Early Childhood Education Jobs in Hawaii

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Hawaii may exceed the expectations of vacationers looking for paradise, but the stats on salaries for early childhood education jobs tell a different story. Preschool teachers may find competitive pay in this state with salaries averaging about $32,000, and Honolulu is one of the best places in the state to find work. For elementary special education teachers and childcare workers, salaries are just about at the national average. Pay for kindergarten teachers, however, is among the lowest in the nation, with Hawaii ranking at just 48 out of 51.

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Hawaii Salary Rankings

#5

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#24

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#28

in the US for Childcare Workers

#48

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Hawaii

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 2,860 $18,860 eks97%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,860 $46,240 check111%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,170 $32,210 check119%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 940 $50,660 eks94%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $37,760 eks75%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Honolulu, HI 2,070 $19,000 eks97%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Honolulu, HI 60 $37,470 eks75%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Honolulu, HI 1,010 $31,250 check115%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Honolulu, HI 810 $50,470 eks94%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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