November 10, 2023

How Much Nurses Make in Hawaii

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The allure of Hawaii extends beyond its stunning landscapes and cultural richness—it includes promising opportunities for nursing professionals. In this blog, we’ll delve into how much nurses may expect to make on average in the beautiful Aloha State.

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Did you know that Hawaii is a top-paying state for Registered Nurses?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii is the second-best-paying state in the U.S. for RNs, right behind California. With an average annual wage of $113,220,* Hawaii is an attractive place for registered nurses seeking top pay. 

Just how much do nurses make in Hawaii?

Like anywhere, compensation for nursing professionals in Hawaii varies based on occupation. Below are some of the top reported nursing occupations and their average hourly and annual pay in Hawaii, based upon information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupation Average hourly pay in HI Average annual pay in HI
Registered Nurses $54.43 $113,220
Nurse Midwives $75.01 $156,020
Nurse Practitioners $61.69 $128,310
LPNs and LVNs $26.79 $55,730
Nursing Assistants $19.17 $39,870

How much do Registered Nurses make in Hawaii?

The average RN salary in Hawaii is $113,220 per year or $54.43 per hour. These averages come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and include all clinical nurse specialties. Depending on specialty, years of experience, and many other factors, actual wages may vary from this average. 

Working as a registered nurse in Hawaii requires licensure in that state. Hawaii currently has pending Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) legislation. In the future, nurses with a compact state license may be able to work in Hawaii without any further licensing requirements. 

How much do Nurse Midwives make in Hawaii?

The average Nurse Midwife salary in Hawaii is $156,020, or $75.01 per hour*. Nurse midwives provide comprehensive prenatal, labor, and postpartum care, ensuring the health and well-being of both expectant mothers and their infants throughout the childbirth process.

How much do Nurse Practitioners make in Hawaii?

The average Nurse Practitioner salary in Hawaii is $128,310 or $61.69 per hour*. Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, prescribe medications, and provide holistic healthcare services, often acting as primary care providers to patients of all ages.

How much does an LPN make in Hawaii?

The average LPN salary in Hawaii is $55,730, or $26.79 per hour*. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) assist registered nurses and physicians by providing basic nursing care, administering medications, and monitoring patients' vital signs in various healthcare settings.

How much does a CNA make in Hawaii?

The average Nursing Assistant salary in Hawaii is  $39,870, or $17.91 per hour*. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) support patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding, while also assisting with vital signs monitoring and providing emotional support in healthcare facilities.

Finding nursing jobs in Hawaii

Now that you know Hawaii is one of the top-paying states in the U.S. for nurses, how can you land a gig there? 

  • Check online job portals and websites specializing in healthcare and nursing job listings, such as Indeed, Monster, or LinkedIn.
  • Explore job opportunities on the websites of major healthcare facilities and hospitals in Hawaii, such as The Queen's Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, and Hawaii Pacific Health.
  • Reach out to local nursing staffing agencies or recruitment firms that focus on healthcare placements in Hawaii.
  • Use an App for nurses like CareRev to find shifts in Hawaii. CareRev connects nurses and healthcare facilities in states across the United States. Check out available nursing shifts in Hawaii

*The salary figures in this article do not reflect rates found on the CareRev app. Salary figures above reflect 2022 mean wage data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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