Average Salary for Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Hawaii Pacific University is a university based in Honolulu, Hawaii that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

443
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

135
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

27
out of 75

Typical Early Career Salary

$42,800
Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Office Manager
3 salaries
$40,000  
   
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
$65,000  
Network Administrator
2 salaries
$74,309  
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
$41,500  
Special Events Coordinator
2 salaries
$44,500  
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
$43,698  
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
$46,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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About This School

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813

www.hpu.edu/admissions

5,582

Private School

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Industry

Graduates of Hawaii Pacific University go into IT services, the real estate industry, and the credit union industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University is approximately $59K.

Gender

Male graduates of Hawaii Pacific University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $67K versus about $50K for women.

Jobs

Among Hawaii Pacific University graduates, the biggest earners are Network Administrators, who haul in $74K on average. Next on the list are Construction Project Managers and Information Technology Project Managers, bringing in $72K and $65K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Office Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $40K.

Locations

Hawaii Pacific University alumni like Honolulu so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with more than a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with Hawaii Pacific University alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $98K. Hawaii Pacific University alumni in Portland, Ore. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $41K. Alumni express interest in Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. as well.

Degree Major

Hawaii Pacific University grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $135K per year. An Associate of Science (AS), Finance offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $31K).

Skills

Knowledge of IT Security & Infrastructure seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 65 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($97K). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Hawaii Pacific University alumni, with nearly one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alums as well. A large number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Hawaii Pacific University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of Chaminade University of Honolulu pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by Hawaii Pacific University grads among similar schools. 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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %
Salary
$30,805 - $79,386
Salary
$43,998 - $100,609
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
$57,900
$35,924 - $76,268
$57,000 - $112,500
$45,000 - $112,500
$39,548 - $68,727

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