Average Salary for Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, roughly 6,000 students call Hawaii Pacific University home for four years. This private university offers a world of opportunities for the urban adventurer. Situated in the heart of Honolulu, students have easy access to a wealth of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural experiences. This summary is derived from information given by Hawaii Pacific University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Network Administrator
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
Special Events Coordinator
2 salaries
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
United States (change)

About This School

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813



Private School

40 %

8 %

40 %

38 %

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Graduates of Hawaii Pacific University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, clinical care, and the real estate industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be IT services. Those with an education from Hawaii Pacific University earn an average of $57K.


In the Hawaii Pacific University alumni community, men make a median salary of around $65K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $50K.


In the Hawaii Pacific University alumni professional community, Construction Project Managers make the highest median pay ($72K), though Information Technology Specialists (approximately $66K), and Information Technology Project Managers ($65K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in $40K.


Graduates of Hawaii Pacific University take pride in the city of Honolulu, and about two-fifths of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. It is also not uncommon to find former Hawaii Pacific University students living and working in New York — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $98K. On the other hand, Hawaii Pacific University alumni who end up in Portland receive the lowest median salaries of $41K. San Francisco is also a top pick, as is Los Angeles.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hawaii Pacific University grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) (earnings climb to $117K per year). An Associate of Science (AS), Finance is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $31K.


Hawaii Pacific University grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and around one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. IT Security & Infrastructure commands a pay premium of 71 percent for Hawaii Pacific University grads. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A solid majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a solid majority of alums are given health coverage, and a fair portion of former students accept dental insurance. Hawaii Pacific University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $46K 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


49 %
51 %
$30,166 - $74,558
$39,494 - $102,857
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 50 votes.
$35,046 - $71,157
$53,000 - $122,829
$49,132 - $101,736
$60,000 - $103,500
$39,548 - $68,727

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