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Average Salary for Hawaii Pacific University Alumni

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, roughly 6,000 students call Hawaii Pacific University home for four years. Hawaii Pacific University students have the advantage of living in an interesting urban setting, the city of Honolulu, while receiving an exclusive private education. This report is based on the answers of Hawaii Pacific University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hawaii Pacific University Details


1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813


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Graduation Rate:

40 %


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% Stay In State:

36 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

22 %
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Professionally, the health care industry, clinical care, and the real estate industry are popular business areas among Hawaii Pacific University alumni. Among Hawaii Pacific University grads, IT services is a commonly chosen career field. Following graduation, Hawaii Pacific University students earn an average of around $57K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $50K whereas the men's median is $65K.


The biggest paychecks among Hawaii Pacific University alumni are earned by Network Administrators — these former students make $74K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Construction Project Managers ($72K) and Information Technology Specialists ($60K). Office Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of approximately $40K in this job.


Hawaii Pacific University alumni love Honolulu so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with about two-fifths of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is no surprise that New York, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $98K), is another of the most popular spots for former Hawaii Pacific University students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Hawaii Pacific University alumni is Portland, where earnings average around $41K. Graduates also relocate to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Degree Major

Hawaii Pacific University students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) can expect to make the most money ($117K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with an Associate of Science (AS), Finance face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $31K per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Hawaii Pacific University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a seventh of former students report doing so. Knowledge of IT Security & Infrastructure seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 67 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $95K). Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of graduates receive health insurance, and a fair portion of graduates get dental coverage. A solid majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that Hawaii Pacific University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Chaminade University of Honolulu grads (who make an average of about $61K) earn salaries most similar to Hawaii Pacific University alumni. National University, Loyola Marymount University, and California Lutheran University are also similar to Hawaii Pacific University.

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Key Stats



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$40,075 - $101,327

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