Early Childhood Education Jobs in Hawaii
Working in early childhood education in Hawaii you’ll soon discover there is a big upside to teaching here that goes beyond the unique opportunity you’ll have to teach and mentor a diverse student population – you’ll also be counted among the top earning early childhood educators in the nation! In fact, everyone from childcare workers to preschool teachers to child, family, and school social workers here all enjoy average salaries that far exceed the national average.
- Rasmussen College - Online 9-month ECE Certificate, Online Bachelor’s in ECE Leadership
USC Rossier - Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
- Fordham University - Online Master of Science in Teaching
- USC - Master's in School Counseling Online
- NYU - Master’s Degree in School Counseling Online
- Vanderbilt Peabody College - Online Master’s with School Counseling
- Capella University - Online Master's in Early Childhood Education
- Concordia University - Online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood Education
Hawaii Salary Rankings
in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
in the US for Childcare Workers
Early Childhood Jobs in Hawaii
With average salaries for Hawaii’s preschool teachers about $5,000 more than the national average, it’s no surprise that these professionals rank fifth in the nation in terms of annual pay. Other related profession here also come out on top, including child, family and school social workers and childcare workers.
|Occupation||Total Employed||Median Annual Salary||% of US Median|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||1,750||$56,030||113%|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||1,420||$39,560||115%|
|Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School||1,770||$54,000||86%|
|Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education||—||$36,170||138%|
|= Salary below nat’l. avg. = Salary above nat’l. avg.|
Childcare Workers – Hawaii’s 1,790 childcare workers earn an average salary of $26,090 – that’s about $2,000 more than the national average.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers – There are 1,750 child, family, and school social workers in Hawaii who earn an average salary of $56,030, which works out to about $7,000 more than the national average.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education – Hawaii’s kindergarten teachers earn $36,170, on average. Jobs for kindergarten teachers are projected to grow by 7% through 2026, which means plenty of opportunities for these education professionals in the years ahead.
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education – The 1,420 preschool teachers in Hawaii earn, on average, $39,560, or about $5,000 more than the national average.
Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School – There are 1,770 special education teachers working in Hawaii’s kindergarten and elementary schools. These professionals earn an average of $54,000. Jobs in this field are expected to increase by 8% through 2026, slightly more than the national average.
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare – Hawaii’s 110 education administrators in preschool and childcare settings earn an average salary of $58,270, or just $1,000 less than the national average. And because job demand in this field is projected to increase by 11% through 2026, professional opportunities will remain strong.
City-Level Job Stats
Work in early childhood education in Honolulu’s urban region and your paycheck will likely be larger than what you could expect to earn in other parts of the state. For example, while the state average for kindergarten teachers is just $36,170, in Honolulu it jumps to $44,870.
- Urban Honolulu – 1,100 licensed teachers with an average salary of $40,120
- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina – 130 licensed teachers with an average salary of $36,890
- Urban Honolulu – 80 licensed teachers with an average salary of $44,870
Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School
- Urban Honolulu – 1,590 licensed teachers with an average salary of $53,450
Education Administrators – Preschool and Childcare
- Urban Honolulu – 80 licensed teachers with an average salary of $58,810
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed April 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_hi.htm#25-0000.
BLS salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.