Graduates of Hawaii Pacific University go into the banking industry, clinical care, and the health care industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of Hawaii Pacific University alumni wind up in IT services. Following graduation, Hawaii Pacific University students earn an average of $61K.
There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $69K after graduating from Hawaii Pacific University, the average woman earns only $54K.
The most lucrative professionals among Hawaii Pacific University alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $90K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $77K and around $75K, respectively, are Intelligence Analysts and Registered Nurses. Web Developers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of approximately $45K in this job.
Hawaii Pacific University alumni seem to appreciate living in Honolulu, and just under a third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Another city that attracts a wealth of Hawaii Pacific University grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation (about $90K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Hawaii Pacific University alumni is Portland, Ore., a popular place for former students despite its $53K average paycheck. San Diego, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev. are popular choices as well.
Financial compensation is highest for Hawaii Pacific University grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) (average earnings climb to $135K per year). Graduates holding a Master of Mass Communications (MMC) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $41K.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Hawaii Pacific University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a tenth of former students report doing so. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Hawaii Pacific University grads — they earn 13 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A fair number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of survey participants, and a fair number of graduates report health coverage. Other benefits that Hawaii Pacific University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Compensation averages $62K 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.