While the mayor and other top officials usually earn more on Hawaii’s most populous island, there’s a big exception.
The medical examiner and the top executives at HART are making the biggest salaries.
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.
The number of state employees has stayed remarkably consistent since 2011, but their salaries kept going up. Then the pandemic hit.
Most of them are at the Manoa campus, working up to 20 hours per week and also receiving tuition waivers.
Civil Beat fills out its salary database with thousands of City and County of Honolulu workers, including those caught up in a federal probe.
Civil Beat’s public employee salary database now includes 22,395 employees of the Hawaii Department of Education.
Maui County has the most employees, but Hawaii County has generally caught up in the salaries paid to top executives.