Hawaii is not only a tropical paradise, but also ranks fairly well in average teacher salaries. A survey by the AFT placed Hawaii at 15th in the nation for the level of pay teachers receive. Those thinking of entering a teaching career should take note, however, that the cost of living in the state is quite high and a higher salary will not go as far as in other states. Teachers in Hawaii can boost their earning potential by getting additional degrees or by gaining experience in the teaching field, as salary is calculated by a graduated step program. Some financial assistance is available to teachers in the state of certain in demand subjects through government loans for those who wish to return to school to get higher degrees. In order to work as a teacher in Hawaii, applicants must have completed an approved teacher education program and passed the required PRAXIS tests at appropriate levels in order to teach.

Average Teacher Salaries in Hawaii

Figures are taken from Hawaii State Teachers Association and represent an average of entry level wages.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $33,324
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $38,906
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $45,423

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