The 30 highest-paying jobs in Hawaii

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Hawaii is beloved for its weather and its surf spots, but it’s
also a great place for medical professionals and scientists.

Using data from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics

program, we found the 30 jobs with the highest average annual
salaries in Hawaii as of May 2018, the most recently available
data. The top spot was taken by psychiatrists, who make an average
of $269,800 a year. Seven out of the top 10 occupations were also
in the medical field. 

Hawaii is home to 23 observatories, making it ideal for
astronomers. Mauna Kea Observatory is the world’s largest, and has
the second and third-largest telescopes in the world,
Keck 1 and Keck 2
.

Here are the 30 highest-paying jobs in the Aloha State.

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CEOs

Construction Managers make an average of $109,850 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 1,900

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through
subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the
construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and
systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a
construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling,
budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized
construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Air Traffic Controllers make an average of $110,050 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 260

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Control air traffic on and within vicinity of
airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and
control centers according to established procedures and policies.
Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights
according to government or company regulations to expedite and
ensure flight safety.

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives make an average of
$110,470 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 610

What they do,according to
O*NET
:
Supervise and coordinate the investigation of
criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators,
and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws
and regulations.

Lawyers make an average of $111,290 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 2,020

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Represent clients in criminal and civil
litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or
manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a
single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Marketing Managers make an average of $112,800 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 600

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies
and programs, such as determining the demand for products and
services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify
potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of
maximizing the firm’s profits or share of the market while ensuring
the firm’s customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or
monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and
services.

General and Operations Managers make an average of $114,040 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 9,550

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of
public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities
include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and
planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too
diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one
functional area of management or administration, such as personnel,
purchasing, or administrative services.

Natural Sciences Managers make an average of $115,240 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 250

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such
fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics,
statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Optometrists make an average of $117,310 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 170

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and
diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and
visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe
corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic
drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

Financial Managers make an average of $118,740 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 2,560

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting,
investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial
activities of a branch, office, or department of an
establishment.

Nurse Practitioners make an average of $120,570 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 410

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic
illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus
on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or
interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and X-rays. May
prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have
specialized graduate education.

Petroleum Engineers make an average of $121,050 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 70

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Devise methods to improve oil and gas
extraction and production and determine the need for new or
modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical
advice.

Aerospace Engineers make an average of $121,100 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 30

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Perform engineering duties in designing,
constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May
conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of
materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May
recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Physician Assistants make an average of $121,120 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 320

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Provide healthcare services typically performed
by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct
complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May,
in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an
accredited educational program for physician assistants.

Pharmacists make an average of $121,780 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 1,710

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and
other health practitioners and provide information to patients
about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other
health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and
side effects of medications.

Education Administrators (Postsecondary) make an average of
$124,160 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 410

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate research,
instructional, student administration and services, and other
educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including
universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Computer and Information Systems Managers make an average of
$124,660 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 830

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such
fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems
analysis, and computer programming.

Medical and Health Services Managers make an average of $124,970 a
year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 1,640

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health
services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public
health agencies, or similar organizations.

Astronomers make an average of $126,170 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 90

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Observe, research, and interpret astronomical
phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to
practical problems.

Physicists make an average of $126,480 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 50

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Conduct research into physical phenomena,
develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and
devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

Health Specialties Teachers (Postsecondary) make an average of
$137,560 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 500

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields
such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy,
public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Architectural and Engineering Managers make an average of $140,610
a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 810

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such
fields as architecture and engineering or research and development
in these fields.

Pediatricians (General) make an average of $174,390 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 190

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help
prevent children’s diseases and injuries. Prescribe or administer
treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized
medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in
infants and children.

Nurse Anesthetists make an average of $192,580 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 80

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital
signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist
anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be
registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Dentists (General) make an average of $196,690 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 640

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases,
injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases
of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and
retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive
care.

Chief Executives make an average of $201,680 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 1,090

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Determine and formulate policies and provide
overall direction of companies or private and public sector
organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or
similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational
activities at the highest level of management with the help of
subordinate executives and staff managers.

Internists (General) make an average of $212,360 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 270

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Physicians who diagnose and provide
non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ
systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of
problems associated with the internal organs.

Physicians and Surgeons (All Other) make an average of $228,470 a
year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 1,380

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
This job category includes allergists and
immunologists, dermatologists, neurologists, pathologists, physical
medicine and rehabilitation physicians, radiologists, and
urologists.

Family and General Practitioners make an average of $231,750 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 420

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help
prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general
population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for
further diagnosis or treatment.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists make an average of $237,050 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 210

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Physicians who provide medical care related to
pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help
prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the
reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to
women.

Psychiatrists make an average of $269,800 a year

Number of people employed in Hawaii: 100

What they do, according to
O*NET
:
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help
prevent disorders of the mind. Prescribe, direct, or administer
psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental,
emotional, or behavioral disorders.

Source: FS – All – Economy – News
The 30 highest-paying jobs in Hawaii