Registered Nurses in the state of Hawaii earn an average annual salary of $104,060 per year (or $50.03 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Hawaii RNs earn between $68,820 and $131,360.
On average, RNs in Hawaii earn about 34% more than the national average salary for nurses, at $77,460 (or $37.24 per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 196.3 in Q3 2020, nurses in Hawaii can also expect significantly higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be well above the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Hawaii Cities
The average RN salary in Hawaii will vary across the islands, but the highest-paying region for RNs is the main metropolitan of Honolulu, with average RN salaries at around $106,550.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|(Urban) Honolulu, HI||8,840||$106,550|
RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Hawaii
At a $104,060 average annual salary, Registered Nurses in Hawaii tend to earn a similar salary to some other types of healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Hawaii earn an average salary ranging between $92,650-$124,000, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Hawaii:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||1,050||$51,010|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Hawaii
Over 11,330 Registered Nurses reside in the state of Hawaii. Yet, these jobs are still projected to increase by about 12.2% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of almost 2,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.
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