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Medical Assistant Salary and Jobs Information for Hawaii

Hawaii State SealFirst of all if you live and work in Hawaii you have to be among the luckiest people around. If you’re looking for a medical assistant’s job in Hawaii then there is good news and not such good news.

First the good news is that the state ranks 4th in the country for the highest average annual salary for medical assistants. Overall the state has an average salary of $34,780. This undoubtedly reflects the higher cost of living in Hawaii. But still it is not a bad average by any means.

As far as employment goes the news is not as good. Hawaii ranks 36th in the country for the number of people employed as medical assistants at just under 3200. Given the size of the state this is not out of line. So while there may not be as many jobs as in other states the average salary is very good.

The table below breaks out employment and salary information for Honolulu and the rest of the state outside of the Honolulu metropolitan area.

Medical Assistant Salary Data for the State of Hawaii

Area nameEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Honolulu, HI2750$16.78$34,900 $16.86$35,070
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan440$16.35$34,010 $16.13$33,540
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


As would be expected the majority of the jobs are located in the Honolulu area. It accounts for over 86% of the jobs in the state. It also has the highest average annual salary at $34,900 but not by much.

The Islands of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai account for the majority of the remaining jobs at about 440. What is interesting to note is the average annual salary for this area is almost the same as the Honolulu area. This is also good news. While in most other states there can be a rather wide salary range in the state this is not the case in Hawaii.

Where ever you may be looking for a job in Hawaii, you can be reasonably certain of salary level you will probably find.

But don’t forget this data is only an average and while it is recent data these can change over time. Prepare for your job hunt with a well written resume and cover letter to give yourself every advantage you can. If you take the time to do this it will pay off for you.