicians$59,1701704.8
19Parking lot attendants$15,2201,7604.4
20Word processors and typists$27,5102,0404.4
21Protective service workers$27,9501,6303.8
22Massage therapists$39,0903703.8
23Eligibility interviewers, government programs$35,8305203.7
24Tapers$48,7504003.6
25Urban and regional planners(varies)3003.5
26First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$60,8803303.5
27Property, real estate, and community association managers$60,3101,7903.5
28English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$55,3804503.5
29Survey researchers$29,6701503.5
30History teachers, postsecondary$70,9601403.4
31Education, training, and library workers$33,9805103.4
32Social scientists and related workers$65,9502903.4
33Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons$19,4201503.3
34Media and communication equipment workers$56,6801303.2
35Community and social service specialists$40,9009003.1
36Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers$49,2602403.0
37Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop$15,8204,7603.0
38Ophthalmic laboratory technicians$23,4901502.9
39Skin care specialists$26,8501502.9
40Demonstrators and product promoters$19,8305902.9
41Personal care and service workers$19,3304202.9
42Food batchmakers$17,8706102.8
43Statisticians(varies)1402.8
44Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture$29,7901702.7
45Transportation inspectors$56,3401102.7
46Film and video editors$29,4501002.6
47Life, physical, and social science technicians$38,9403702.5
48Lodging managers$60,0801902.5
49Engineering technicians, except drafters$63,9104302.5
50Self-enrichment education teachers$37,7509802.4
51Marriage and family therapists$47,3101002.4
52Helpers, construction trades$24,3501602.3
53Aircraft mechanics and service technicians$55,6406102.3
54Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants$18,6701102.2
55Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers$36,1503302.2
56Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$19,2809702.2
57Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$56,2604802.2
58Budget analysts$61,0603602.2
59Reporters and correspondents$54,9902702.2
60Real estate brokers$79,5701702.2
61Appraisers and assessors of real estate$50,1402802.1
62Civil engineers$64,1401,6002.1
63Health educators$52,3203002.1
64Fire fighters$42,6901,1002.0
65Travel agents$25,4405602.0
66Maids and housekeeping cleaners$24,8605,4102.0
67Psychology teachers, postsecondary$75,3101302.0
68Bakers$23,7408601.9
69Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers$20,7902,4801.9
70Environmental engineers$69,2302701.9
71Refuse and recyclable material collectors$29,6505101.9
72Dishwashers$17,4202,9801.9
73First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers$50,6302901.9
74Electrical power-line installers and repairers$61,2703601.9
75Architects, except landscape and naval$58,5106201.9
76Natural sciences managers$99,8702101.8
77Cooks, short order$20,3109701.8
78Computer science teachers, postsecondary$62,9801501.8
79Legal support workers$42,3303201.8
80Installation, maintenance, and repair workers$53,7406901.8
81Roofers$37,2506301.7
82Chefs and head cooks$42,5606201.7
83Dental laboratory technicians$29,9201901.7
84First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers$33,6401,0201.7
85Food cooking machine operators and tenders$19,5001301.7
86Security guards$20,9105,8901.7
87Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education$46,7604,6601.7
88Office machine operators, except computer$22,8104201.7
89Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary$59,4802801.7
90Education administrators$63,6401001.7
91Instructional coordinators$52,1505401.6
92Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$30,3109501.6
93Broadcast technicians$32,4401501.6
94Architectural and civil drafters$38,3405401.6
95First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators$53,6801,1201.6
96Social and human service assistants$27,6501,5201.6
97Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$54,1703101.6
98Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program$43,0302101.6
99Painters, construction and maintenance$42,4401,3201.6
100Dental hygienists$52,2407401.6

