Nursing is a very popular and demanding profession, but also involves challenges and hardships. The basic requirement to become an RN involves degree in nursing for which you have to attend an approved school. The second important requisite is to clear the NCLEX-RN examination. Registered nurse salary in Hawaii varies according to many factors. Additional certifications and advance education can help you boost up your earning potential.
After California, Hawaii was the second highest paying state for this profession in the U.S., in May 2018 (as per the reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics), with annual mean pay of $98,080 and hourly mean wages of $47.16. The median wage was $50.62 per hour. Employment per 1000 jobs was 17.626, and 11,310 RNs worked in the state. According to the data of indeed.com, RN salary in HI was $35.05 per hour (as of October 2019). These salary figures were 18% above when compared to the national average.
Salary as per Geographical Location
It is clear from the following table that there are no major variations in the pay of RNs in different cities of Hawaii.
Average Annual Salary – RN I
Average Annual Salary – RN II
Average Annual Salary – RN III
Average Annual Salary – Head Nurse
Ewa Beach, HI
Pearl City, HI
Source: salary.com as of October 30, 2019 (RN-I, RN-II, RN-III, Head Nurse)
Earnings of Professionals Holding Similar Job Positions
Different titles are given to the registered nurses due to the difference in their work, experience and choice of industry. The designation you hold majorly affects your salary and other benefits. The table below shows the weekly, hourly and annual salaries of workers posted on different job titles.
|Registered Nurse – Medical/Surgical||$1,469/week|
|Registered Nurse – Pediatrics||$103,805/year|
|Interventional Radiology Nurse||$1,883/week|
|Registered Nurse – Oncology||$1,689/week|
|Registered Nurse – Operating Room||$1,667/week|
|Registered Nurse – Dialysis||$1,540/week|
|Registered Nurse – Endoscopy||$1,543/week|
|Labor and Delivery Nurse||$1,638/week|
|Registered Nurse – Primary Care||$2,217/week|
|Progressive Care Nurse||$1,468/week|
|Registered Nurse – ICU||$1,477/week|
|Registered Nurse – Home Health||$1,306/week|
Information Source- indeed.com (as of October 2019)
Other than salary, some benefits are also provided to all the RNs to improve their standard of living, and to help them prosper and grow. Some of them are-
- Health insurance
- Maternity leaves
- Dental coverage
- Travel benefits
- Paid holidays
- Personal time-off
The tremendous expansion in the health and nursing sector has resulted in enormous employment opportunities for RNs. The need of the nursing workforce is not only confined to the hospitals, but rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, home care facilities, etc., also have a large number of openings for these professionals. Besides, the population of hospitalized patients, who need care and support by the registered nurses, has increased significantly. If we look at the reports generated by the surveys, millions of registered nurses are working all over the world, and the need is escalating every single day. The BLS report shows that there will be additional 438,100 RNs requirement throughout the USA between 2016 – 2026.