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Hawaii State Salaries

Civil Beat has been compiling salary information for public employees in Hawaii since we launched our news operation in 2010. Read our stories on public employee salaries and use our the searchable database to review and compare pay levels.

DATABASE UPDATED: May 24, 2022

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What Salary Records Tell Us About Who Earns The Big Bucks In The DOE Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

What Salary Records Tell Us About Who Earns The Big Bucks In The DOE

Some newer administrative roles in the DOE’s salary records in recent years fetch high salaries.

Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu) Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu)

While the mayor and other top officials usually earn more on Hawaii’s most populous island, there’s a big exception.

Slicing And Dicing Civil Beat’s Salary Database Flickr.com

Slicing And Dicing Civil Beat’s Salary Database

How to explore the plethora of information about thousands of public employees.

Salary Data Shows Hundreds Of Honolulu City Employees Earn Much More Than Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Salary Data Shows Hundreds Of Honolulu City Employees Earn Much More Than Residents

The medical examiner and the top executives at HART are making the biggest salaries.

State-Run Hospitals And Clinics Pay Some Of Hawaii’s Highest Public Wages Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

State-Run Hospitals And Clinics Pay Some Of Hawaii’s Highest Public Wages

But counterparts in the private sector still make far more than doctors and administrators on the state payroll.

What Civil Beat’s Salary Database Tells Us About The Embattled Auditor’s Office Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

What Civil Beat’s Salary Database Tells Us About The Embattled Auditor’s Office

A decade’s worth of records finds high turnover and a decrease in analysts at the Auditor’s Office, but relative stability at the Ethics Commission.

Civil Beat Database: State Worker Salaries Have Climbed In The Past Decade Flickr.com

Civil Beat Database: State Worker Salaries Have Climbed In The Past Decade

The number of state employees has stayed remarkably consistent since 2011, but their salaries kept going up. Then the pandemic hit.

Hawaii’s Pandemic-Induced Rental Car Shortage — Here’s What The Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Pandemic-Induced Rental Car Shortage — Here’s What The Data Shows

Rental car companies sold off part of their fleets to make up for economic losses caused by the pandemic.

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions

Several market analysis programs have been discontinued in the past decade, including monthly reports on Hawaii produce like bananas and papayas.

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs also wants several agencies, including county police departments, to release the data they maintain about Native Hawaiians.

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean Cory Lum/Civil Beat

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean

While federally permitted, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes the data’s public release spurs facilities to reduce their chemical waste.

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers

COVID-19, elections and more. What a year it’s been.

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Recent studies show people are going out more as the pandemic drags on.

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii

An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data

Hawaii’s reopening on Oct. 15 resulted in economic recovery and community spread is the predominant mode of transmission, but Kauai and Maui were still affected by travel-related cases.

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii

The Hawaii Foodbank has distributed nearly 19 million pounds of food since March. The statewide food insecurity rate for 2020 was projected to be 16.8%, but the figure was far greater for children at 29.4%, or 89,050.

COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse

COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse

People in Hawaii have plenty of COVID-19 dashboards to choose from, but important information sought by researchers and policymakers is still missing.

Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat/2020

Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown

In this historic turnout, the president’s supporters turned out in larger numbers but not enough to influence state elections.

Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What The Data Tells Us About Hawaii’s Reopening Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What The Data Tells Us About Hawaii’s Reopening

Many of the 67,000 or so travelers in the first week of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program came with unapproved test results.

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse

The state’s population has been declining for three years. Experts worry that the economy will suffer as more people move away due to changes caused by the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Is Revealing Problems With How Hawaii’s Government Uses Data Screenshot/2020

COVID-19 Is Revealing Problems With How Hawaii’s Government Uses Data

There doesn’t seem to be a clear data strategy for the virus response.

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’ Screenshot-Hawaii Slack

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’

Ryan Ozawa was trying to produce ZIP code maps back when the state was publishing screenshots.

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data

A powerful federal law shields lots of health information from the public’s view, but there are some exceptions.

Hawaii And Maui Counties May Be Reaching A Virus ‘Tipping Point’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii And Maui Counties May Be Reaching A Virus ‘Tipping Point’

Test positivity rates have been climbing steadily in recent weeks, as Oahu’s had before there was a sudden surge in late July.

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’ Screenshot

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’

New data released this week from the health department is mostly repackaged information already available on the state dashboard.

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Experts talked to Civil Beat about how to make sense of available data during a recent Hawaii Variable event.

COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’

Despite a troubling rise in the number of cases, the public does not seem to have an appropriate sense of urgency, an epidemic tracking expert says.

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows

Mobility data gives us a clearer picture of just how much people have been moving around during the pandemic.

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says

Despite the pandemic, this could be the year that election participation starts to improve.

Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19 Screenshot-State of Hawaii

Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19

A recent study found that COVID-19 data tracking in the U.S. is incomplete and inaccessible. Hawaii is no exception.