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Hawaii

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Hawaii are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons18,630$21,9801.3
2Office clerks, general11,320$23,7001.2
3Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners9,690$20,7501.4
4Waiters and waitresses9,530$21,3201.3
5Cashiers8,810$18,2700.8
6Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food7,750$17,2701.1
7Registered nurses7,370$66,2301.0
8Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks6,270$31,5001.1
9Security guards5,890$20,9101.7
10Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive5,620$31,7801.0
11Maids and housekeeping cleaners5,410$24,8602.0
12First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers5,200$48,2501.2
13Elementary school teachers, except special education5,040$42,4801.2
14Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand4,980$27,9100.7
15Customer service representatives4,860$30,8900.7
16General and operations managers4,830$96,3700.9
17Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop4,760$15,8203.0
18Stock clerks and order fillers4,710$24,0200.9
19Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education4,660$46,7601.7
20Landscaping and groundskeeping workers4,460$24,4501.5
21Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks4,020$32,43010.0
22Accountants and auditors4,020$49,6901.1
23First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers4,000$37,3701.2
24Truck drivers, light or delivery services3,970$26,6301.3
25Food preparation workers3,920$20,1901.4
26Cooks, restaurant3,820$22,7901.5
27Maintenance and repair workers, general3,810$34,7300.9
28Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products3,680$42,2100.8
29Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants3,640$25,1900.9
30Carpenters3,370$53,2201.1
31Business operations specialists3,340$58,7201.1
32Executive secretaries and administrative assistants3,200$40,9600.7
33Receptionists and information clerks3,100$23,4300.9
34Dishwashers2,980$17,4201.9
35First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers2,770$33,7401.2
36Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers2,480$20,7901.9
37Packers and packagers, hand2,250$18,3300.9
38Word processors and typists2,040$27,5104.4
39Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks2,000$27,6300.8
40Teacher assistants1,970$19,8700.5
41Bus drivers, transit and intercity1,930$34,1105.5
42Bartenders1,930$23,5001.3
43Police and sheriff's patrol officers1,920$42,6601.2
44Financial managers1,920$89,1001.2
45Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer1,920$37,5400.4
46Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,850$43,5301.4
47Automotive service technicians and mechanics1,840$37,2300.9
48Property, real estate, and community association managers1,790$60,3103.5
49Parking lot attendants1,760$15,2204.4
50Computer systems analysts1,750$68,9001.0
51Lawyers1,700$93,4300.9
52Protective service workers1,630$27,9503.8
53Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,620$29,3701.0
54Cleaners of vehicles and equipment1,610$22,6301.5
55Home health aides1,610$21,3700.8
56Civil engineers1,600$64,1402.1
57Tellers1,600$22,4000.9
58First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,550$61,0001.1
59Managers1,540$78,0301.4
60Electricians1,540$59,2500.8
61Social and human service assistants1,520$27,6501.6
62Cooks, fast food1,520$16,7100.8
63First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers1,460$72,1000.8
64Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop1,420$18,2801.3
65Child care workers1,420$16,3400.8
66Preschool teachers, except special education1,390$26,2901.3
67Computer support specialists1,390$38,1000.8
68Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses1,380$38,6800.6
69Painters, construction and maintenance1,320$42,4401.6
70Office and administrative support workers1,290$24,3201.5
71Sales representatives, services1,290$51,8500.9
72Medical assistants1,280$29,5201.0
73All other information and record clerks1,240$48,0601.3
74Counter and rental clerks1,240$19,0900.8
75Sales managers1,210$76,9001.1
76Management analysts1,210$68,3400.8
77Medical secretaries1,160$33,9401.1
78First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers1,130$63,5601.1
79First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators1,120$53,6801.6
80Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,120$58,7901.0
81First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers1,110$50,1400.5
82Fire fighters1,100$42,6902.0
83Loan officers1,090$65,6301.0
84Industrial truck and tractor operators1,080$37,4300.6
85Tour guides and escorts1,040$21,30018.9
86Correctional officers and jailers1,030$37,4201.4
87First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers1,020$33,6401.7
88Dental assistants1,020$29,8701.2
89Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products1,010$53,2101.1
90Self-enrichment education teachers980$37,7502.4
91Public relations specialists980$44,8001.5
92Taxi drivers and chauffeurs970$19,2802.2
93Cooks, short order970$20,3101.8
94Paralegals and legal assistants970$41,0301.3
95Cooks, institution and cafeteria970$27,7600.9
96Computer programmers970$55,9100.7
97Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks950$30,3101.6
98Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists940$25,7000.8
99Food service managers930$51,3901.5
100Baggage porters and bellhops920$17,5606.4

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