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Average Salary for Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Hawaii Pacific University, a institution based in Honolulu, Hawaii. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Office Manager
3 salaries
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
Network Administrator
2 salaries
Special Events Coordinator
2 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
2 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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About This School

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813



Private School

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Former Hawaii Pacific University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including IT services, the real estate industry, and the credit union industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Those with an education from Hawaii Pacific University earn an average of $58K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $50K whereas the men's median is $67K.


Network Administrators win the contest for best-paid Hawaii Pacific University alumni, making about $74K on average every year, though Construction Project Managers ($72K), and Information Technology Project Managers (approximately $65K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in $40K.


Graduates of Hawaii Pacific University seem to enjoy living in Honolulu, and more than a third of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for Hawaii Pacific University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $98K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Hawaii Pacific University alumni is Temple, Texas, which offers a median salary of $31K. Other cities of interest include Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) will compensate Hawaii Pacific University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $135K on average per year. Those with an Associate of Science (AS), Finance face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $31K per year.


For Hawaii Pacific University grads, proficiency in IT Security & Infrastructure warrants a paycheck that is 67 percent more than other alumni salaries. Hawaii Pacific University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with roughly one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in five survey participants, respectively). A large number of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of respondents also receive dental coverage. Alumni of Hawaii Pacific University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for Chaminade University of Honolulu alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Hawaii Pacific University grads. National University, Loyola Marymount University, and California Lutheran University are also similar to Hawaii Pacific University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
870 1110
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Hawaii Pacific University


48 %
52 %
$30,283 - $79,018
$43,998 - $100,609
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
$35,924 - $76,268
$57,000 - $112,500
$45,000 - $112,500
$39,548 - $68,727

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